Professional Investment Services

The mortgage or KiwiSaver?

It All Depends I read the following article earlier in the week and in some context I agree with it but I also believe that they actually over simplify the message. I would answer the question in a much different way, in a way that a real Financial Planner should...

Prices Slow???

What bollocks!!! Every time I read stories like this I am reminded of the quote “Lies, damn lies and statistics” Ask anyone who is attending auctions in Auckland if prices have slowed? I’m not entirely sure what stats the Reserve Bank is looking at...

The Best Advice From A Single Guy

This is probably not something you see everyday on a Financial Services website but it struck a chord with me, especially after all the years that I have spent with couples and sometimes walked away thinking to myself that I was a relationship counselor and in fact it...

Coping with growth a big challenge for city

“If you want to run with the big dogs you have to pee in the tall grass” That’s a saying a mentor of mine used to say, I never understood it fully but I guess it means that if you want to succeed you have to do the things that other successful people do. Auckland is...

How State And Local Governments Are Still Dragging On GDP And Jobs

Two of the key U.S. economic trends I expected this year were 1) a recovery in residential investment, and 2) that most of the drag from state and local governments would be over by mid-year 2012. Just eliminating the drag from state and local governments would help...

One Chance in a Quintillion

By now you’ll know we’re not a fan of government and central bank meddling. In our view, the free market is the best way to ensure orderly markets. The simple reason is, in free markets individuals can quickly adapt to changed conditions. And make decisions...