In this book with a fresh angle, author and broadcaster Bruce Wallace brings his skills to bear in tackling the problem of planning for the future and retirement. The term money diet might seem strange. But think about it, says Wallace. We should use money the same way we use food. We can't do without food and nor can we do without money. Adopting a sensible, balanced approach to food leads to good habits and health and avoids obesity. Applying the same approach to money will ensure that we create wealth and avoid the perils of poverty. Our goal is financial fitness during our lifetime just as we look to good health and longevity through a sensible diet and regular exercise. In no-nonsense language aimed at every New Zealander, Wallace sets out to de-mystify the options we all face. He writes: 'Take a good hard look at yourself, create your financial personality, decide what you need to do to create your finance health - then do it!' Doing it, he says, is the diet.
Table of Contents
Author's Note; Introduction; Spend Less 1. Getting the habit from the start 2. Sort out the Credit Cards 3. Staying out of Credit Card debt 4. Hitting the Savings sweet spot; Save More 5. Wellington Rules OK 6. Using a Budget Advisor to get out of debt 7. The OE Issue ? Going nowhere fast 8. Keeping your own money 9. Investing in your future 10. The other side of funds Management and Investment Advice 11. Renting or Buying? 12. Save even more money when you buy a house; Earn More 13. Your personal Wealth 14. Owning your own business 15. Trading on the internet 16. The Franchise way 17. Making money out of real estate 18. Making even more money out of real estate 19. Buying and selling a business for profit 20. Getting serious with commercial real estate 21. Doing the right thing 22. What?s the use of retiring?