We chat with former All Black and Sharesies investor Israel Dagg about his growing investment portfolio, learning as you go, and the value of talking about money.
Renae is Sharesies’ very own Customer Associate. She began investing a couple years ago as a student, and recently used the money from her investments to go on her first big overseas adventure. Here’s Renae’s investor story!
We’ve added eight new funds to Sharesies—including two new thematic funds, and five new ESG funds!
Whether it’s debt, unexpected expenses, or something else, things will come up that get in the way of your investing. We share our top tips on how to make a plan before you start investing so you’re in the best position to grow your Portfolio over time.
On 29 May, we took Share Club to Christchurch for the first time. We heard from the CEO and co-founder of Banqer Kendall Flutey, and Christchurch City Councillor Raf Manji. In case you missed it—here’s a run down!
We kōrero with Wellington Mayor Justin Lester about his relationship with money growing up, the wonders of compound interest, and how investing has allowed him to prepare for his and his family’s future!
Setting-and-forgetting is a great way to stay on track in between check-ins, and reach your financial goals. We explain why!
Auto-invest is now live! We explain what it is, how it works, and why you should use it.
If you’ve just started your investment journey, you’re bound to make a few mistakes here and there. To give you a hand, we take you through five mistakes that beginner investors make—and our top tips on how to avoid them!
We had a chat with Joe Cunningham, a young apprentice living in Auckland, about how he fits investing into his budget, and how investing helps make his money work for him.
Investing isn’t just for people in their 20s and 30s! We take a look at what you should keep in mind when it comes to investing a little later in life.
Theresa Gattung is a New Zealand businessperson, author, and philanthropist. We had a chat with her about the role that money has played in her life, and what she looks for when it comes to investing.
We’ve become a Certified B Corporation®! We explain what it means and why you should care.
Here are five simple steps to creating a budget so you can control your spending, saving, and investing, and prioritise your money towards the things you care about the most.
Jacinta is a young entrepreneur living in Wellington. We chat to her about the taboo of talking about money, learning by doing, and the importance of being financially independent as a young woman.
Thanks to inflation, your money gets a bit less valuable with every day that goes by. We look at how investing for the long term can help you beat it.
Now that we’re a few months into the year, it’s a great time to check back in with the investing goals you set! Here are our top tips to make sure you nail your goals this year.
We’ve added four new funds to Sharesies—AMP Capital Responsible NZ Fund, Smartshares Global Bond Fund, Smartshares NZ Cash Fund, and Pathfinder Global Property.
Beauden Barrett is a professional rugby player and Sharesies investor. He shares the story of his first-time investing, growing his investment portfolio over time, and how investing is helping him set up for the future.
This week, we chat to Jessie Wong, the founder and director of leather goods label Yu Mei. She shares her first time investing story and her tips for investing while running your own business.
We’ve made some changes to bring consistency and clarity to the numbers we show on Sharesies!
On 28 February, we took Share Club to Wellington, where we heard from BusinessDesk founder Pattrick Smellie and Cooking the Books podcaster Frances Cook. In case you missed it, here’s a wrap up!
At Sharesies, we encourage investing affordable, regular amounts over a long period of time. But what are the actual benefits of investing long-term? We explain.
This summer, we had Sasa Tapelu join the team as Sharesies’ Summer Finance & Operations Intern! We chatted with him about what it’s like interning at Sharesies.
Simon is a thirty-something-year-old software engineer and investor from Wellington. We asked Simon about his first-time investing story, and his involvement in the NZ Shareholders’ Association.
We take you through the key questions you should ask yourself when it comes to figuring out how much money to invest.
Dane grew up on a dairy farm in Ngahinapouri, and since graduating University and finding full-time work, has been able to start his investment journey—in hopes that one day he’ll own a Tesla!
The start of the year is a great time to take stock of your financial health and make sure you’ve built a solid foundation for your investments. From sorting out your KiwiSaver to setting up an emergency fund, here’s our ultimate financial checklist.
Theo (left) and Arlo (right) are first-time investors thanks to Sharesies and their weekly paychecks from Countdown Supermarket! They share how they got started, and their tips for those thinking they’re too young to give it a go.
You asked, AMP Capital answered! Head of Investment Strategy at AMP Capital, Greg Fleming, answers your questions about passively-managed funds, dividends, and tips for new investors.
You’ve got questions, Smartshares has answers! From fund performance and market crashes, to dividends and starting an investment portfolio, this is ask a fund manager anything.
