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    Weighing up the cost of mortgage break fees
     22 March 2009
    Breaking your fixed mortgage term and moving to a lower interest rate may seem like an easy way to improve your cashflow. But in reality it could be a very expensive trip to the bank.
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    You Can Indeed Go Wrong with Bricks and Mortar
    21 Mar 2009: I first heard people saying, “You can’t go wrong with bricks and mortar” years ago, when I lived in the US. I bet the saying isn’t quite as common there these days, now that millions of people have, indeed, lost huge amounts because of property. ... more
    Spend Like It’s Old Money
    16 Mar 2009: At the end of 1974, most shares had lost half their values in two years. After such a horrendous time, nobody wanted to touch stocks. Nobody, except Warren Buffett. His timing was perfect. ... more
    Good Fairy Turbocharges Lower Income People's Savings
    21 Feb 2009: You're struggling on a low income, as a part-time or full-time worker. All this talk about saving is fine for those making plenty, but you feel you can't spare anything. Fair enough.... more
    Look for the Small Signals
    14 Feb 2009: As well as looking at hard data I like to get a feel for what’s happening in my community and society generally as this can be very revealing about how the wider economy is going.... more
    Inflation versus Deflation, Which is Worse?
    8 Feb 2009: Unlike most commentators, I am convinced the economic outlook is inflationary (rising prices) rather than deflationary (falling prices) and interest rates are likely to rise rather than fall. ... more
    Young Man's Caution Could be Costly
    7 Feb 2009: A quote in a newspaper article recently caught my eye. "I guess in the next year or so it will be good to invest in equities (shares), but probably not yet," said a young man. My response to him: "Don't wait on the sidelines for the bottom of the market." ... more
    Getting In and Out of Share Market a Losing Strategy
    24 Jan 2009: Many people with share investments – including KiwiSaver and other funds that hold shares along with other assets – are probably eying the 37 to 39 per cent drops in the New Zealand, US and Australian share markets last year and considering taking flight to lower-risk investments. Don't.... more
    Time to Top Up on Gold?
    13 Dec 2008: Gold continues to shine through any big picture view of the global economy. Based on a number of factors, the metal seems to deserve a place in most portfolios.... more
    Falling Mortgage Rates Your Big Chance To Get Ahead
    6 Dec 2008: It’s hard to believe that less than nine months ago this column featured suggestions for people facing big mortgage rate rises. Now, with floating mortgage rates falling fast, the advice is quite different. ... more


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