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Reasons to consider personal insurance in your 50s

Reasons to consider personal insurance in your 50s

By the time you turn 50, it’s possible you’re entering a period of your life with more financial freedom than ever before. Many in this stage of life could be close to saying goodbye to their mortgage, or already paid it off, and their children are probably out living their own independent lives.   Why, then, would you need personal...

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How upbringing and culture influence our investment decisions

How upbringing and culture influence our investment decisions

How comfortable you are with money, your ability to create a savings plan and your attitude towards investing can be determined back in your childhood. Watching how your parents dealt with finance and the effect that had on you and your circumstances can influence your appetite for financial risk. Do you remember hearing the sayings ‘money...

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Understanding your money mindset

Understanding your money mindset

When it comes to our personal journey of understanding money a fundamental step seems to be continuously missed – understanding ourselves. We’re not quite as black and white with our finances as we like to think and one would benefit greatly from understanding their money mindset to better shape their financial future. But what on earth is your...

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The $318K cost of being a non-working parent

The $318K cost of being a non-working parent

The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) recently looked at key drivers behind the 20% gap in retirement savings balances between men and women. They found that labour force participation, career gaps, the pay equity gap, changes due to motherhood, and low confidence and knowledge of KiwiSaver were all factors.   The biggest...

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Tips for surviving a recession

Tips for surviving a recession

With increased talk of a recession making the rounds there’s no better time to start getting your finances in order and making plans for the future. In the first quarter to March 2022, our GDP fell by 0.2% and another fall in the June quarter would technically bump NZ into a recession.   The best way to understand and deal with what will be...

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Tips for investing in volatile times

Tips for investing in volatile times

The world can seem like a chaotic place right now, with COVID pandemic still to deal with, wars ongoing, and all flavours of political upheaval. All this can make the idea of investing seem too complicated.    2019 saw news about Trump’s impeachment, Brexit, North Korea, and Hong Kong protests, yet the market went up 31%. Since then, COVID-19,...

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