Stop complicating your financial affairs!

There are a number of terrific, Kiwi-based, personal finance forums online. For some breadcrumbs, look for Facebook groups inspired by Mr Money Mustache or The Barefoot Investor; check out the Personal Finance NZ subreddit; or Sorted’s...

A tale of two pension systems (Australia v NZ)

New Zealand and Australia have very different approaches to funding pensions. Despite the many other similarities between our countries, you can consider us at opposite ends of the spectrum in relation to this important...

The myopia of compound interest

Compound interest is magical! But there’s a myopia that surrounds it, too. The magic of compound interest is something many financial gurus like to talk about. The Barefoot Investor is one of them. Below...

Invest in friendship

“Every so often you meet someone from your tribe. And the trick is, when you do, to know that person all your life.” This scene, staring Carrie Fisher as a guest star ​in Ellen (the sitcom,...

Buy experiences, not things??

“To be happy, buy experiences, not things.”  It’s a simple slogan. And it certainly seems compelling. I’ve seen it repeated many times in recent years, and I’ve been guilty of saying it as well....