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Bolster Risk Management

By Dominic Bish
Dom Bish likes making life insurance and finance easy for you. At Bolster Risk Management, we take a down-to-earth approach, trying to take a dry topic like personal money, and making it more accessible for you.
If there is a topic that you would like Dominic to discuss, or maybe you have a question about life insurance, money and personal finance that is bugging you, please let us know.
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Episode 69 - Women and Money
Recently we had International Women’s Day and the Financial Services Council of New Zealand (FSC) encouraged businesses to promote and discuss women and money in the finance sector. This is important and relevant but is difficult for me to write about as a man without mansplaining (wow the autocorrect saw that as a real word!) and to really get to the heart of the issues. There is no denying that there are clear discriminations when it comes to women and money and I will discuss these. I actively want to encourage women to have agency over their financial affairs. Read on, let’s see how I do. Key ideas “It’s a man’s world” Facts, more facts and inference Strong women help women get stronger Keep It Simple Read the article here #DominicBish
April 11, 2022
Episode 68 - Income Protection Made Easy
I was going to call this article “IP for Dummies”, but figured there might be some trademark issues. It is not something we often think about, but what would you do if you became sick and were unable to work? You may have heard about Income Protection (or ‘IP’) already. You may know that if you are sick and cannot work, this insurance will pay you out each month. This sounds great, but you may have also heard that it is too expensive, not worth it, or is just too boring and hard to understand. As a result, you do nothing. Key Ideas: · What is IP (and what it is not)? · When would you need it? · How is the cost figured out? · What is Agreed Value, Indemnity and LOE all about anyway..? · Pricing examples Read the full article here #DominicBish
April 11, 2022
Episode 67 - Inflation, Savings and Life Insurance
We often hear the words ‘rising inflation’ and ‘rising interest rates’ but do we really understand these terms and the impacts they can have on us financially? What is inflation anyway and what does it have to do with the price of fish or the price of tomatoes which has received a lot of media attention lately? More importantly, what impact does inflation have on your savings and in turn your retirement nest egg? Surely, it will not impact on your life insurance or does it? Key ideas: What is inflation? And the price of fish and tomatoes? Your savings and their returns Life insurance and inflation - a double-barrelled impact Listen to Dominic Bish discuss this further or you can read the supporting article here.
March 03, 2022
Episode 66 - KiwiSaver Confusion
We have all heard about KiwiSaver and despite having over 3 million members it would appear that confusion and lack of understanding of how it works is the most common talking point. By the end of the March 2021 financial year, New Zealanders had invested $81.6 billion dollars into KiwiSaver, with $26,410 being the average amount invested. Not bad going for a scheme which started in 2007. However, given such a large amount of money has been invested into KiwiSaver it is hard to believe that there is still widespread confusion. Key Ideas: What is KiwiSaver? What is the purpose of KiwiSaver? When can or should you get the money? Choosing the right scheme for you #Dom_Bish
February 21, 2022
Episode 65 - The 5 Pillars of Personal Finance
Are you using tomorrow’s money today? What happens when tomorrow comes along? Are you spending more than you earn? What if your income stops? If you are spending money today that was meant for tomorrow, then you have a problem. You will at some stage need to catch up. Are you getting the right information? 1. Basic money management concepts 2. Cover against Risk 3. Build your retirement nest egg 4. Build Wealth 5. Get advice Read the article here If you need help - try this
December 08, 2021
Episode 64 - 9 Things You Should Know: Mortgage Repayment Cover
Mortgage protection: What is it? Why should you have it? You have a mortgage; finances are tight because you have stretched yourself so much just to get a foot on the housing ladder. Then you get sick and cannot work for the next 2 years. What happens to your mortgage? Is your new home now at risk of being taken away? You are renting; You’ve tried the property ladder, but right now it is out of reach. Your family relies on your income to keep paying the rent. Then you have an accident and cannot work for the next 5 years while you rehabilitate. What happens to your family’s home? Is it now at risk of being taken away? These two examples are basic, but they help to illustrate the majority of reasons why people get this type of personal insurance. Below is a list of nine things you should know before you talk with your financial adviser. The article that goes with this podcast is here or go to  Bolster Risk Management
