KiwiSaver: Important versus urgent

President Eisenhower’s renowned principle, known as the Eisenhower Matrix, uses levels of urgency and importance to prioritise workload. Tasks that are both important and urgent must take first priority. If a task is neither urgent nor important it should be shelved...

Navigating the inevitable

Your to-do list before and after losing a loved one Losing a parent is one of the most difficult things to deal with, especially if they are the last parent and meant the world to you. I can talk about this experience first-hand – recently I lost my mum. It can be...

No, the bond market is not signalling a recession

In recent months the abrupt signalling from key central banks about the removal of monetary stimulus has both increased volatility and raised questions about the global economy’s ability to withstand higher interest rates. A common question has been whether the US...
Defining a de facto relationship

Defining a de facto relationship

Are you in or contemplating a de facto relationship? We are often asked questions around this topic and how it can impact your finances.  Simpson Western recently produced this article which will help answer many of your questions. You may have heard that ‘Marriage is...