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Smartshares vs Vanguard vs AMP – International Share Index Fund shootout

Index funds that invest in international shares are a fantastic way to diversify your investment portfolio overseas, particularly as our home NZ market makes up less than 0.5% of the ...
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Clean and Green? 5 things to know about Ethical investing

Cluster bombs, land mines, and controversial weapons. Having your hard earned KiwiSaver money being invested in these industries is probably the last thing you want. This is where ethical investing ...
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What I learnt – Puro (Medical Cannabis) Investor Roadshow

There is always some hot trend going on in the investing world, and medical cannabis is one of them right now. In recent years, we've seen medical cannabis firm Cannasouth ...
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What I’ve been investing in – November 2019

What I've been investing in is a monthly series covering what investments I've made during the month, and any investing related news that I've found interesting. Things are quietening down ...
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What’s inside your property fund? 5 things to know about REITs

Property is a Kiwi obsession. Yet it is unaffordable for so many of us. Therefore it's not uncommon for us to look at adding Property funds and REITs (Real Estate ...
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Peer to Peer Lending review – Squirrel

Squirrel (also known as Squirrel Money) is an Auckland based Peer to Peer (P2P) Lending platform which launched in late 2016. Squirrel was the second P2P Lending platform I joined ...
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What I learnt – ‘Investing for Contractors’ Panel with Darcy Ungaro

I've recently begun listening to investing and finance related podcasts, one of them being NZ Everyday Investor, hosted by Darcy Ungaro. Last week Darcy facilitated a panel event in Wellington ...
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Smartshares vs Simplicity vs AMP vs Kernel – NZ Share Index Fund shootout

Index funds that invest in New Zealand shares are a fantastic investment to choose when beginning to invest, or for existing investors to use in their portfolios. They are easy ...
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What happens to your money if InvestNow or Sharesies go bust?

When thinking about investing your hard earned money, it is understandable (and a good thing!) to question whether the investment provider you want to use such as InvestNow and Sharesies ...
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What I’ve been investing in – October 2019

What I've been investing in is a monthly series covering what investments I've made during the month, and any investing related news that I've found interesting. In October 2019, Extinction ...
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What I learnt – Foxplan ‘Grow Your Wealth’ Investment Workshop

I first heard about Wellington based financial planning firm FoxPlan a few years ago when a couple of their advisers tried to add me on LinkedIn. I ignored them, like ...
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No Sharesies, No worries! A guide to investment services in Australia

Whether it be the ANZACs, the great sporting rivalries, or just fighting over who invested the lamington, New Zealand certainly has close ties with our neighbour, Australia. We are close ...
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