Debt. It’s often considered a scary word, but most people would agree there is good debt and bad debt in this world. A student loan would most likely be considered good debt (especially when it’s interest free) – it’s an investment in your future, right? But amongst ...
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By Brett Sargent

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With just 15 days until voting, recent leadership changes from two major parties, and a significant shift in the polls, the elections are certainly heating up. But we can’t say the same for the property market. Stock is low, auction clearance rates are low, days on the m...
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Switching to self-employed?

August 31, 2017
When people decide to make the big switch from being an employee to being self-employed, they are probably focusing on the benefits of being your own boss. Perhaps they are thinking of gaining flexibility with their work schedule, or ripping the rewards of their hard work. T...
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So you’ve heard time and time again that you need to save for retirement, that you need to start now (or yesterday!), and possibly that you need to be putting away as much as possible. Of course, growing a nest egg and preparing for retirement is extremely important but it...
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Car-sharing concepts like Uber and Zoomy are already changing the perception of car ownership, and although self-driving cars may still seem in the realm of the Jetsons, it seems they are well and truly on their way. Some predict Uber will be offering driverless rides just...
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The retirement age – or more accurately, the age of eligibility for the pension – has long been considered something politicians tamper with at their peril. John Key had pledged he’d sooner resign as Prime Minister than backtrack on a promise not to raise the retiremen...
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A number of you have contacted us recently with concerns about rising interest rates. Now we’re not economists, but what we do know is that rates have remained fairly static over the past few months, with fixed rates for 1 to 2 years sitting in the mid 4’s, while the lon...
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We get that paying for insurance is not the most riveting way to spend your money. What you are paying for is intangible, and all you see is money coming out of your account month after month. To top it off, prices go up every year! With insurance policies, what you are real...
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Which statement do you most agree with? 1. I create my financial destiny 2. I have very little power over my financial situation...
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