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Myth #4 – I’ll build wealth once I’m debt free

By |2018-08-30T23:53:10+00:00August 30th, 2018|Finance, Interest Rates, Investing, Investment Property, Myths busted!|

I’m going to share an observation that I’ve learnt from my most successful clients for over 15 years. You don’t build property wealth by reducing debt. You do it by holding assets that grow in value. Why is it then that there’s an entire industry devoted to debt repayment? We consistently see people who've paid

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 – 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

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

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

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

When’s it okay to put a pool on the house?

By |2018-03-28T01:45:55+00:00March 15th, 2018|Finance, Investing, Mortgages|

‘Never, it should go next to the house!’ - said some smart-ass in the corner. You know what I’m talking about right though- you own a home with a backyard that’s simply crying out for it - ‘gimme a pool!!!’ You potentially had one as a child and you had fond memories of having your