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.
We chatted with Andrew Ritchie—a marathon running, independent consultant from Auckland who’s investing to go to the Olympics! He shares his first-time investing story here.
The start of the year is a great time to do a “financial stocktake” and think about what kind of investing you’d like to do in 2019. Here’s the Sharesies checklist to help level up your investment portfolio this year!
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.
Whether you’re investing towards retirement, a wedding, your first house, or something else entirely, goal-setting can be a really handy way to take your investing to the next level. Here’s why.
Looking for a little gift that makes a big impact? Why not go for a Sharesies Kids Account or Sharesies Gift? We take a look at why investing is the gift that keeps on giving!
Not sure what to get your friends and family this holiday season? Why not give them the gift of investing?
With the NZ Core Fund, you can invest in a range of large and small high-value companies listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX).
With the holiday season looming, it can be tempting to stop investing. But we reckon we’ve got a better idea: rather than stopping, just keep going at an amount you can afford…just like a tortoise!
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!
We spoke with Walid, a gym-lover from Auckland, about how he’s investing to set his future self up for retirement. Walid shares his story about how he’s using Sharesies to make this possible!
“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.
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.
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…
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.