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Friday faves: Volume 3

Friday faves: Volume 3

For those who don’t know me, I am an Authorised Financial Adviser who blogs about Financial Independence. I am on track to be financially independent by the age of 45.

Every Friday I share some of my favourite content that I have read, watched, or listened to that week. Most of the content will be focused on achieving financial independence, although achieving happiness also plays a big role.

There are a lot of great blogs out there, and hopefully the Friday faves will introduce you to a new website.

Maybe just not your favourite one :).

Happy Friday all. Congratulations, you have made it to the end of another week. Here is my selection of best content for this week: […..]

Friday faves: Volume 2

Friday faves: Volume 2

For those who don’t know me, I am an Authorised Financial Adviser who blogs about Financial Independence. I am on track to be financially independent by the age of 45.

Every Friday I share some of my favourite content that I have read, watched, or listened to that week. Most of the content will be focused on achieving financial independence, although achieving happiness also plays a big role.

There are a lot of great blogs out there, and hopefully the Friday faves will introduce you to a new website.

Maybe just not your favourite one :). You’ll come back to me right?…….….RIGHT?

Happy Friday all. You have made it to the end of the week. Here is my selection of best content for this week […..]

Friday faves: Volume 1

Friday faves: Volume 1

For those who don’t know me, I am an Authorised Financial Adviser who blogs about Financial Independence. I am on track to be financially independent by the age of 45.

Starting today, every Friday, I will share some of my favourite content that I have read, watched, or listened to that week. Most of the content will be focused on achieving financial independence, although achieving happiness also plays a big role.

There are a lot of great blogs out there, and hopefully the Friday faves will introduce you to a new website.

Maybe just not your favourite one :). You’ll come back to me right?…….….Right?

Happy Friday all. You have made it to the end of the week. Here is my selection of best content for this week […..]

Using your mortgage as an emergency fund

Using your mortgage as an emergency fund

I am a member of a few personal finance related online forums and I frequently see the question of “Where should I put my emergency savings?”

Without a doubt, the top answer always tends to be to keep it in the mortgage account, for those that have a mortgage.

Now the members of these communities mean well, but unlike financial advisers, they are no repercussions for bad advice, or advice given without explanation of the risks […..]

Using Kiwisaver to buy a house

Using Kiwisaver to buy a house

A few months back, I wrote an article worried about the number of people using their Kiwisaver retirement funds to buy a house.

It seemed to me that a lot of us were tapping into our Kiwisaver just because we can, and I’m not sure that everyone understands the impact this may have on long term savings.

Well I have recently come across a report that tells us how many first home buyers are tapping into their Kiwisaver to buy a house […..]

Stop hiding

Stop hiding

As a volunteer budget adviser, I often see clients that ignore their debt problem. Their theory is, “If I ignore it then I won’t know there is a problem.”

I have had clients come into the office with a pile of unopened envelopes. They know it is bills inside but by not opening the mail, they convince themselves that there are no bills to pay and there is no problem. But guess what? It doesn’t […..]

The normalisation of credit card debt

The normalisation of credit card debt

Credit card debt has become so normal that we no longer call it debt. It is called a credit balance. Sounds much nicer doesn’t it? This was no doubt rephrased by the credit card industry to normalise debt. In a similar way Kentucky Fried Chicken rebranded to KFC because they didn’t want people thinking of the word ‘fried’, the credit card industry doesn’t want […..]