Investing is personal

How would you invest if you were 60 and had an investment portfolio of $5 million? And let’s say you enjoyed a lifestyle that costed, say, $100,000 per year, and didn’t have any desire...

Thought(crime)s on parenting

(Not directly related to money. But related to the greatest form of riches. I wrote this article several years ago but didn’t have a forum for publishing it. Thanks to school holidays I don’t...

My (in)efficient market hypothesis

One reason academically-inclined people give for investing in index-based funds is the “efficient-market hypothesis”. (Another is the empirical evidence that index-based funds tend to outperform actively managed funds, especially after fees, over the long-run....

Success is personal

“Success” for you is different to “success” for me. I’ve been reflecting on this lately in the context of my business. I celebrated the two year anniversary of Fairhaven Wealth a few months ago,...

Three great podcasts for your earballs

I love podcasts. I wrote about podcasts in 2014, and recommended various podcasts that I enjoyed at the time. (The article is a fascinating time capsule. If I were to make another list, I’d...

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...