Times of volatility and big market swings are bringing out a lot of different emotions in New Zealand investors. Thousands of people have lost their jobs, whole sectors of the economy – aviation, tourism, hospitality and retail have taken a massive hit.
Let’s be honest, insurance can be one of those reluctant purchases – something you know you should have but don’t want to spend money on, as you only need it when something bad happens. We don’t like thinking about what impact it would have if we get seriously ill or die, or thinking about an uninsured house if it’s damaged by fire.
This International Women’s Day, we talk to Alexandra Lipski, founder of Closing The Gap, which aims to get more women into investing. Alex is a keen investor herself, and was luckily keen to share some of her experiences and tips with us.