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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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InvestNow vs Sharesies – Ultimate Fund Platform showdown and review

Pak'nSave vs Countdown. Cadbury vs Whittakers. Air New Zealand vs Jetstar. There are heaps of great rivalries around NZ and the world, and InvestNow vs Sharesies is one of them ...
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What I learnt – NZ Shareholders’ Association ‘Money 101’ Seminar

Last week was World Investor Week, and the Wellington branch of the New Zealand Shareholders' Association put on a free investing seminar. The theme was use it or lose it ...
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What taxes do you need to pay on your investments in New Zealand?

Tax might be the biggest expense you'll pay over your lifetime. And you wouldn't be alone if you said that tax is the most confusing (and perhaps the most boring!) ...
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What I’ve been investing in – September 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 September 2019, Japan ...
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What I learnt – Craigs Investment Partners Investing Workshop

Investment firms regularly run free investing workshops and seminars to share their knowledge to the public (and they usually have free food!). This month I've been seeing ads for complimentary ...
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How to invest for kids in New Zealand

As a parent you want the best for your kids. This might involve saving and investing money for their future, in addition to making sure they eat their veggies, do ...
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