Most people want to invest and get ahead financially, but many don’t know how to start. This was the case for me a few years ago when my money was 100% invested in term deposits and Bonus Bonds, and the rates and returns kept plummeting. But I didn’t know what else to do with my money! Most resources out there related to overseas investors rather than the New Zealand market, or didn’t go far enough into detail such as explaining which services to use, or which funds to buy.
One day I decided to take a punt and guess my way through investing in the NZ sharemarket, putting $3,000 into Air New Zealand shares. This led to me buying more shares in companies like Infratil and Genesis Energy, and although I didn’t really know what I was doing back then, this leap into the sharemarket gave me the confidence to develop a more serious investment portfolio and learn heaps about investing along the way.
Since then I’ve made money, made mistakes, lost a bit of money, and I’ve now been a self-taught and self-directed investor for over 5 years – with a portfolio of shares, bonds, peer-to-peer lending, funds, KiwiSaver, equity crowdfunding, and even cryptocurrency. And it turns out investing is something I enjoy! It is great seeing your own portfolio grow, and there is something new to learn about the investing world everyday. My ultimate goal is to develop an investment portfolio that will allow me to achieve financial independence.
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I read Kelvin’s article and it was very practical and very easy to understand. It would be helpful for those who want to invest in some assets in New Zealand, in addition to saving money. As the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad says, the only way to really get out of the rat race is to buy assets, not get into debt, and get money to work for us.Shawn
I thought [your posts] had a good amount of detail. Easy to read but still informative.Reddit user
It’s awesome that there’s more information on the NZ market, keep up the good work!Reddit user
I read your blog and thanks for devoting so much time on researching and educating usReddit user
It’s refreshing to have someone explain investments strategy in a way that makes sense and is easy to understand.Facebook user