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Know your KiwiSaver fees

By admin | Apr 9, 2018

  Do you know how much you’re paying in KiwiSaver fees? When you’re investing to earn solid returns and save for retirement, every dollar counts. Here are some key things to consider if you want to minimise your KiwiSaver fees and get the best returns possible. Why fees are so important All KiwiSaver providers will…

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First-home buyer? Looking for creative paths to home-ownership?

By admin | Apr 9, 2018

  The Kiwi dream of owning a house is not over – it’s simply taking a new direction. According to BNZ Financial Futures Research, a growing number of first-home buyers are thinking laterally, and are planning to enter the housing market through property investment. BNZ asked aspirational first-home buyers what they were prepared to do…

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How emotions affect your spending habits

By admin | Mar 12, 2018

‘Spend less than you earn’ may sound simple – on paper. But if you’re not a natural-born saver, what’s standing between you and reaching your savings goals? It may be your ‘money personality’, ‘attitude to risk’ or – put simply – your ‘emotions’. The good news? Once you identify what drives you to spend, you…

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Health Insurance: Value for money counts

By admin | Mar 12, 2018

Obviously our health is not something we should penny-pinch on. But having said that, value for money definitely counts when you’re looking for a new health insurance policy or reviewing an existing one. Here are some helpful tips on how to make the most of the money you spend on health insurance. The value comparison…

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What you need to know about pre-existing medical conditions

By admin | Feb 12, 2018

Do you have a medical condition, and don’t know how it might affect your future insurance options? If you take out life, health or travel insurance today, will your pre-existing medical conditions be covered? It may come as a surprise to some, but past and current medical conditions aren’t always ‘uncoverable’, nor do they necessarily result in higher…

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What’s your property really worth?

By admin | Feb 12, 2018

Anyone who is an expert on property will tell you that your house is really only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. But if you’re working out insurance or planning to sell your home, you might be looking for a more solid answer. If you want a heads up on what your property is…

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Insurance: get the fit for your needs

Get the fit for your needs

By admin | Jan 15, 2018

A certain ‘she’ll be right’ attitude to life is inherent in our Kiwi culture, which we love. But while that’s great for the good times, it’s important to have a solid game plan for the not so good times that is tailored to your needs. When it comes to looking for insurance or reviewing your…

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Buying or renting? There are pros to both

Buying or Renting? There are pros to both

By admin | Jan 15, 2018

Buying or renting? It’s an age-old debate. People typically view rent as ‘dead money’, as opposed to the cash invested in buying property. But with house prices still at an all-time high in many parts of the country, the answer to this question might not be as straightforward as it was a few years ago.…

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Four ways to protect yourself in your 30s

By admin | Nov 15, 2017

We know it too well – the decade between 30 and 40 years of age is a time of big change and increasing responsibilities. Maybe you’re giving your career a boost or taking it in a new direction. You may have just tied the knot and started a young family, got on or climbed the…

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