Alternative Investments

Below are articles about some of the less traditional investments out there, such as:

  • Cryptocurrency
  • Bonus Bonds
  • Equity Crowdfunding
  • Property Crowdfunding

How to buy Bitcoin in New Zealand (step-by-step guide)

It can be a challenge to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in New Zealand. Many major services for buying cryptocurrency do not accept New Zealand Dollars. This step-by-step guide covers ...
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Bonus Bonds – Is it investing or gambling?

Bonus Bonds is a savings scheme that was set up by the government in 1970 to encourage people to save more. Basically investors put money in, and in return they ...
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4 things to know about investing in Equity Crowdfunding

Equity Crowdfunding is a relatively new way to invest, becoming available in New Zealand in 2014, and in Australia in 2018. It allows ordinary people to invest and buy shares ...
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What happened to Property Crowdfunding in New Zealand?

You probably already know about Crowdfunding (and Equity Crowdfunding) where many people put their money together to fund a common cause. Property Crowdfunding applies this concept to property, allowing many ...
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Digital Gold? 5 things to know about Bitcoin

Let me take you back to 2017, when Bitcoin was the hot investment of the year. Everyone wanted a piece of it, as its price went from $1,000 USD to ...
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Property vs Shares – The pros and cons of buying residential property

Investing in residential property is a Kiwi favourite - climb the property ladder and own bigger, better, and more properties. Laugh yourself to sleep every night, as your properties go ...
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How to sell Bitcoin in New Zealand

Cryptocurrency has become an increasingly prevalent asset class, and while it has become easier for New Zealanders to buy Bitcoin since I wrote the article How to buy Bitcoin in ...
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What’s the difference between Easy Crypto, Binance, Exodus, and more?

Easy Crypto, Binance,, Kiwi-Coin, Exodus, Trust Wallet, Ledger, and Trezor. Whether you've been investing in cryptocurrencies for a while, or you're new, you've probably heard of these popular crypto ...
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