The Pathfinder Global Water Fund is now vegan-friendly! We chatted to John Berry from Pathfinder to find out more.
Helena from Banqer talks about financial literacy, creating a financially empowered generation, and educating kids about investing.
If you’ve ever made a decision based on how much money you’ve already spent, rather than whether the money is worth spending on its own, you’ve been stung by the sunk cost fallacy!
At Sharesies, customers regularly ask if we'll make bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies available on our platform. Sharesies CTO Richard Clark explains how it fits in with your investment portfolio.
If you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about shares and investments, you’ll probably assume that you’re not an investor. But we’re pretty sure that everyone is an investor and “everyone” includes you.
We often get a lot of questions from our investors about whether or not they should have KiwiSaver, and how it works. So we thought we’d share our thoughts.
We ask Caroline Ash about what it was like to make her first ever investment.
As of today, Sharesies has 26 different funds available. That’s a lot! It may seem overwhelming at first, but with the Sharesies investing philosophy of buy, hold and whack it on an AP—it’s actually pretty easy to figure out what to invest in.
It's great to set crazy wild goals for yourself in the New Year, but it’s also good to make some realistic ones too. Here are some tips on how to make investing part of your New Year's resolution.
Summer holidays are on their way, and investing is probably the last thing you're thinking about. That's why we're here to give you a quick pep talk to encourage you to stay on course.
So you want to start investing with Sharesies. The problem is, you have no idea what you’re doing. That’s okay! We’re here to help with this handy guide.
Hadn’t heard of ETF before? You’re not alone. You only have to Google it to see it’s a topic that has people scratching their heads 😳 . We explain WTF is an ETF!
Since starting Sharesies, we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what people should consider when starting to invest. Here are a few of the things I think are good to consider when starting out.
We’re excited to add more investment options to Sharesies! We’ve teamed up with Pathfinder Asset Management to launch two new sustainable investment options: The Pathfinder Global Responsibility Fund, and the Pathfinder Global Water Fund.
When you think of your typical investor, a student isn’t the first thing that pops into your mind. Sharesies asked Renae, who is currently a student, to share her story about how she got into investing and how it’s been going so far.
Last night, New Zealand First picked Labour to form the new government—we explain what this change means for your investments.
Now that you’re an investor, you may have come across two terms: “bull market” and “bear market.” But what do they mean?
You may have heard people say "don't put all your eggs in one basket". That's diversification. We have a go at explaining it using eggs and Super Chickens as an example.
We caught up with Kiwibank Chief Economist, Zoe Wallis, who shared how election results can impact the share market. Here’s Zoe…
When you invest in funds through Sharesies, you're shown that there are two ways you can make money. One of these is through dividends—but what exactly are dividends?
Around 7 weeks ago, we launched Sharesies in private beta. This meant that people would register on our website and then wait for an invite before getting started. We're excited to have moved out of private beta today.
We spoke to investor Sam Fernando, who started his investment journey on Sharesies!
You may have heard people talk about ‘Economies of scale’ (or maybe you haven’t). Either way, we’re going to explain what it is, and the impact this can have on the economy.
Tick-tock, time is money! Brooke explains how 'compound interest' can help you set up your future-self up for success.
Sharesies CEO Brooke Roberts shares how she beats the boring budget and better manages her money.
We interviewed over 200 people and only 5 chose an option to save or invest $50. But all of them said they want to invest. So we started Sharesies to give someone with $50 the same investment opportunities as someone with $50,000.
We talked with 23-year old Paralympic star Liam Malone, currently in the USA, who shares how he started investing.
We spoke with property developer and share enthusiast Kurt Gibbons to get his take on investing and buying a house in today's market.
When Leighton Roberts finished high school, he started an investment club with his mates, putting away $50 a week. He shares how it's going 11 years later.
We caught up with Kiwibank Chief Economist, Zoe Wallis, who shared some of the weird and wonderful tricks our minds can play on us when it comes to money, and how we can overcome them.
We caught up with Jacqueline Taylor, whose passion for education inspired an investment magazine that’s “making shares simple”.
We spoke with Trevor Dickinson about the transition from successful businessman to Angel investor.
We spoke with Jo Blundell, whose fish and chip shop earnings kick-started a passion for investing at the young age of 14.
We talked with money blogger, Ryan Johnson about how he got into investing and advice he has for people getting started.
We asked young entrepreneur Adiraj Gupta about how his luck brought him to the investment game, and how his goals keep him there.