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Rainy-day fund: how big is ‘big enough’?

By admin | Feb 11, 2019

No doubt you’ve heard this before: “Save money for a rainy day”. It might be easier said than done (especially with the household budget and other expenses to meet), but it’s good advice. The truth is, it might well ‘rain’ at some point in the future. Creating a healthy emergency fund is like building a…

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Income Protection or Trauma Insurance: which is right for you?

By admin | Feb 11, 2019

At first glance, Income Protection and Trauma Insurance may look very similar. After all, both are designed to protect you financially if you’re sick or injured. But if you get past that first impression, you will realise that they provide very different types of cover. So, which works best for you? To answer this question, let’s…

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Five bad financial habits – and how to fix them

By admin | Jan 14, 2019

Bad financial habits not only sabotage your savings – they could also sabotage your chances of getting a home loan approved. Check out these five bad financial habits, and how to fix them, to improve the health of your savings, and ability to get a home loan. (Spoiler alert: there is no mention of giving…

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Selling for the first time? Four mistakes to avoid

By admin | Jan 14, 2019

Selling your first home is always hard; not only is buying your house a momentous occasion, but the house itself will hold a lot of fond memories for you. If you’d like to maximise your house’s potential, and get the best possible price when selling it, here are four mistakes to avoid. Not engaging a…

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Christmas shopping: all-year-round or at the last minute?

By admin | Nov 19, 2018

Are you a last-minute shopper? Frantically loading up your shopping basket in an attempt to make sure all your nearest and dearest have gifts on Christmas Day, while the loudspeaker announces five minutes until closing time? Or are you more organised, and spread your shopping over the year, so you can relax on Christmas Eve and…

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A New Year’s checklist to boost your savings

By admin | Nov 19, 2018

New Year’s Eve – traditionally a time to make your resolutions for the following year, generally things you are going to do better (exercise more) or achieve (lose weight, give up smoking). Unfortunately, those resolutions seem to have a habit of becoming a distant memory by the time Easter rolls around. If you want to…

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Nine smart ways to save money at the supermarket

By admin | Oct 17, 2018

Like to shave dollars off your grocery bill without compromising on taste and quality? Here are some great tips to make your food budget go further… Beware of ‘supermarket tricks’ Have you ever gone on a quick trip to the grocery store for some basic essentials, and travelled back with all sorts of goodies? You…

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KiwiSaver in your online banking: is it worth it?

By admin | Oct 17, 2018

  Is viewing your KiwiSaver online at the bank worth changing provider for? Sure, getting an eagle-eye view of your finances in one place seems like a no-brainer – but is it really as convenient as it sounds? Here’s why transferring your KiwiSaver money to the bank may not be the right move for you.…

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How to pick the right moment to sell your house

By admin | Sep 18, 2018

Ready to put your house up for sale? Getting the timing right is paramount. While there’s no such thing as ‘the perfect time’ for selling a property, keeping the following things in mind may help you turn a higher profit. The best season for selling Spring is the most popular time to sell, when days…

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