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Capital Gains Tax – What’s the problem that it solves?

By |2019-03-25T23:28:19+00:00March 25th, 2019|Investing, Investment Property, Market Place Review, News|

“We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”  ― Winston S. Churchill Capital Gains Tax. What's the problem that it solves? But first, some facts: 1 – What is ‘Capital Gains Tax’. Simply put,

A Podcast Good For Your Wealth!

By |2018-07-25T23:39:39+00:00July 25th, 2018|Bitcoin, Finance, Insurance, Investing, Investment Property, Market Place Review, Mortgages, News|

Who wants to listen to a cheesy show about making money and showing off about how much they know? Well if it’s going to be that kind of party I’ll go stick my face in some mashed potatoes  - it’s high time that someone starts getting real about how they talk about financial literacy. The

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!!

A Tale of Two Coins – Part Two, the New Monetary System

By |2018-05-09T01:39:47+00:00May 9th, 2018|Bitcoin, Investing, News|

Righto, let’s continue our tale of two coins - last time I covered the current monetary system. Our ‘fiat’ currency doesn’t represent what we think it does (we think it’s an asset but it’s merely a credit note). As uncomfortable as it makes people like me that do what I do, there’s new money on

A tale of two coins

By |2018-05-03T23:05:54+00:00April 30th, 2018|Bitcoin, Finance, Investing, News|

Righto, let’s have a crack at a topic that people like me don’t like talking about. The main reason why is because it’s new, and anything new, especially when it has the potential to change the status quo, makes one feel uncomfortable. Do you kind of feel the same way? So yeah, this stuff scares

The Cycle of 10’s – makes the wee fluff on me cockles run prickly and cold.

By |2017-11-22T22:40:21+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Finance, Insurance, Interest Rates, Market Place Review, News|

I grew up in a small Canadian town a lot like Queenstown -  very beautiful, loads of outdoor fun like skiing and hiking, but imagine more bacon. Like Queenstown, the seasons never failed, and no matter how much you tried to wiggle your way out of winter, summer always came of its own volition. Seasons

The end is nigh?

By |2017-10-29T23:11:00+00:00October 29th, 2017|Finance, Market Place Review, Mortgages, News|

The capitalists may have to pitch in and get behind the projects of the socialists for the next 3 years. We didn’t see that coming - that’s been happening a lot though eh? The All Blacks lost, Labour’s now in power, and I just plucked out a grey nose hair - will it really cause

This election’s made my wieners go off!

By |2017-10-05T22:47:43+00:00October 5th, 2017|Finance, Market Place Review, Mortgages, News|

I’m a mortgage adviser - I sell mortgages like a hot dog vendor cruising central park in summer, but this election, like a prolonged summer, has made my wieners go off in a bad way. Even the crack whore property investors who’ve helped fund my children's shoes for the last few years, have gone into

NZ – We Think You Should Know…

By |2017-07-04T21:09:22+00:00July 4th, 2017|Finance, Interest Rates, Market Place Review, News|

We Thought You Should Know… It helps to understand a little of what’s happening in your outside world, to run your inside world a little better. There’s so much ‘noise’ with traditional media outlets so it’s hard to know what’s actually real – Here are two changes happening soon that we think you should know about, as it could affect

The Devil’s in the Detail – Beware of work health insurance schemes!

By |2017-07-04T20:33:00+00:00July 4th, 2017|Finance, Insurance, News|

Now I may get into trouble here but someone really should say something about the most common employer promoted health insurance scheme in NZ. I won’t mention their name, but I can almost guarantee the following: if you have an employer based health insurance scheme in NZ, there’s a reasonably good chance it’s these guys.

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