Smart Money

Smart Money

Looking to make sense of your dollars? Newstalk ZB’s Smart Money delves into the deep, dark recesses of unwanted debt, traverses the highs and lows of investments and helps to ensure you money works for you. Our industry experts give us their top tips on a wide selection of topics including mortgage rates, stock, savings, goal-setting and retirement.

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June 24, 2024 41 mins

There are many different ways of seeking financial advice and new DIY ways of investing, but how does that impact the method of stock-picking - and have we become overconfident in stock picking?

Ben Brinkerhoff, the Head of Advice at Consilium, joined the Weekend Collective to give his insight.

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Chris Di Leva from Harbour Asset Management joins the Weekend Collective to discuss the world of bond markets - and if they make for a safe investment.

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Financial author Amanda Morrell joined the show to discuss the changing goalposts from inflation in what makes people wealthy. So what does it mean to be wealthy and would you really want to be?

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How has global geopolitical tension changed the way we invest in the market?

Shane Solly from Harbour Asset Management joined Tim Beveridge to discuss. 

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As money has moved into the digital space, physical cash has become less prevalent.  

Only 57.2 percent of kiwis used cash for everyday purposes in 2023, down from 95.8 percent in 2019. Those using cash tend to be among more vulnerable groups, including the young, elderly and disabled, and are more likely to live rurally. 

Hannah McQueen joins Tim Beveridge to discuss whether all kiwis would save m...

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When do you start writing your will, and should your kids help you with writing it? 

Plus, is downsizing the best way to free up some cash? Well renowned financial author Martin Hawes joins us with his thoughts. 

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What are the best lessons to teach your children about money? 

How soon should you be setting them up with a trust fund, or a personal savings account? 

Hannah McQueen of Enable Me joins the Weekend Collective to discuss. 

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With all the cuts to the cut service, how should you deal with layoffs mid-career, and more importantly how can you bounce back?

Employment relations practitioner Max Whitehead joined the show to discuss.

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Harbour Asset Management's Managing Director Andrew Bascand joined Tim Beveridge on Smart Money this week. 

They discussed how geopolitical events in Gaza including the recent attack made by Iran on Israel affected the sharemarket. 

Plus, digital banking has entered the Australian market. The pair discuss how people's relationship with banks is changing and more and more bank branches closing down. 

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Although the recession has put the brakes on average pay rises, the country’s highest-paid CEO has set a new record for remuneration.

Is this fair? Expert Amanda Morrall joins the Weekend Collective to discuss.

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New Zealand households have experienced a significant increase in their cost of living over the past four years, led by higher interest rates, transport, food, and housing costs.

Statistics NZ estimate that New Zealand living costs have increased 23% since the end of 2019, almost three times the change consistent with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s 2% annual inflation target.

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Data published by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency across the ditch showed some of Australia's biggest companies have had their dirty laundry aired as gender wage gap data from thousands of organisations is made public for the first time.

So how important to you is pay transparency and how exactly do you negotiate a pay increase? We're joined by Hannah McQueen from Enable Me, to give her insight on things.

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Is it unethical that supermarkets have so much leverage over basic needs unless we sign up to coupon card saving schemes?

Personal finance educator Lisa Dudson joins us to give her insight as to why this is the case.

 

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2023 turned out to be a good year for investment markets.

Chris Di Leva from Harbour Asset Management spoke to Tim Beveridge about what 2024 could hold?

They also discuss how profitable it may be to invest in AI

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2024’s minimum wage rise is one of the smallest in recent decades, when compared to the rate of inflation, from April 1st the minimum wage will lift 2% from $22.70 to $23.15 an hour. So do employees deserve more, and if so how should you go about negotiating a pay-rise. 

Max Whitehead joined the Weekend Collective to provide his advice.

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'Tis the season for tight budget Christmas, how are you trying to save money over the holiday season?

Plus, how do you choose which charity to donate to? Amanda Morrall gives us her take.

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Annual core inflation dropped from 5.7 percent to 5.2 percent in Q3. Employment dropped in Q3 and pushed the unemployment rate to almost 4 percent.

Job ads also dropped almost 6 percent in October- below pre-COVID levels.

So what's the cause of all of this? Hamish Pepper from Harbour Asset Management joins the Weekend Collective to give his take.

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One in four New Zealand businesses fail, so how do you make sure you’re not one of them - Martin Hawes discusses the destigmatisation of failure and bankruptcy, and how to find your point of difference. 

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With the summer holidays fast approaching, lots of families will be headed overseas to travel- Amanda Morrall shares her tips for managing finances while abroad. 

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The capital markets have been volatile recently with long-term interest rates going up and share markets going down. Shane Solly from Harbour Asset Management breaks down what’s been driving capital markets, and what could support share markets.

 

Are you sinking, floating, or flying when it comes to your personal finances? Hannah McQueen breaks down what targets you should be trying to hit at your age.

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