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What is INFLATION and why should you care?

By |2020-06-29T04:33:46+00:00June 29th, 2020|Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, Mortgages|

Inflation – on the surface, it would appear at times as though you’re doing really well with investing. If the ‘wealth’ you see is increasing over time, this is great right – but have you factored in inflation? Property has for the most part in NZ, doubled every 10 yrs in price (at least for Auckland)

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