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.
Kids Accounts is now live! Create a Sharesies Kids Account to help a kid in your life take the first step in their investing journey.
28 year old lawyer Alexandra Lipski talks about why learning about the gender investment gap spurred her on to make her first investment.
60% of Kiwis own homes, while only 20% own shares—but which is a better investment? We weigh up the benefits of investing in property vs. shares.
In New Zealand, only 9% of Kiwis under 30 own shares, versus 30% of Kiwis over 60. How does investing change over a life time, and what’s stopping young Kiwis from investing?
Men over the age of 60 are the group most likely to invest in shares. How can we make investing accessible to more New Zealanders?
We bust the top 3 Kiwi investing myths; risk, cost, and the knowledge you need to get started!
Sharesies and Smartshares joined together to interview 1000 Kiwis about investing. Here’s what we found.
Sharesies provides access to two socially responsible Pathfinder funds. Rebecca from Pathfinder tells us what socially responsible investing is all about.
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!
Win a $1,000 Sharesies Gift—$500 for you, $500 for your mate! This month, we’re giving you the chance to boost your Sharesies investment portfolio—and bring a mate along for the ride!
People hate losing things. In fact, people hate losing things a lot more than they like getting things. This is called loss aversion, and you should keep an eye out for it when you’re spending or investing.
In one year, we've grown Sharesies from an idea to an investment platform that is now used by 15,410 investors, with $15.7 million invested.
For our first birthday, we’ve changed our subscription pricing to make Sharesies fairer and more accessible!
There's no such thing as a free lunch! But is it possible to make free lunches work for you? We dig a little deeper into when free stuff isn’t free.
We ask Jade Gardner what it’s like investing as a young person just two years out of university.
The time value of money is the idea that a dollar today is worth more than the same dollar tomorrow. We explain why time is literally money!
The last three months have been a great reminder to us as investors, that markets are a roller coaster. Leighton shares his experience.
Back in May 2017 we launched Sharesies in beta, with the dream to make it more accessible to invest. Today we moved out of beta!
If you take a look at a line graph of any share price, sometimes it goes up in price, sometimes it goes down. But where do these movements come from?
Everyone has a friend, or a friend of a friend, with a debt horror story. It’s not a pretty picture. But the reality is a lot tamer.
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.