Why is it so hard to talk about money?

Over the course of our lives, there are many uncomfortable questions and conversations to be had. Those dealing with money are perhaps the most persistent and difficult. The repercussions of not talking about our finances can be severe, with negative consequences to our health, wealth and happiness.

In Money Week, let's talk about financial resilience

"Resilience" tends to be defined as flourishing despite adversity or bouncing back quickly from difficult situations. Financial resilience is often considered as simply ensuring an emergency cash fund is available to cover against unforeseen expenses.

Investment lessons from betting on the nags

The Tarzino Trophy Daffodil Raceday on September 1 launches Group 1 racing for the season, bringing the big guns of New Zealand racing to Hastings, to battle at one of the country's stellar racing events.

The Fortnite power of attorney

A power of attorney (POA) can be a difficult topic on several levels, especially for those who don't or won't understand it because they don't think anyone should act on their behalf. Or in the case of an offspring, have their eyes on a financial prize when the elder departs.

The top 10 excuses we make about bad money decisions

Human beings have an astounding facility for self-deception when it comes to their own money. People who make bad money decisions can often rationalise them. Here are 10 common excuses.

Q and A: Canadian pension expert Barry LaValley

Q and A: Canadian pension expert Barry LaValley

Canadian retirement expert, author and founder of the Retirement Lifestyle Center Barry LaValley was in Hawke's Bay this week, talking to clients of the Hastings-based Stewart Group, and addressing about 60 people at a public meeting on retirement issues in Hastings.

Thousands of bank accounts closed due to foreign information sharing law

Thousands of bank accounts are frozen. It is now a legal requirement for banks, some investment managers, managed trusts and certain brokers to identify their customers who are foreign tax residents and send their financial information to Inland Revenue.

Financial plan is like a voyage - so have navigator onboard

Embarking on a financial plan is like sailing around the world. The voyage won't always go to plan and there will be rough seas, but those who are prepared, flexible, patient and well advised greatly increase the odds of reaching their destinations.

Let World Cup teach you investment lessons

Belgium, France, England, or Croatia? Which football team are you betting on this World Cup? If you are a stock investor and an avid football fan, the soccer field can be a good place for a few investment lessons.

Rare Te Mata Estate Coleraine Vertical donated by Stewart Group

Rare Te Mata Estate Coleraine Vertical donated by Stewart Group

Stewart Group has donated a Te Mata Coleraine Vertical of 32 vintages (1982–2016) from their private collection, all due to be auctioned at this year's Hawke's Bay Wine Auction pre-tasting event in October.