Harden up in 2016 and just do it!

By Paul Sewell It is the New Year and you have made some financial New Year’s resolutions.  Chances are saving more money is on the list.  This post is not about tips on  how to save money as you already know what  to do.  Just do it in 2016.   Financial Planning 101 states the Read more…

A reassuring article about Greece for Investors

July 8, 2015 Greece is the Word Jim Parker   The world’s markets and media financial pages have been consumed by a single issue in recent weeks—the stand-off between debt-laden Greece and its international lenders over the conditions of any further bailout. For investors everywhere, both of the large institutional kind and individual participants, the Read more…

Paul Sewell asked for views on Hawkes’s Bay First Home Buyers, HB Today

  Hundreds take step on to housing ladder Government loans aimed at helping New Zealanders buy their own homes are proving popular, Catherine Gaffaney reports in the second part of our five-week investigation into getting a foothold on the property ladder. And a loosening of restrictions is making it even easier. Financial Advice Hawke’s Bay Read more…

Market Views From Paul Sewell

Markets have performed well year to date, especially in Europe and Japan.  The New Zealand economy is still in robust health and recent official data is also showing ongoing growth.  We have been more positive than most on the global economic outlook.  We believe we have seen the low in European bond yields and that we Read more…

Michael Gallagher asked for views on KiwiSaver, NZ Herald

Tamsyn Parker Money Editor for NZ Herald Should you still sign kids up to KiwiSaver? Enrolling children in KiwiSaver can help teach them about saving. Photo / Thinkstock Parents would be financially better off paying down their mortgage or other debts than signing their children up to KiwiSaver now the $1000 incentive has been canned, Read more…

Last chance for free $520.00

The end of June is the deadline for people to receive the maximum member tax credit from their KiwiSaver account. For every dollar a member puts into their KiwiSaver account, the government puts in 50 cents up to a maximum of $521.43 per year. To get the full credit, you need to have contributed $1046.86 Read more…

Before you Spend

If you have heard the phrase-“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity”,   You are about to spend some money that you haven’t budgeted for.   I have been thinking about all these “once in a life time opportunities” that we all seem to have options too. Given it is Halloween today, Americans are expected to spend Read more…

Before You Invest

WE BELIEVE… that it’s best to adopt a sensible approach in planning your investments.  This will enable you to select the right investments to meet your goals at the right time, with an acceptable level of risk along the way.  But before you do this, you need to lay the foundations to look after yourself, Read more…

Trans-Tasman Super Portability Rules

More than $17 Billion Australian dollars “lost” in their system: is any of it yours? If you have ever worked in Australia and had contributions to a superannuation scheme there new rules come into effect on 1 July 2013 that allow you to transfer your Australian Superannuation to New Zealand. There are certain rules though! Read more…

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