Kids

Kids and Money / The Magical Power of Giving

By |2019-10-31T01:25:57+00:00October 31st, 2019|Kids|

Kids and Money - the magical power of giving! If you have more than one child, you know what it’s like when they bicker over toys - I’d rather stab my eyeballs out than listen to childish arguments about cheap imported plastic trinkets.  Why is sharing so hard for kids to do? Maybe this is

Don’t be so namby pamby – teach your kids how to work

By |2018-06-08T01:47:37+00:00May 29th, 2018|Finance, Kids|

Money smarts are one thing, but teaching your kids what to do with money without first teaching them how to get it -  it’s a bit dumb don’t you think? 1 - Work first then play In no way am I a good parent in the traditional sense, just ask my wife. She’s the good

A cup of cold sick, on an otherwise lovely day…

By |2018-02-11T22:57:25+00:00January 24th, 2018|Insurance, Investing, Kids, Mortgages|

A cup of cold sick, on an otherwise lovely day… So here’s the thing - an inconvenient truth herein lies, when one stops work before they die. Today, 1 in 3 are 65 with a mortgage - what would tomorrow's you look like?*. Yip, I may be about to ruin your day. It’s kind of

Raising ‘Money Smart’ kids – Part two.

By |2017-07-04T07:03:32+00:00June 12th, 2017|Finance, Kids, Kiwisaver|

Teaching ‘money smarts’ to your kids is critical – fail to do this and face a huge liability in your retirement. The most effective way to teach money smarts to your kids is to become more financially disciplined yourself:  Earn money, save/invest/repay debt, give, and manage financial risk are the main areas that we’ve already covered. Do these things well and your

Raising ‘Money Smart’ Kids

By |2017-07-04T20:20:57+00:00May 24th, 2017|Finance, Kids, Kiwisaver|

Teaching ‘money smarts’ to your kids is as important as teaching them good manners, like chewing with their mouths closed. I believe we’re failing as parents on both, but let’s talk about money smarts – financial literacy. Being literate in finances is the same as being financially disciplined. Broadly speaking it means you’re working on