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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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Shopping for ETFs – Sharesies vs Hatch

Sharesies and Hatch are New Zealand's friendly faces of investing, and are both fantastic services that have brought ETF investing much closer to everyday Kiwis. ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) are ...
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Peer to Peer Lending review – Lending Crowd

Lending Crowd lives in the shadow of bigger, more well known Peer to Peer Lending platforms like Harmoney, but do they deserve more attention? Lending Crowd is a simple platform ...
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Dealing with Dividends – 5 things to know about them

Dividends - everyone loves them, and they are a crucial aspect of investing as they are one of the two ways you can make money from shares (the other being ...
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What I’ve been investing in – August 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 August 2019 New ...
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Term deposit rates suck! What you can do – with 5 term deposit tips

Late last year I opened a 9 month term deposit with an interest rate of 3.50%. Time has flown by, and now as that term deposit is approaching maturity, I'm ...
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Building an investment portfolio – Simplicity vs InvestNow

Building an investment portfolio is something many of us want to do to grow our wealth, and these days there are many options New Zealanders can use to do so ...
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Simplicity vs JUNO vs BNZ – Battle of the low cost KiwiSaver funds

KiwiSaver has been around since 2007, but Simplicity shook things up in 2016, when they launched new KiwiSaver funds with dramatically lower fees than most other funds out there. They ...
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Peer to Peer Lending review – Harmoney

Harmoney is New Zealand's first and largest Peer to Peer (P2P) Lending platform launching back in September 2014. They've since facilitated the lending of over $1.2 billion across over 60,000 ...
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What I’ve been investing in – July 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. This month has been ...
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The best bank accounts and credit cards for managing your everyday finances

Being an investor isn't just about signing up to InvestNow/Sharesies/etc. and picking the right fund to invest in. We investors need the support of good products and services to help ...
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Bond Basics – 5 things to know about investing in bonds

I bet most people reading this are indirectly invested in bonds (often referred to as "Fixed Interest" investments) - either through their KiwiSaver, or through a fund on InvestNow or ...
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