Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

Over the last 8 or so years, we’ve had an incredibly good run in the world stock markets. Over this time, the S&P 500 (500 of the biggest companies in the US) is up 274% and the NZX50 is up 226%. If you’ve started investing in the past few years or so, you’ve...
Renting Vs. Buying 2017

Renting Vs. Buying 2017

Housing is always an incredibly hot topic, especially with our recent election. It’s getting tougher and tougher for the young generation to own a home.  I’ve written an article on the subject before, but I thought it was about time to revisit and update with a few...
What does a financial adviser actually do?

What does a financial adviser actually do?

Ever wondered what it is a professional financial advisor actually does? Those slick guys calling themselves Registered Financial Advisers (RFA’s) and Authorised Financial Advisers (AFA’s)? Most people tend to perceive them as pretty much exclusively catering to old...
Why 18-year-olds need to invest

Why 18-year-olds need to invest

Think back to when you were 18 and just finishing school. What were you doing? Working at maccas? Heading down to Dunedin to get steamed every night really get to grips with Health Sci? Myself, I was playing internet poker full time and I playing drums in a band...
Updated thoughts on the Sharesies App

Updated thoughts on the Sharesies App

I’ve  been a user of the Sharesies app for a little while now, so it’s about time I did a bit of an updated review for you guys. Here are my thoughts – what I like and what I think could be improved. In the future, I’ll have some analysis of the fees that...
What do you actually pay in tax on your investments?

What do you actually pay in tax on your investments?

TAX. Even just writing that word low-key fills me with dread. There’s no denying that tax is a very important consideration when choosing what to invest in. Tax is basically another fee; it has to get paid before you get your sweet, sweet returns. Unlike fees,...
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