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Foreign Buyers in NZ – is that still a thing??

By |2020-11-23T02:39:02+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, Myths busted!, News|

Are foreign buyers behind NZ’s latest housing boom? Short answer, no. I caught up with Geoff Caradus from Pitt & Moore Law, to discuss the foreign buyer ban, whether it’s been doing the job it was intended to do.  Are foreign buyers behind NZ’s latest housing boom? The latest report out of the Real

Voting for our wallets – 2020

By |2020-10-12T02:25:22+00:00October 12th, 2020|Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, News|

They say that as consumers, we’re voting with our wallets. Voting for politicians on the other hand, it could be said, is voting for our wallets. As a green blooded libertarian, my natural disposition is to keep my wallet as closely guarded as possible at all times. But with voting already started and election fervour

Wealth Tax- The Green Party Explains

By |2020-09-20T03:45:22+00:00September 20th, 2020|Investing, News|

Tax series: Greens’ Shaw on the Wealth Tax What is the Greens wealth tax that we’ve heard so much about? How much of it will we actually come into fruition if they come into power this election? How is it going to impact the growing number of New Zealanders relying on investments for their income?

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

Debt / Property / Gold / Bitcoin

By |2020-08-11T01:53:12+00:00August 11th, 2020|Bitcoin, Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, Mortgages, Myths busted!, News, Tomorrow's U|

Chances are, at least one of those words will get you excited a little... For me it's all 4 I recently had a discussion on these 4, magical wealth-building ingredients, with fellow podcaster, Reece Reilly, who hosts a podcast and Youtube channel called KiwiTalkz.   Should you repay debt or invest at the same time?

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'

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

Making Small Business Bigger

By |2019-12-20T00:58:03+00:00December 17th, 2019|Finance, Interest Rates, News|

Do you run a small to medium-sized business and you've been in business for more than 6 months in NZ? Then read on... Adrienne Church, the General Manager of Prospa New Zealand discussed with me recently on the NZ Everyday Podcast, how 'cash-flow funding' works and how small to medium-sized enterprises grow using this tool.

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