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COVID-19 and investments

Covid-19 is obviously a health issue but it has economic and investment consequences too. The disruption caused to the global economic system in an attempt to fight the spread of the pandemic ...
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COVID-19 and personal insurance

At the time of writing, there are no blanket exclusions for COVID-19 or any other pandemic in life, trauma or income protection policies in the insurance companies we use. Any claim arising ...
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What are the BIG insurance mistakes?

When you take out a life, health or income insurance policy, you’re counting on it being there for you when you need it. But mistakes can mean you don’t have the cover ...
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How about this for a high risk investment?

Put yourself in my shoes. I’m a financial adviser and I have a client who comes to me and says that they want to put all their life, money and time into ...
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Claiming on your insurance

Insurance is one of the few things in life that you hope you will never really have to use. But every year, thousands of New Zealanders do call on insurers when they ...
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Good advice is expensive

Bad advice is really expensive
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Like a big fat trout

With interest rates stuck at record low levels it’s not difficult to be sucked into investments offering higher rates. “You rose like a big fat trout”. That’s what Glyn's father used to ...
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Insurance through life

In NZ, insurance has a role to play in most stages of our lives. What we need when we’re young can be quite different to what’s required as we get older. Here’s ...
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Safe as money in the bank?

Did you know that banks play musical chairs with 1 chair and 12 players? They lend out approximately 12 times the amount of money that they have in shareholder investments. Banks play ...
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Getting paid for cancer

Everyone knows how life insurance works but do you know how trauma insurance works? Life insurance pays out if you die. But what happens if you get cancer and you don’t die? ...
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