Most of the books above are fictional – in the sense that they don’t technically exist (outside of my mind or this blog). Today, I want to share Devil's avocado: ...

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I recently wrote about taking articles from this blog and collating them into a series of books. Ostensibly, the books above are short works of non-fiction. With the exception of Luck, ...

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I recently wrote about taking articles from this blog and collating them into a series of books. Ostensibly, the books above are short works of non-fiction. With the exception of Luck, however, ...

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I recently wrote about taking articles from this blog and collating them into a series of books. Ostensibly, the books above are short works of non-fiction. With the exception of Luck, however, ...

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Returns on savings accounts and term deposits are dismal at the moment. As I write this, interest.co.nz lists returns on 12-month term deposit rates from 0.5% to 1.35% (mean of ...

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Most of us want to feel financially secure. How we feel about our financial situation is highly personal. Quite often I speak with people who are worth millions of dollars ...

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Family trusts are less popular than they used to be. There are various reasons for this. Tax benefits are more limited than they once were. Nor are trusts especially helpful ...

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Investing actively is great! By this, I’m talking about putting your time, energy, talents, knowledge, and expertise into how you invest. On the other hand, investing passively is great, too. ...

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When I was an earnest young Catholic, I was fascinated with Saul turning into Paul on the road to Damascus. A zealous persecutor of Christians doing a total U-turn and ...

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Earlier this year, my wife and I had to make the difficult decision to put down one of our cats.His name was Ta’ke (Tucky). We loved him. He came into ...

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It's human to experience regret.In the context of personal finance, most of my clients express regrets about financial decisions they’ve made in the past.Sometimes these regrets relate to what they’ve ...

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March 2020 was pretty scary. On March 11, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. New Zealand’s 4-tiered Alert Level system was announced on 21 March. ...

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Recently, I’ve spoken to quite a few people who describe themselves as “indecisive”. I can empathise. I’ve identified with this label in the past. However, I’ve started to note something ...

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My favourite articles are those that stay with me, many years after reading. One of these articles, from 2015, is Frank Bruni writing about “The Myth of Quality Time” in ...

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Your balance sheet provides a simplified view of assets you own which you can sell relatively easily, and which you can put a relatively stable value on. It omits some ...

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