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Insightful articles on the world of finance and investing.

12 Oct 2018
Is It Worth It?

Have you ever noticed just how different people’s idea of an ‘essential’ purchase can be.  For instance, you may have a friend or neighbour who would never dream of paying someone to come in and clean their house or mow their lawns, yet doesn’t hesitate to spend a small fortune on a new outfit.  Or […]

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20 Sep 2018
Visualising the Next Phase of Your Life

We’ve all heard the old saying “If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know when you get there?”   This saying is extremely apt when it comes to thinking about your retirement. So it might be a good time to ask yourself a few questions to help define your retirement in clearer […]

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8 Sep 2018
Cambridge (Partners) goes to Oxford

Cambridge Partners Principal Adviser, Jacob Wolt, is on his way to Oxford University to take a major role in the annual conference of GAIA (The Global Association of Independent Advisors).  This is a hugely significant event on the international financial scene and will be attended by major, independently-owned investment advisory firms from around the world. […]

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31 Aug 2018
Who Do You Wear Your Daffodil For?

On a freezing Canterbury day like today it’s hard to believe tomorrow is officially the first day of spring.  But it is, and today is Daffodil Day – the day which symbolises hope for the one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer. With the odds so high, it’s no wonder that behind every Kiwi […]

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23 Aug 2018
Calling Today’s – and Tomorrow’s – Seniors

It’s not too late to have your say on the development of a new strategy to address the needs of our ageing population. Between 29 June and 24 August the Government are consulting with people throughout New Zealand to find out what matters to you. The last strategy was developed in 2001 and since then […]

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8 Aug 2018
Life Planning vs Life Awareness

When you think of your retirement, what vision comes to mind? Will this be a life of leisure after work with no responsibilities? Do you think of it as the beginning of a 30 year-long weekend? Have you drawn up your bucket list yet? Most people continue to think of retirement in purely financial terms. […]

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20 Jul 2018
International Retirement Expert back due to High Demand

Last year, Cambridge Partners worked with Barry Lavalley – a leading authority on retirement and lifestyle planning – to produce the book ‘So you think you are ready to retire?’.  The ongoing success of the book, and the feedback we continue to receive, shows that this has really struck a chord with those looking to […]

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9 Jul 2018
Andrew Nuttall – more than just a great Financial Adviser!

We’re a pretty sporty lot at Cambridge Partners, and noone more so than one of our partners, Andrew Nuttall. Andrew has been playing cricket since before he started primary school thanks to his grandfather and uncle, who were both cricket mad.   “My mother often talks about how many great people I’ve met through cricket […]

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17 Jun 2018
Little Slices of Joy

Everyone knows that long-term savings goals are reached via lots of modest contributions along the way. But did you realise that happiness works the same way? Most people think it comes by winning the lottery or getting a dream job. But an engineer at Google argues that happiness is more likely to be made up […]

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11 Jun 2018
“I’m at the top of my game – and I don’t feel old!”

Here’s a very interesting interview from retirement commissioner, Diane Maxwell, which screened on TV3 this morning. Well worth a read or watch in its entirety, but here are some of the key points: – Most ‘retirees’ don’t feel old – ‘they are fit, healthy and active and want to get up in the morning and […]

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