Interest Rates

5 ways to escape your home.

By |2019-09-11T05:02:00+00:00September 11th, 2019|Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, Mortgages, Myths busted!, Tomorrow's U|

Your own home has taken you hostage – and there are 5 ways you can escape.   That’s right, you may have made a horrible mistake when you bought your current home. You purchased the house for the present you instead of the future you. I’m going to try to help you out, as, just

Negative Interest Rates – What Lurks Beneath

By |2019-09-06T04:22:13+00:00September 6th, 2019|Interest Rates, Investment Property, Mortgages, News|

Negative interest rates – Are all our Christmas’s arriving at once, or is this a sign of something more sinister to come? What’s a negative yield curve and why as a borrower, should I even care? Jeremy Couchman, senior economist at Kiwibank joins Darcy in a discussion around how things like interest rates, exchange rates, and

The OCR – ‘Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!’

By |2019-08-08T23:40:43+00:00August 8th, 2019|Finance, Interest Rates, Investment Property, Mortgages, Myths busted!, News|

In the 1980's, the medical alert business was just getting started - 'Help, I've fallen and can't get up' - I loved saying this slightly irreverent quote every time I saw someone fumble or fall over as a child - I know, sorry! The official cash rate has fallen. Are we in trouble NZ? Will

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

By |2019-02-04T01:15:12+00:00February 4th, 2019|Finance, Interest Rates, Mortgages, Myths busted!|

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN BUYING A HOUSE In this post I'm keen to help some people out - it's not that you're dumb, but unless you do this stuff every day you're likely benefit from at least a couple of points  here. Here's the thing - your mortgage is likely your biggest expense

Property Investment – why is it so special?

By |2019-09-11T04:10:00+00:00January 16th, 2019|Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, Mortgages|

What’s so special about investing in property? After all, equities perform better in the longer term so why would you bother at all? Perhaps it’s the ease at which it can be done, or the tangible nature of this asset class. I think it's more about this marvellous thing called ‘leverage’. In this podcast we

Stop wasting money on fuel- EV economics explained

By |2018-10-30T07:12:00+00:00October 24th, 2018|Finance, Interest Rates, Mortgages|

Being an environmentalist while driving a diesel SUV is like going to McDonalds for the salad. Now I’m not going to pretend to be a tree hugger - I do like burning wood as much as the next guy though! To state that you ‘stand’ for anything is like putting a big target on your

Myth #3 Financial advisors get kickbacks!

By |2019-08-08T23:08:18+00:00August 30th, 2018|Finance, Insurance, Interest Rates, Mortgages, Myths busted!|

Financial Advisers just want to sell you products so they can get paid! Well, here’s a myth that has truth in it - the answer is...YES!! Financial advisers want to get paid! Do you go to work for free? The real question that you want to ask here is this: Does the desire to get

Myth #4 – I’ll build wealth once I’m debt free

By |2018-08-30T23:53:10+00:00August 30th, 2018|Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, Myths busted!|

I’m going to share an observation that I’ve learnt from my most successful clients for over 15 years. You don’t build property wealth by reducing debt. You do it by holding assets that grow in value. Why is it then that there’s an entire industry devoted to debt repayment? We consistently see people who've paid

Myth #6 If I shop around I’ll get the best rate

By |2019-08-08T23:13:23+00:00August 29th, 2018|Finance, Interest Rates, Mortgages, Myths busted!|

It’s not about the rate that you pay, it’s about the rate at which you repay that matters - get rid of that debt fast, and your interest bill is cheaper. This truth is often ignored as it's not as easy to quantify and compare as a low number - this, unfortunately, causes many to

Property Investors Beware!

By |2018-07-23T22:13:44+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, News|

You could be smoking crack or selling babies on eBay, but no this is way, waaaaaaaay worse - you're a property investor! All your non-property investor friends think you’ve run off and joined a cult, your uncle thinks you’re insane for borrowing that amount of money, and the only one excited is your mortgage adviser!!

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