October 17, 2021
Episode 63 - Not Another Covid Article – Life Insurance NZ
“What does it mean to have life insurance? What is the value in it? What is it for anyway? I’m sure it costs too much, right?” This article has nothing to do with Covid-19. Key Ideas: What does life insurance do and why would I get it? Let’s start by being average How much? What do I want, or what do I need, to meet my circumstances? This is the article link. Bolster Risk Management
September 29, 2021
Episode 62 - Money, Stress & Wellbeing
Last week was Money Week in New Zealand. It is a good time to talk about financial wellness, resilience and financial mental health. It has a huge impact on individuals, families and communities. It also impacts on business. Productivity, absenteeism and revenue are all directly and indirectly affected by the financial wellness of your team. If your team are busy thinking about how to pay the bills, they are not thinking effectively about their job performance. Key points: · The state of our nation (in terms of personal finance) · Presenteeism is even worse than absenteeism · Is the ROI of Employee Assistance Programmes worth it? (Spoiler – yes, up to 12x) #FinancialWellness #Financial-Wellness-Is-Important #EmployeeWellness #MoneyWorkshops #YourMoneyMatters #SortYourDosh #FinancialWellness #MoneyWorries #FinancialWellbeing #GetAdvice #EmployeeBenefits #GroupCover
August 15, 2021
Episode 61 MONEY: Buckets & Automation
It is easy to think that good money management is all about numbers and spreadsheets. Honestly, that is only about 10% of the whole gig. The rest, yes all the rest, is made up with our behaviours and attitudes around money. How do I know? I’ve been there in the worst of times. If you have been following me for a while, you’ll know that I really believe everyone can change their financial position. It may take a while and it may be hard work at times. But there are some key concepts that could change your life. I talk about a few books that might just change your life...
August 03, 2021
Episode 60 - Health Insurance: Why bother?
The myth is that you don’t need health insurance because of ACC, or because of the NZ public health system. Other myths are that health insurance is a waste of money or that all insurance companies are the same. This episode will challenge those myths and will help you learn how to protect yourself from poor health treatment choices. Key ideas: ACC and the public health system: It is not an either-or choice Not all health insurers are the same The only two levers in your control to keep the cost of cover down Bolster Risk Management
July 18, 2021
Episode 59 - 6 secrets you need to know before you get disability insurance
Personal insurance can be a minefield. 84% of people don’t have monthly-paying disability cover in New Zealand. 81% don’t have critical illness cover. If you were unable to work due to an accident or illness, how would your household survive financially? Do you understand why you should have disability insurance? In my experience, most people know they should have this cover. But most people do not want to think about worst-case scenarios. Most people will actively avoid thinking about worst-case situations. I get it. I understand. But… Sticking your head in the sand won’t help you when the proverbial smacks your butt. If you want a topic covered or a question asked, let us know...
July 11, 2021
Episode 58 - Saving Money Made Easy
Do you struggle to save money? At the end of each month, do you wonder where all your money went? Perhaps you spend beyond your means? If so, then this podacst is for you! Discover how saving money is as much a product of the mind as well as your financial habits. And speaking of habits, you’ll see how small positive changes, turned into habits, can automatically add up to big savings!
June 02, 2021
Episode 56 - Common Insurance Buying Mistakes
Unexpected losses can put the best-laid financial plans in turmoil. Insurance coverage is necessary to protect against unexpected costs, property loss, and disability. There are no universal answers to the question of how much insurance is enough. Situations vary. Today we are talking about personal insurance buying mistakes.
June 02, 2021
Episode 55 BMI - What It Is & How It Changes Your Insurance
BMI; that tool that nobody likes but everyone uses. “What is a Body Mass Index anyway and why should I care?”. And more importantly for us in this forum, what does it have to do with personal insurance? Key Points: BMI – What is it? How is it used for insurance? What are the downsides to this measurement? Use these calculators to check your own BMI (or other cool stuff).
