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The Decline of the Middle Class

The Decline of the Middle Class This year has had its share of surprises. Brexit and Trump have both caught the world unawares and, although both the Brexit referendum and the US elections were separated by time and place, there is a common theme which provides an explanation for the results; the decline of the […]

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Save the Nation

Save the Nation New Zealand is on the brink of a financial crisis unless national savings increases, according to the final report of the Savings Working Group (SWG). Government, households and businesses are all guilty of overspending and borrowing too much money, leaving our economy in a vulnerable state. The SWG has recommended policies to […]

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Budget Winners and Losers

The latest Government budget had something for everyone but while most households will be a few dollars a week better off, there are some clear winners and losers. In the winners’ corner are businesses, those on high incomes, and savers. The biggest losers are property investors who have built large portfolios financed partly by tax […]

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