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Property – Where are we at?!

By |2020-09-15T01:40:53+00:00September 14th, 2020|Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, Kiwisaver, Market Place Review, Mortgages, News|

If I hear the word 'unprecedented' one more time this year I'm drinking one of the 4-litre containers of hand sanitizer under my sink. As with much of noise we've surrounded ourselves with this year, this year I've really learnt that pessimism is more expensive than optimism. We've seen this play out with our KiwiSaver

NZ Everyday Investor – check the top 3 most popular episodes

By |2020-05-12T23:04:05+00:00May 12th, 2020|Bitcoin, Finance, Insurance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, Kids, Kiwisaver, Mortgages, Myths busted!, Retirement|

With the aim of 'increasing wealth for the Everyday Kiwi', Darcy Ungaro launched this podcast almost 2 years ago. Each week, the subscribers to the NZ Everyday Investor podcast consistently increases, and is one of NZ's most popular, award-winning, podcasts. More 'Everyday' Kiwi's from all walks of life have than ever, have been exposed to

Mortgage Holidays

By |2020-05-11T23:25:41+00:00March 27th, 2020|Finance, Kiwisaver, Mortgages, News|

The Government has announced that the banks will be offering a 6-month mortgage holiday to help homeowners deal with the financial implications of the COVID-19 crisis. For most households, mortgage repayments are one of the biggest regular expenses, so being able to avoid that payment is appealing and in some cases almost essential. The term 'Mortgage Holiday'

#Covid-Corrections and what you should do.

By |2020-03-24T02:12:40+00:00March 24th, 2020|Bitcoin, Insurance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, Kiwisaver|

In this article, I'm going to cover off some of the issues around insurance and investments in light of the current Covid-Correction that is occurring. To get you started, have a listen to this fresh podcast with ASB Senior Wealth Economist with ASB, Chris Tennent-Brown. If you have KiwiSaver or you want to know what's

Common Covid Questions – what you should, and shouldn’t, be doing right now.

By |2020-04-08T03:10:37+00:00March 16th, 2020|Bitcoin, Finance, Insurance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, Kiwisaver, Market Place Review, Mortgages, News|

As you can appreciate, at this time we're currently experiencing a high volume of questions. They all have a similar sound to them so to save time, here's a list to cover off some of the FAQ's around Covid-19. If you're curiosity persists, please do get in touch. For an extra insight, I'm happy to

Interest Rate Predictions 2020

By |2019-12-12T23:37:20+00:00December 12th, 2019|Interest Rates, Investment Property, Kiwisaver, Mortgages|

Will interest rates increase in 2020, or will they fall further? In order to truly understand what influences interest rates, or the cost of currency, we need to dig around a little bit into a few factors. Forgive the technical jargon, but I'll try to break it down as much as possible here. 1 –

Retirement – What will it be like?

By |2018-06-22T02:12:08+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Finance, Investing, Kiwisaver, Retirement, Tomorrow's U|

Now that you know what retirement is (it’s the point in time that you’ve chosen to stop working because you need the money.), Let’s talk about what it’s going to be like. 5-year-olds know what they’re going to be when they grow up - 45-year-olds don’t. What happened? For crying out loud this is a

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