April 19, 2021
Episode 54 - Protect Your Biggest Asset
What is your biggest asset? Unless you’re Kim Kardashian or earn a royalty income, your biggest and most enduring asset is probably your ability to earn an income. Most of us have insured our house, possessions, cars and our lives (even our phones!). But if you don’t have disability insurance, the most important asset you have is still unprotected. Key Points: What Are the Chances of Actually Needing to Use Your Disability Insurance? How to Get Disability Insurance Some factors that influence the premium
April 06, 2021
Episode 53 - I’m too young for insurance; you are not actually bullet-proof
If you are under 35, do you have car insurance? Maybe, but maybe not. If you do have car insurance, does your car earn you money? Do you have protection for your greatest asset? What is your greatest asset? [spoiler - it is not your car!] Key Points: Do you insure your car?      Maybe, but maybe not Types of cover for the under      35s Insurance.      Better to be too early than too late
April 06, 2021
Episode 52 ACC – Do you really know what they do?
Most people who live in New Zealand have heard of ACC. But ask 10 people what it is that ACC does, and you will likely get 10 different answers. Key points: What is ACC What does ACC not do? Self-employed versus employee
February 07, 2021
Episode 51 - Save for a house or do something else?
With property prices going through the roof and bank savings rates through the floor, what options do you have? If you do not currently have your own home, and you feel squeezed out of the property market before you’ve started, can you put your money to work in other ways? Key Points: Another back-of-the-envelope calculation “Buy a business instead” (erm..?) Get your money working for you in other assets
February 07, 2021
Episode 50 - Financial Capability, teach and be taught
Industry, regulators and educators lament the poor level of understanding that people in New Zealand have of basic money management. What can be done? Let’s be bold – nah, she’ll be right. Key points The time is now (yes, we are in a recession!) How bad is it? Sustained change? Education and investment. Thanks to the 520 podcast "listens" so far...
November 23, 2020
Episode 49 - Trauma Cover, it is a Smörgåsbord
Trauma cover is a great product, but there is more than one flavour. It will pay a lump sum of cash to you if you are diagnosed with a specific health condition. But with so much choice, how do you know what is right for you (and your family)? Key points What is the purpose of this type of cover? What dishes are available on the Smörgåsbord Indications of price
November 23, 2020
Episode 48 - Your Health & yet another COVID-19 article
Yes, another article about health insurance. Why bother when in NZ we have a public system that many in the OECD covet? As good as it is, there are plenty of gaps. Key Points: We have a good Public health system but… COVID-19 The Health System you didn’t know Don’t over-insure
November 01, 2020
Episode 47 - KiwiSaver: Low fees, yet you still want advice with that...?
We hear a lot in media sources about high fees for KiwiSaver. We also hear how people are not getting enough advice about financial products like KiwiSaver. Who is correct? Key Points: What do your pay for? What the Regulators (and industry) want Who decides?
November 01, 2020
Episode 46 - “What is the Risk of Losing?”
I was this asked a great question recently. For all the talk of KiwiSaver-this and investments-that, what does it actually mean for my dollar? How much do I put in for what return? Here we come that wonderful world of ‘Risk’. What is ‘risk’ and what does it mean in everyday language? KEY POINTS: What is risk What is the ‘return’ part of “risk and return?” What is my comfort level?
October 14, 2020
Episode 45 - Indemnity versus Agreed Value (& ACC for self-employed)
Monthly paying disability payments. It can be great cover. It can also be a minefield. What is agreed value? What does indemnity mean? And why is ACC in the title?? Key Points: Purpose of disability insurance Indemnity versus Agreed Value ACC, yes it is an insurance firm
October 14, 2020
Episode 44 - How Distressing is Financial Distress?
