Category: Investing

The minefield of ethical investing

We all want to be ethical people, right?!Well, at least most of us, right?! In which case, investing in an ethical way is likely to be in line with our values and priorities, right?! Maybe. The idea...

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...

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....

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...

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...