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: 

This blog is made possible by Fairhaven Wealth and its wonderful clients.

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!

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.