Investing is not something that invigorates everyone, but it is something many of us are curious about, and no matter if you are a millennial or a Gen X, we all wonder whether we should have a dabble.
A recently developed New Zealand website allows everyday Kiwis to get started in investing, with practical and low-cost options, also making it a great platform for parents who want to encourage their children to invest in more than just avocado on toast… The site was launched in 2017 by a team of millenials who found a lot of Kiwis were under the impression you had to be rich, or simply invested in property. Now, the web app provides access to nine NZX Smartshares and two socially responsible Pathfinder funds, so there is something for every kind of investor, parent or child.
Check it out here.
A Heart, Not Head, Approach
Nowadays, more and more businesses are focused on doing good and creating a business that gives back; Indigo & Iris, TOMS shoes, Eat My Lunch and Frank Stationary, just to name a few. Heart-centered businesses with a mission of doing good are explored in Dr Polly McGee’s new book: The Good Hustle: Creating a Happy, Healthy Business with Heart. McGee wanted to learn more about the elusive life balance, so she spent two months in an ashram becoming a yoga teacher, and what she found was a way to combine mindfulness and spirituality to create a heart-centred business approach. From tips for helping take on work with better intentions, to ways of creating a sustainable, heart-centred company, there are many approaches out there for creating and running a business, but few are as mindful as Dr McGee’s.
Nine to Wine
Finding a work bag that can fit your reading materials, digital devices and snacks, that isn’t lacklustre is a struggle of work life. It can be hard to find a bag that ticks all the practical boxes and is still something you want to pop over your shoulder. Mi Piaci’s new-season range of Italian leather bags has the sophisticated working woman in mind, with elegant, durable bags.
The Tiber bag ($460) is plenty big enough for all your work essentials (and a few extra snacks).
A lean, mean, Swift machine
Life can get hectic, whether it is dropping kids to swimming, dancing and rugby while still making book club or having to drive all around town for meetings and coffee dates – The all new Suzuki Swift Sport has you covered. With its Boosterjet turbo engine and lightweight frame, it serves up exhilarating performance and an exciting drive. Add in its cutting edge technology and fearless design, and you have a ride that will satisfy the most ardent of appetites.