All tagged SmartShares

How I Help My Daughter Invest

Every week I receive one or two emails specifically asking about how to help children invest and there are often comments on various social media about whether you even should help your kids and if you do, whether you should tell them about it. Over the years we’ve evolved an investment methodology for our daughter that appears to be working so I thought I would share with you what we do in our own whare and that might give you some tips for what you can do in your own household.

Time in the market is your money’s best friend.

I interviewed a bloke for an upcoming episode of my podcast and he had a lot to say about investing in individual shares and why he used to buy them, but now no longer does. He took the advice of a good friend when she told him, back in the 1980s, just buy into today’s equivalent of an index fund and let time in the market be your money’s best friend. Low and behold, she was correct.

Ask Away - Your Money Questions...

Every single day I receive emails from YOU about anything and everything that is playing on your mind in regards to money and I absolutely love responding to them. This week I thought that I would just give you a snippet of the queries I get because to me they are one of the main reasons I blog, to interact with other people who are thinking about PF.

Thanks John C. Bogle for Making Investing Simple

When I realised that in order to become an investor I didn’t have to learn how to pick stocks it was like the clouds had parted and the sun had finally come out. And I have American John C. Bogle to thank for that. Last week he passed away at the age of 89 but he leaves a huge legacy behind and I know that in years to come many will still be learning from him, just like I did.

What's up with Meridian Energy?

Since I began investing in index funds I have been thinking of selling my shares in Meridian Energy because they are the only individual shares I own now. But then I procrastinated, then I got busy, then I got a dividend payout and then I actually took a much closer look at them because I realised that this has happened, a steady rise in their share price.

Applying The Barefoot Investor in NZ

The Barefoot Investor by Australian Scott Pape is an excellent book and it has been instrumental in changing the financial direction of not just Australians but also of Kiwis. Many people have asked me to work out what the Kiwi equivalents are of the providers he recommends. I’m not saying this is a conclusive list, but I’ve given it my best shot.

Speed Shopping with Sharesies

Recently I had an excellent question from a fellow Happy Saver who had been comparing SmartShares, SuperLife and Sharesies, not so much to find the lowest fees, but to work out which has the smoothest and easiest system and which one allowed him to purchase shares in the fastest time.