Mental health awareness week was here in NZ recently. Money stress affects 22% of people every day. A further 25% worry about money weekly. Anxiety comes from looking at the future and being uncertain, of not being able to clearly see the way ahead. It is easier to ‘stick the head in the ground’ and do nothing. Do you worry about money? If you do, you are like 61% of New Zealanders who worry about it with different frequencies, but at least monthly. Key points: What is distressing? What the numbers say What can be done?
October 06, 2020
Episode 43 - How much do Financial Advisers Make?
“Loads of doh” or “too much” maybe your first thought. How much is “too much”? Money is a representation and transfer of value. What is value in this instance? Is the job that is done by the insurance agent, sufficient to reduce the ‘pain’ for the client and therefore solves that client’s problem? Does the financial adviser meet all of the regulatory requirements while adhering to the insurer’s agency and contractual obligations? Key Points: What ‘job is  done’ for the client Business      costs Agent commissions
October 06, 2020
Episode - 42 - Can someone else flick the lights off on your behalf?
You get munted in a car crash. You’re on life support for 6 months. Your spouse can’t access your personal insurance because technically you are still alive, but you are in a coma and cannot sign the policy. You are a policy owner and the insurance company need all policy owners to sign before they release your insurance benefits. What happens? Key Points: Should you have a Will? What is an Enduring Power of Attorney? Why bother? While the topic of Wills and Enduring Power of Attorneys can be very dry, boring and unsexy, it is another part of personal risk management. To read the blog that goes with this podcast, click here. To watch our insurance & KiwiSaver product reviews, look here.
September 24, 2020
Episode 41 - How ‘Permanent’ is Total & Permanent Disability?
TPD, as it is sometimes known, is a work-dependent benefit. This means that it pays if you are never able to work again. That is the permanent part. But - there is a ‘but’, it may not be entirely that permanent. Confused? Good, now you can read on and I’ll explain. Key Points: What is TPD? What is ‘permanent’ (own vs any)? What the numbers say Want some help?
September 24, 2020
Episode 40 - What is a ‘wealth’ mindset?
The Richest Man in Babylon is a small book that sets out a nice narrative showing people how to build and protect wealth. There are two overlapping themes in the book “Seven Cures for a Lean Purse” and “Five laws of gold’. It is an old classic by George S. Clason from 1926 that helps to cement that idea that wealth should be grown from the inside first. We need to develop ourselves so that we become ‘worthy’ of the wealth we ultimately receive. The two themes can be summarised as... To request a quote or get more info, come to
September 14, 2020
Episode 39 - Life Insurance, it is pretty boring
Buying life insurance is not like buying a pair of sexy shoes. You can’t wear your life insurance policy like a fashion item. You can’t drive it like a new car from a dealer. You can’t eat it like fine food at a restaurant. No, life insurance is pretty boring. Key Takeaways: You may not like it, but you need it. Types of cover Pricing examples To see if we can help you, fill in some simple info over at...
September 14, 2020
Episode 38 - How Long Before Insurance Companies Pay Up?
Some of the people I talk with wonder how quickly insurance companies pay claims. As with many things to do with personal insurance, that answer is ‘it depends’. Different insurance products have different claims requirements. Also, as we’ve seen recently in the news with Westpac, not all insurance providers are created equally. KEY TAKEAWAYS Personal insurance product      groups Product benefits get paid      differently When      do insurance companies not pay?
August 30, 2020
Episode 37 - Unlocked KiwiSaver – what is it?
In a recent article I mentioned ‘unlocked KiwiSaver’ products. It would be remiss of me to not explain what these are. For people outside of New Zealand, KiwiSaver is similar to Australia’s Superannuation or perhaps the 401K in the US. For KiwiSaver, members are not allowed to make a withdrawal on these funds until they are 65. There are exceptions of note here: first home buyers, and those under “extreme hardship” (with various conditions attached). However, the idea of investing in a managed fund that is easily accessible and available to the public should be appealing to people who want to spread their eggs into different baskets. Remember that diversification is good basic risk management tool for long term investing. KEY TAKEAWAYS Two examples Is it for you? Get advice
August 30, 2020
Episode 36 - KiwiSaver: Passive/ Active & fees?
