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Henry Tongue

Henry Tongue

Switching to self-employed? There's lots to consider

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Who knew that self-employment could lead to radical saving? There's typically more cash to handle than as an employee, but the flow is usually uneven, nothing like a fortnightly pay cheque. And there's no annual or sick leave, either. So running under our own steam calls for savvy money management, and it's a great opportunity to lift our money skills.

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Sam Goldwater

Sam Goldwater

Generate Focused Growth 1st for 3 year performance

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The recently released FundSource Performance Tables show the Generate Focused Growth Fund 1st out of 29 growth funds for 3 year performance!

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Ryan Edwards

Ryan Edwards

Theres almost no chance young investors will lose money over 40 years

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Many people — especially young people — avoid the stock market because they fear risk. But that fear may be misplaced, according to a recent investment risk analysis performed by personal finance website NerdWallet.

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Sam Goldwater

Sam Goldwater

Alibaba Adds $42 Billion in Market Cap on Strong Sales Forecast

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Members in Generate’s growth funds have a small part of their accounts invested in Alibaba via the Polar Capital Technology Trust Plc. and T Rowe Price Global Equity Fund.

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Natasha Skachkova

Natasha Skachkova

Janine Starks: A million-dollar reason to change funds

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I'd do anything for love. Would you? Then get your kids out of KiwiSaver default funds. You've guided them into signing up. Tick. You've got them putting in the maximum they can afford. Tick. But you've got no idea what sort of fund they should be in. Two out of three aint bad? Well it might be okay if you're Meatloaf, but it falls short when it comes to investment. A million dollars short for some.

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Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas

Get your free Government money

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Would you like free money? How about $500, and you barely have to do a thing? This time of year is all about tax. Just the word is enough to give some people the shudders, but resist the urge. Think instead of the free money going begging, and how easy it can be to get hold of your slice of the pie.

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Ryan Edwards

Ryan Edwards

Get Sorted: Why KiwiSaver balances go up... and down

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Quick question: what's the difference between a savings account and a KiwiSaver account? Short answer: when you put money in, the first always goes up, but the other goes up and down. That's no small thing. And while we personal finance folks like to go on about the magic of compounding for both saving and investment, sometimes we'd be better off pointing out how different the two are. The one caveat to saying that a savings account always goes up is inflation. Savings can actually roll backwards as well, when you bring inflation into the picture. You're adding money, but its real value and how much it can buy gradually becomes less and less. This is why we need investing.

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Nicola Hines

Nicola Hines

Can you afford to retire without a house?

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For decades, the path to a comfortable retirement for middle-income Kiwis had three key steps: buy a house, pay it off before retiring, and save hard for as long as possible to amass a decent nest egg. But soaring home prices are making it harder to get on the property ladder, putting at risk the first step in that well-trod plan.

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Natasha Skachkova

Natasha Skachkova

The Truth About Earnings and Stock Valuations

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We thought this article on Bloomberg was interesting and backs up our philosophy that you should never rely on just one methodology when valuing a stock.

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Henry Tongue

Henry Tongue

Ancient Greek money lessons

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OPINION: Let me tell you a story about an ancient Greek hero who can help you get richer. It's Ulysses, a kind of Greek Maui, though without Maui's ambition, and with a much worse sense of direction. Ulysses was one of the Greeks who destroyed the ancient city of Troy, and then got hopelessly lost sailing home.

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