Thoughts

Here is an important article on why men aren’t talking about depression, from our partner in health AIA Vitality. I have reproduced the article below or you can go straight to the AIA Vitality website.

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Bad news sells better than good news, right? Newspapers have to be sold, and the age old tactic to create a commotion, get the punters worried, and then an increase in newspapers follows, and websites get tonnes more traffic. And sure, a market fall of 7% since the start of the year isn’t anyone’s idea of a comfortable ride. Though, remember when markets did rally….where were the big headlines then?

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Financial Technology, also known as FinTech, seems to be everywhere at the moment. What are FinTech companies?

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Mandy Irvine is a director in business, single mum, avid All Blacks supporter, and has been featured via video on our website for a couple of years.

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Just like the adage ‘the mechanic who doesn’t get his own car serviced’, I’m always amazed at the number of financial planners that I know who don’t practice what they preach. Planners who haven’t fully insured themselves or their family, colleagues who never glance at their superannuation or haven’t put in place a regular investment plan for their future.

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Life insurance, including income protection and trauma insurance, is difficult. It can be difficult working out what you should insure, for how much and what it should cost to insure it. It’s difficult to part with hard earned cash on the promise of a future payment, which you’re suspicious of ever receiving because insurers always try to get out of paying claims. Don’t they?

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It’s been two years since we launched the Evalesco DeLorean Fund on the 1st of April 2014, and what a ride it’s been. Here is a snapshot of how the fund has performed since it was launched.

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Sharemarket gains $50bn – Everyone’s a Winner! Well that’s not entirely true, but clearly after a tough start to the year, the headline makers are in overdrive.

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Superannuation is a very tax effective investment vehicle. Smart decisions made early can have significant value later through compound interest. You may have a greater ability to influence the results of your superannuation than you think.  How well your super does ultimately has a lot to do with the choices you make and the actions you take.

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