home ownership

Myth #1 – Loyality will be rewarded?

By |2019-08-08T23:07:26+00:00August 30th, 2018|Finance, Mortgages, Myths busted!|

I've been loyal to my bank, so they'll look after me! Yes, this used to be true...but...Loyalty is NOT rewarded these days my friend! Here’s why: 1 - It’s not the bank who cares about you - it’s the PEOPLE. And good people often move on and get promoted! 2 - Rules trump all in

Myth #2 – A financial advisor will take away my fun!

By |2018-08-30T23:51:51+00:00August 30th, 2018|Finance, Investing, Mortgages, Myths busted!|

A financial adviser will take away all my fun! A financial adviser won't take away from your quality of life - they should actually be adding to it. Instead of judgement here - I'm going to bring some revelation to the area of your personal finance: - It's not about 'stopping' something - It's not

Myth #5 – Renovations can add value

By |2018-08-30T23:53:49+00:00August 30th, 2018|Finance, Myths busted!|

Now before you freak out and turn off, I'm not talking about replacing your kitchen or bathroom or even painting and doing the floors. I'm talking about full-blown renovations with council approvals, with big, wordy contracts from your builder, and all sorts of reports for things you've never even heard of. In most cases, renovations

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

3 Vicious traps for home buyers!

By |2018-07-18T04:47:46+00:00July 18th, 2018|Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property|

Imagine you're dying of cancer - would you be willing to do almost anything to win back good health? In a battle for life and death, what would you do to win? There are 3 traps that snare many home buyers - here they are, and you won't hear this anywhere else! 1 - The

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

Retirement – What is it?

By |2018-06-21T22:56:56+00:00June 21st, 2018|Finance, Mortgages, Retirement, Tomorrow's U|

1- It’s a point in time. It’s not a state of being. ‘Retired’ sounds so negative - like chewed up and spit out or tired, but not just regular tired - it’s tired again. Retirement isn’t about saggy bits and pieces of pale flesh - there could be something exciting about it, like planning for

The Gammy-Hip Bull Trap

By |2018-05-09T05:36:29+00:00May 9th, 2018|Finance, Investing, Investment Property, Market Place Review|

Ever been late to a gathering just to find out that you clearly missed the party? Nope, it wasn’t the Asti Spumante or the cheap cologne, you just got the timing wrong. A ‘property investment bull trap’ occurs when you’re too late to the party. You hear amazing things about the gains and experiences of

When is it okay to pop a boat on a house?

By |2018-04-09T21:32:52+00:00April 9th, 2018|Finance, Investing, Mortgages|

Never! A boat: A wedge-shaped fibreglass hole in the water large enough to absorb all your disposable income. If the weather's right, if you have time, and if it doesn’t need maintenance and repair, you’ll have a great day on the water every time! Now do I endorse borrowing to put anything on the house

When’s it okay to renovate?

By |2018-03-28T01:44:05+00:00March 21st, 2018|Finance, Investing, Mortgages|

I’ve seen this story play out a hundred times in the last couple of years: First home is great, then come the children and the walls start moving in like that scene from Star Wars. The house just isn’t big enough anymore and it’s time for a change. The kitchen needs work, you need another