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Do You Want Tulips Wit Your Bitcoin?

Do You Want Tulips Wit Your Bitcoin?

The cryptocurrency bitcoin continues to make the news. What many New Zealanders don't realise is that if they hold loyalty cards like Fly Buys or an air points card, they already own digital currencies. However, when we read in December of a Wellington waterfront property for sale in bitcoin, and that bitcoin futures recently debuted on Wall...

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Can You Afford To Retire?

Can You Afford To Retire?

"People who want to have choices in retirement will need to have around $100k in their KiwiSaver account by age 30 to be on track, figures from Massey University show. Numbers crunched by Massey University have revealed how much an individual would need to have in KiwiSaver by age 30, 40, 50 and 60 to afford either a no-frills retirement or more...

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Business Insurance Essentials

Business Insurance Essentials

AdviceFirst’s business clients operate in many industry sectors including manufacturing, software, law, publishing, public relations and various others. Many have chosen us to assist with their business insurance needs, and some of the most common types are listed below. Let's take a closer look. Group Insurance This is insurance cover that your...

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PROTECT YOUR WHOLE FAMILY – A client case study

PROTECT YOUR WHOLE FAMILY – A client case study

James Polson, an AdviceFirst Client Adviser, recently arranged tailored cover for a couple; the father works while the mother takes care of four young children. “They wanted protection in case the mother became ill with cancer, which is the main concern for a lot of my clients,” says James. “I was able to recommend a range of insurance benefits...

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Trump, Brexit And Earthquakes – What’s Next?

Trump, Brexit And Earthquakes – What’s Next?

In a few weeks, on January 20, Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America, and in March the Prime Minister of Britain, Theresa May, may – or may not – trigger Article 50 to signal the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union. The future it seems is uncertain, but this is nothing new. Media and various experts...

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With Kiwisaver Ages Matters

With Kiwisaver Ages Matters

KiwiSaver members who don’t actively choose an age-appropriate fund could miss out on as much as $341,000 by the time they turn 651! KiwiSaver is like a time capsule. The decisions people make now about fund choice will be judged by their 65-year-old selves in the future. So if you belong to a KiwiSaver scheme you might want to think about your...

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