Recently I put my nose into the debate around passive versus active investing. In my comment on the article pondered why the choice should be so binary, one or the other? In my observation of investments, the prudent path always seems to be one of diversification. The old euphemism of not having ‘all your eggs in one basket’ is well understood. So, diversification can be across asset classes, specialised investment products and geographical markets. How does this affect your choice of KiwiSaver? We can only choose one fund. As far as KiwiSaver is concerned, we must put all our eggs in the one-fund-basket. KEY TAKEAWAYS The birth of KiwiSaver How do you diversify your risk within the one fund of your KiwiSaver? Passive vs Active & fees Is your 3+3 contribution enough?
August 05, 2020
Episode 35 - I use marijuana, can I get insurance?
MaryJane is not everyone’s choice, but for those who partake, are they punished by the insurance companies? Not necessarily. What does the occasional toke mean for users and their personal protection plans?  Listen to find out.
August 02, 2020
Episode 34 - What Is The Best Age To Get Life Insurance?
The younger the better. Simple answer. You don’t need to listen to anything else. www.bolsterriskmanagement Find out more on Facebook, Linkedin & Twitter
July 31, 2020
Episode 33 - Recession is the time to sort your $
In a recession, nearly everyone is worried about money. We know that 23% of kiwi’s worry about money daily. In fact, 62% worry about money at least monthly or less. That is in normal times. Now is the time to sort your money and insurance. For more go to or, leave a comment on Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter
July 29, 2020
Episode 32 Compound Interest - is it interesting?
One of the major religions banned its use due to the power it welds. Einstein said something along the lines of compound interest is having more relevance on HUMAN KIND than his theory of relativity. Use The Force wisely...
July 19, 2020
Episode 31 - How realistic is Monopoly?
I love monopoly. I think it is a great game and tool to demonstrate some basics concepts about money and purchasing and trading. However, it is a bit of a set-up - don't you think? You start with $1500. The value of the most expensive property is $400. That means that you are starting with a slush fund of 3.75 times the amount of the most expensive property. A New Zealand company, helping financial literacy one bit at a time.
July 06, 2020
Episode 30 - Pre-existing health conditions - "Companies will run a mile...!"
A friend on mine recently asked me “How do I get insurance with my pre-existing conditions - the insurance companies will run a mile when they look at my situation…?” A New Zealand Company helping financial literacy one bit at a time
July 03, 2020
Episode 29 - FSC research report - kiwis need help
It's not just me saying it, there is research to back up what I am saying...the Financial Services Council with their latest report. It is all about New Zealanders, and our thoughts and attitudes towards money, insurance and investing. If you are Generation X Y or Z, therefore anyone who is under 53 years of age, have a listen. This is all about you. Massive under-insurance issue in NZ: - 1/3 have life insurance - Just 1/5 have critical illness (trauma) - Just 15% have income protection A New Zealand Company
June 22, 2020
Episode 28 - For the Good of Your Health…Insurance!
Health insurance - keep it simple - cover the big stuff. Don't start dollar-swapping. There seems to be a lot of confusion out there around health insurance – not so much around providers, or even product. More around, with NZ’s world-class FREE public health system, do you really need health insurance at all? If so, how do you get the best of both worlds – making the most of public and covering off private healthcare? A New Zealand Company
June 19, 2020
Episode 27 - "Can I keep my cover if I plan to live& work overseas?
Another question from a listener - "Can I keep my cover if I plan to live& work overseas? There are a few things to unpack from this question, to make sure that we answer it correctly. A New Zealand Company
June 18, 2020
Episode 26 - "Can I still get insurance if I am planning on getting pregnant?"
