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Key to financial success is a healthy attitude to money

31 Jan 16 - Stuff.co.nz - The start of a new year is a good time to take stock of your financial situation. This is a quick exercise done once a year to add up the value of your assets (house, car, bank deposits, KiwiSaver and other investments) and subtract the value of your debts (mortgage, credit cards, personal loans) will show how much your wealth is increasing from one year to the next.

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Carnage everywhere except NZ

24 Jan 16 - Interest.co.nz - The highly anticipated first rate hike since 2006 by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) came and went in December. After so much speculation and hype, when the rate hike finally hit it was a relief.
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Many financial advisors are not concerned about robo-advisors

24 Jan 16 - Forbes - Many surveys of the attitudes of financial advisors addressing the topic of robo-advisors find advisors not seeing them as meaningful competitors today or in the future.
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HSBC trials spending habits app

24 Jan 16 - New Zealand Herald - HSBC has begun trialling a new app that acts like a financial "personal trainer" to help users save money and be more aware of their spending habits.

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New Zealand and Denmark Life Insurance Market 2015

17 Jan 16 - Whatech - New Zealand and Denmark Life Insurance Market 2015 Industry Forecast report provides in-depth market analysis, information and insights into the New Zealand and Denmark life insurance segment, including:

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Pros and cons of income-generating strategies in retirement

2 Feb 16 - Morningstar.com - Retirees often obsess about generating income from their portfolios, conflating their need to replace the income they once earned from their salaries with a need to invest their whole portfolios in income-producing securities.

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Economist tips 2 percent OCR

28 Jan 16 - Radio New Zealand - Increased uncertainty about the strength of the global economy and ongoing low inflation is mirrored in economists' expectations about the Reserve Bank's next move.

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What the Big Short movie can teach ordinary people

25 Jan 16 - Sydney Morning Herald - It's exciting watching the traders short the US mortgage market before the global financial crisis, but it's not something the rest of us can emulate.
 

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Many financial advisors are not concerned about robo-advisors

24 Jan 16 - Forbes - Many surveys of the attitudes of financial advisors addressing the topic of robo-advisors find advisors not seeing them as meaningful competitors today or in the future.

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