Who guesses best – an intellectual or a chimpanzee

“When asked simple questions about global trends – what percentage of the world’s population lives in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school – we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, investment bankers, and Nobel Laureates.

A monthly voice from the past, considering the future

Richard Meadows wrote an excellent article on the late Jack Bogle in The Sunday Star Times on the 27th of January. Investors and advisers new to investment should read that article. Jack Bogle was the founder of the Vanguard Group – the second biggest investment firm in the world....

Very disappointing review of the Insurance Industry by FMA & RBNZ

I along with many others in our industry have long waited on and welcomed this review, and had high hopes for it, while for years we have jointly strived to lift standards and improve client outcomes ..........but what a disappointing and seemingly poorly researched piece of work it has turned out to be......

Start the year off with a...

Have you started planning for the new year? 

At this time of the year, we at FoxPlan find that a lot of people are making resolutions that only survive a short time. So we like to focus on making resolutions sticky through planning and the setting of realistic goals.....

Create a professional team

In this video Dean talks about his role as a financial adviser and how he connects his clients with other professionals that are all on the same page. 

Should I pay off my mortgage sooner than the term?

We often meet clients who feel overwhelmed by their sudden debt associated with obtaining a mortgage and the desire to pay it off as soon as possible can be intense.

Free Advice Fridays - Pay Yourself First

This week Dean Blair talks about the importance of paying yourself first, and not your bills.

What is refinancing (a mortgage)?

Refinancing a mortgage, simply, is taking the loan you hold with one lender and moving it to another lender.

Free Advice Fridays - Link Your Scoreboard To Your Bank Structure

It's time to link your scoreboard from last week with your banking structure!

Financial Planning for Parents

Parents shouldn’t lose sleep over having their new baby

How financial planning works

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. 
It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”


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Time for a family holiday but need budgeting advice on how to get there? Let us make it happen!

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