One of our listeners ask this question "Can I still get insurance if I am planning on getting pregnant?" Great question, and before I answer that, please feel free to ask your own questions, if there is some that you want to hear about. A New Zealand Company
June 17, 2020
Episode 25 - CPI – A major reason for your policy going up in price so drastically
Adding CPI is a good idea because we know that the value of money goes down over time. Think about how much a Big Mac (a beer, a pack of smokes, a loaf of bread…) cost you 10 years ago, versus today? Part of the thinking for the insurance providers is to make sure that your sum insured keeps pace in  ‘real terms’, that the ‘true’ value of your policy remains same over time. However it trap for some people  who don’t realise that their cost inflation (how fast the cost goes up)      will be so high. There is a way to mitigate this. A New Zealand company
June 16, 2020
Episode 24 - Insurance Stack and the Budget Pizza
So you might have heard me talk before about the insurance stack and the budget pizza so I'm just going to go back through it again. This is a good way to help people to visualise how they might determine which type of product is more relevant to them at this time, according to their budget. Check out more at
June 15, 2020
Episode 23 - Not another insurance podcast. Money 101 in 5 minutes
If you have more assets than liabilities that is a good thing. If you have more income then expenses that is also a good thing. And there you have, a very simple money 101 in five minutes. This stuff doesn't have to be complicated.
June 03, 2020
Episode 22 - Who cares about our story? You might, if it'll help you.
This is your gig too. The instant meal, spoon-fed, microwave, click n' deliver life we lead still requires some effort from you. Are you are financially stuck? Are you frustrated with money, insurance, brokers? You know you want change but you don't know how, from where or from who..?
June 02, 2020
Episode 21 - Extra benefits, included in the price
I spoke to a client yesterday - he was on to it, he knew enough basic facts about his own cover to ask great questions that benefited him, and made sure that he knew where his cover was at, and what he was prepared to trade in his risk mix. Be informed - not to know it all - but so that you can make good solid decisions about your financial future. It all starts with insurance. Secure your income earning ability, then everything else can fall in to place. A New Zealand Company
May 28, 2020
Episode 20 - Don't want to think about, but you think about it anyway...
Listen to me discuss how people find it hard to plan for the worst, they don't want to think about it - but they think about it anyway. A New Zealand Company
May 27, 2020
Episode 19 - Levelling your insurance to save you (lots of) money
Levelling your insurance is like fixing your mortgage -it is also a smart financial decision, but so few do it. A New Zealand Company
May 26, 2020
Episode 18 - two cost example for Sarah (55) and John (40)
Insurance, what is the cost and what does it cover? These two things are what people want to know as simply as possible. For most of the podcasts I have focused on cover, today is squarely on cost. There are number and more numbers, but only for 6 minutes. You can stack your insurance depending on your needs. Listen to find out more or come to... A New Zealand Company
May 25, 2020
Episode 17 - 6 reasons to get life insurance
The banks taught us well - whose risk were we covering again? A New Zealand Company
May 24, 2020
Episode 16 - Who pays for the advice?
Who pays for the advice? Who Pays me? When I say that your 15 minutes pre-assessment call with me is free - do I mean it? Who pays for the 1:1 meeting where we discover your needs and wants with regards to risk protection cover? Who pays for the research and recommendation that ultimately gets presented to you? Who pays for the help we give to help you get your application approved, even with all the back-and-forth between the underwriters, GPs and whoever? A New Zealand Company
May 20, 2020
Episode 15 - Income Replacement, what a minefield
Income Replacement - This is possibly one of the biggest minefields that people can stumble on, when looking at personal insurance. These are the monthly paying benefits that will provide a portion of your pay if you are unable to work due to accident or illness. A New Zealand Company
May 19, 2020
Episode 14 - Health Insurance
Don't cover the small stuff, be a little tactical. A New Zealand Company
May 18, 2020
Episode 13 - Trauma cover - what is it really?
Trauma cover - what is it..? Why do we need? Trauma is a lump sum cover which means it pays a lump sum to you as a benefit. To trigger a claim you      need to have a clearly defined 'thing' happen to you. Find out more, speak with Dom Bish A New Zealand Company
May 17, 2020
Episode 12 - "I don't have a mortgage so I don't need life insurance - right..?"
