Interesting, enjoyable, provocative, useful, and otherwise memorable articles from 2015

12 January 2016

When I read an article that I think is especially interesting, enjoyable, provocative, or useful, I often tweet a link to the article on one of my four Twitter accounts: @sonniebailey@nzwealthandrisk@personalrisk@chchlawyer

Below is a non-exhaustive list of articles from my year that were especially memorable. 


Good news and bad news


Building and managing wealth

I read a lot of dry stuff about investment in 2015. But I also read many entertaining articles directed at a more general audience. 

  • And low-cost index-based funds:

Special mention

  • In terms of specific blogs or resources from 2015, special mention goes to:
    • Australian journalist Adele Honin’s profound and wise blog, Coming of Age, about the challenges of ageing. I was saddened to hear of her recent death.
    • Ben Carlson’s blog, A Wealth of Common Sense.
    • Dr James Dahle’s blog, The White Coat InvestorDahle, himself a practising medical specialist, writes about personal finance and investing. It is targeted towards medical professionals (“white coats”) but is relevant for most people generating a high income. 

Finally, I tip my hat to Wait But WhyI discovered this blog in 2015. It has some amazing articles. I’m inclined to divide them into two categories – heavy duty substantive articles: 

And fresh perspectives on the everyday and important:

I hope you enjoy this list! And if you’re interested, feel free to follow this blog or any of my Twitter accounts, @sonniebailey@nzwealthandrisk@personalrisk@chchlawyer

All the best for 2016!



About the author 

Sonnie Bailey

In his spare time, Sonnie likes telling people that he’s a former Olympic power walker, a lion tamer, or that he is an orthodontist. He is none of those things. In reality, Sonnie is a financial planner based in Christchurch. Through his business, Fairhaven Wealth (www.fairhavenwealth.co.nz), he provides independent, advice-only, fixed-fee financial planning services. Sonnie is a “recovering lawyer”: he has specialised in trusts and personal client work. He has also worked as a financial services lawyer for many years.

You may also like

Predict your future! (featuring some personal predictions of my own)

There are many different types of “financial adviser”

Small probabilities, big consequences

Sign up to the NZ Wealth & Risk mailing list