An individual’s personality is defined as the characteristics or qualities that form a person’s distinctive character. It would be fair to say that a personality can have a lot of influence on someone’s life – including the way they interact with others, their chosen...
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It is that time of the year again - we want you to make sure you are making the most of your KiwiSaver and the power of compound interest. KiwiSaver members are eligible for a Member Tax Credit (MTC). For every dollar you put into your KiwiSaver account, the Government puts ...
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What are the risks?

If you have children or close family members in their 20s, are you aware you could be their main source of financial information? That’s the case for nearly half of 20-year-olds today in New Zealand, a recent study by Massey University has found. Massey University's Fin-Ed...
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The cost of care

May 14, 2018
Grant Lovatt, 58, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2012. In 2014 a neurologist gave him less than 12 months to live. Five years later he is still alive, being cared for by his wife Glenda. That means Glenda cannot work and the couple are living on $494.20 per week...
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An “interest-only” mortgage is when the borrower is only paying the interest accruing on their loan, without paying back any of the principal (the original amount borrowed). It’s less common than it once was, partly due to low interest rates and recent lending restrict...
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We all like to think that we are invincible, that nothing will ever happen to us, but what if it does? Every year over 50,000 New Zealand households (a Napier-sized city) lose the main income earner's salary through illness. More than half of those lose it for six months or ...
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The good old strategy of working hard for your money might see you do well, but it’s making your money work hard for you that the truly wealthy have mastered. Done right, and on a large enough scale, can bring financial independence. Here are a few key tips… Budget...
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You only need to watch a few property shows and hear stories of the cost of Ponsonby properties 30 years ago, to realise that property investment can make you some serious money. If you’re already a home-owner then the idea of owning more properties, reaping capital gains...
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The pill with a camera?

April 10, 2018

By Greg Hahn

We hear about technology breakthroughs all the time but this one certainly caught my eye as a "next level innovation". The thought of checking your insides out with a camera on a cord doesn’t sound like a very nice experience, but this procedure a pill sized video capsule ...
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Aside from the February turbulence in equity markets, global economic growth should hold up well and inflation should remain low in 2018. The recent hard economic data and survey evidence suggest that the world economy is growing at a rate over 3% pa and there is enough spar...
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