"I don't have a mortgage so I don't need life insurance - right..?" Is life insurance only to cover your debts if you kark it and end up on the pile of the no-tomorrows..? No, I don't think so either. A New Zealand Company To read the blog that goes with this podcast, click here. To watch our insurance & KiwiSaver product reviews, look here.
May 15, 2020
Episode 11 - TPD, Is that contagious..?
TPD - Is that contagious..? Total and permanent disability, or TPD, is a great product but seems under-utilised with the clients I generally see. "What is it and why should I care?" - I hear you ask. A New Zealand Company To read the blog that goes with this podcast, click here. To watch our insurance & KiwiSaver product reviews, look here.
May 14, 2020
Episode 10 - "What is 'accelerated insurance' - does it go faster..?"
Lump-sum paying insurance products such as Trauma and TPD (total & permanent disability) can be 'bundled' to the Life product. This means that If a claim is paid on an accelerated benefit, the claim amount will be deducted from the life cover of your policy. If a claim is paid on a  standalone benefit, the payment will not reduce the life cover under the policy. The look on her face... A New Zealand Company To read the blog that goes with this podcast, click here. To watch our insurance & KiwiSaver product reviews, look here.
May 13, 2020
Episode 9 - Tips to help you find a good adviser
What does “good” look like? If you’ve heard that a good life insurance adviser is hard to find, you may well be right. We’ve put together a quickfire checklist that will help get you thinking and can start the conversation. This podcast takes exerts from that article, which you can read at the website (link below). A New Zealand Company To watch our insurance & KiwiSaver product reviews, look here.
May 12, 2020
Episode 8 - Financial education... Why bother?
Today's episode is all financial education - why bother with it..? A New Zealand Company
May 10, 2020
Episode 7 - What are they talking about..? Industry jargon explained
Today's episode is on the jargon that is used in the industry. I quickly discuss 10-11 words and phrases that seem everyday to us, who live and breathe insurance everyday. However, if you are not used to hearing the terms used, it can be a little intimidating. A New Zealand Company
May 09, 2020
Episode 6 - 8 Tops Mistakes When Buying Insurance
The list isn't definitive, but there are 8 things to consider when buying personal insurance. Want to know more? head to To read the blog that goes with this podcast, click here. To watch our insurance & KiwiSaver product reviews, look here.
May 08, 2020
Episode 5 - 21 things you need to know about the price of personal insurance
What is the price of insurance? This is one of the biggest questions people have. This podcast talks about some of the 21 things that effect the price of personal insurance.  For more, see and look for the article that explains it all in more details. To read the blog that goes with this podcast, click here. To watch our insurance & KiwiSaver product reviews, look here.
May 07, 2020
Episode 4 - Stacking your insurance & the Priority Pizza
Learn about stacking the insurance products to meet your needs and the Priority Pizza to fit your budget. Find out more here
May 06, 2020
Episode 3 - The 5 personal insurance product groups
Continuing from yesterday, we're talking about the foundation of the house, the insurance. Today, we are having a quick review of each of the five product groups for personal insurance;  Life Trauma TPD (total & permanent disability) Income replacement (e.g. income protection and mortgage repayment cover)  Health & medical. Find out more here To read the blog that goes with this podcast, click here. To watch our insurance & KiwiSaver product reviews, look here. 
May 05, 2020
Episode 2 - My 3rd Stint & The BRM House
This is my 3rd stint in financial services. In Melbourne I was a mortgage broker helping people to reduce their debt with a system of debt control. In Christchurch in 2004 I worked with Southern Cross Healthcare selling their employer group schemes. The Bolster Risk Management House is a graphic way to describe the role of personal insurance within the wider financial planning discussion. Check us out here
May 04, 2020
Episode 1: Introducing Dom Bish
Here at Bolster Risk Management We guide you, at a pace you agree with, through each stage of your personal insurance journey, enabling you to choose your own financial position, specific to your purpose. A New Zealand company
May 03, 2020