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Retirement – How much will it cost?

By |2018-07-08T23:08:06+00:00July 8th, 2018|Finance, Retirement|

So you’re taking a trip and you’re deciding what to bring. The weather, your free time, transport and accommodation, all important considerations right? Planning a trip and your retirement should be approached in a similar way. If you’re in your 40’s you may have about 20-30 years to prepare for a period of time that

Don’t be so namby pamby – teach your kids how to work

By |2018-06-08T01:47:37+00:00May 29th, 2018|Finance, Kids|

Money smarts are one thing, but teaching your kids what to do with money without first teaching them how to get it -  it’s a bit dumb don’t you think? 1 - Work first then play In no way am I a good parent in the traditional sense, just ask my wife. She’s the good

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