Sasa started at Sharesies in November as a Summer Finance & Operations Intern. He shares his story of becoming an investor and learning to dollar-cost average his way through the dips!
“Aggressive” is a term we hear a lot in the investing world. But what is it? And how do you know if aggressive investing is for you?
We caught up with Lauren Croft, a young professional from Wellington who, since leaving university, has invested in both shares and property. She shares her story about how she made this possible!
On 28 November, we took Share Club to Auckland, where we heard from Pathfinder Asset Management CEO John Berry, and personal finance writer Mary Holm. In case you missed it, here’s a wrap up!
Giz a look at our new look—new fonts, more colours, and a spotlight on the mighty pineapple! But what about the Sharesies pink? Where did the hearts go? And why the pineapple?! Our design team explains all this and more.
What is volatility? Is it good? Is it bad? Is it in between? This week, we get into the details of what volatility is, and what it means for your investments.
Even if your retirement is a long way away, it’s still worth thinking about today. We give you the low down on superannuation, KiwiSaver, and investing for retirement.
We kōrero with Paul and Jamie, father and son investors from Wellington, about investing at 11-years-old, and how other kids and parents can get started on their investment journey!
Trade Me has come on board as a shareholder in Sharesies! We explain the story behind why this happened and what it means for Sharesies investors.
Whether it’s because you’ve met your investment goal, or you really need the money, here are a few things to think about before you sell.
We spoke with Ben Jardine, Marketing Coordinator at Hnry, about his investing story so far, and his top tips for getting started when investing at a young age.
We had a chat with James Fuller from Hnry about the future of self-employment and what Hnry’s doing to make that future a whole lot easier.
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.
We chatted to Andrew Mulligan about why he’s using Sharesies, setting up an investment portfolio for his son, and his top tip for getting started.
We share our top tips on how to build an investing habit—from starting small, to investing with mates.
What typically happens when you place an order with Sharesies? We take you through the process, from placing your order, to seeing your order appear in Sharesies—and everything in between!
We toss up the difference between investing a lump sum vs. investing small, regular amounts.
Danielle lives in Auckland with her two daughters. We had a chat to her about her investment journey and how she’s gotten her whole family involved!
What are bonds? How do they work? And what do people like about them?
On 27 September, we held our first Share Club event—‘Making Money Work for You’. In case you missed it, here’s a wrap up!
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.
We explain the two ways you can make money from investing, capital gains and dividends. We also answer the big question—can you lose money from investing?
On Sharesies, different funds have different levels of risk. But what exactly is risk? We explain what risk is, how it’s related to returns, and what you can do to manage it.
As part of our #MoneyWeek2018 series, we take a deep dive into share market crashes. What are they? What happened during the 1987 crash? And could it happen again?
This year’s Sorted Money Week is all about building financial resilience. We share our top four tips on how to weather the ups and downs of investing.
Helena from Banqer talks about financial literacy, creating a financially empowered generation, and educating kids about investing.
What’s the difference between investing, saving, and spending? And how do you know which one to do with the money you have?
In this month’s #FUNdfact, we take a look at how the Pathfinder funds did in July, and go around the globe to see what might be impacting the funds in August.
This week, we have another chat with Ruth at the Happy Saver about her first time investing.
Ruth at The Happy Saver talks about financial literacy for kids, teaching her daughter about investing, and why people are still hesitant to talk about money.
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.
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…
Tick-tock, time is money! Brooke explains how 'compound interest' can help you set up your future-self up for success.
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 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.