Compounding Is Everywhere

I recently watched this show on Netflix about the blue zones – areas of the world where people live to 100+ or more regularly. One that was of

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Portfolio Update – May 2024

Been a couple of month since I did a portfolio update, mostly because nothing has been changing. Bitcoin has been floating in the 65k to 70k range, and

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XAPO Review – The Best Offshore Bank For Kiwis?

Xapo Bank REVIEWXapo is a registered bank based in Gibraltar which merges Bitcoin and USD banking facilities. Accounts are interest-earning and all deposits are government-insured up to EUR

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What’s Happening At Michael Hill?

Michael Hill’s share price recently tanked to $0.44, from a high of $1.40 in January 2022. It was its latest trading update which did the damage. To summarise

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Business Lessons From Starbucks

I recently finished reading “Onward: How Starbucks Fought For Its Life Without Losing Its Soul” by Starbucks’ founder Howard Schultz. Schultz had retired as CEO several years earlier,

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Here’s What I Really Think About Netflix

I recently moved into a new Airbnb for a month, and surprise – it has Netflix. Since I’ve always been one of those “delete your Netflix and make

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The BEST Kind Of Stocks To Invest In In New Zealand

The NZX is a tiny market by world standards, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t good investing opportunities here at home. Yes, it’s true we don’t have many

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NZ Broker Stock Picks 2024: Brokers, Readers And Myself

Every year, NZ Herald runs a stock picking competition between some of NZ's top brokers.They're asked the best shares to buy for the year (or rather, to pick

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Dollar Cost Averaging Is Your Friend! – A How To Guide

Say you have just inherited $100,000 and want to invest it in a stock. However, you are worried if you invest it all today, it might drop by

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Why Recessions Happen

Say I have a million dollars. I put this million in the bank. The bank is happy, because it now has a million dollars it can loan out

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Bitcoin Uses Lots Of Energy And That’s What Makes It Great

Recently, Bitcoin’s energy usage came under fire. The media reported it “wastes” more energy than most countries – if it were a country, it would rank 29/201 for

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Crypto Is HERE

We are now well into the next crypto bull market. BTC has already made new all time highs BEFORE the halving, which has never happened before. There is

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Portfolio Update – February 2024

Things are moving! Currently the S&P500 is at all time highs, and Bitcoin is on the verge. The public portfolio obviously has exposure to both, so our number

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I Sold My Niche Site!

As you know niche sites have been one of the various streams of income feeding into the public portfolio over the last two years. Last month I decided

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How I Would Make $10k In 10 Days

Yesterday I asked on my Instagram how you would make $10k in 10 days if locked in a room with an iPhone: View this post on Instagram A

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How To Know If It’s A “Good” Stock

Very often I have people ask me things like: “Is Qantas a good stock?” “Is Westpac a good stock?” “Is Apple a good stock?” The question is always

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Portfolio Update – December 2023

Hello friends December was a nice month to end the year, with both crypto and stocks giving us a small rally. I am currently in Bali and to

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Stop Complicating It – Get Rich With The 1% Rule

The 1% rule will change your life. If you take 1,000 steps today, a 1% improvement will require you to take 1,010 steps tomorrow. That extra 10 steps

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Understand This, And You’ll Be Worth Millions

Imagine we have two people: John and Jane. Both John and Jane live in a village by the sea. To survive, they catch fish by hand in the

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Portfolio Update – November 2023

2023 is almost in the bag. November was uneventful, stocks took a little hit but crypto continues its bull run into the halving. I added just over $1k

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