Helping you succeed in life's financial journey
Surviving the 'back to school' shopping spree
For families, the New Year means 'back-to-school season', with its hidden expenses for fees, uniforms, stationery and extra activities. Here are a few quick tips to help you tackle those costs.
Buying or renting? There are pros to both
Buying or renting? It’s an age-old debate. But before you choose one side or the other, take the necessary time to understand how these relate to your needs and long-term goals.
How to make your New Year’s financial resolutions stick
As you might have noticed, once the rush of enthusiasm has faded, New Year’s resolutions tend to fall to the wayside. If you're looking for ways to make your financial resolutions stick, please don't miss these handy tips.
Job-hopping may affect your mortgage options
Are you a job-hopper or a long-termer? Job-hopping has become more common these days, but keep in mind that switching jobs too often may affect your ability to achieve certain financial goals... Like getting a mortgage. Here's what you need to know.
Empty property? Here are 4 ways to protect it
Is your property going to be unoccupied for a long period of time? Here are four ways to look after your property when you’re not there to do it.
Dollars & Sense (No. 5) - Thinking about family
Anyone with children will know they cost money. Usually a lot of money. Protecting them however is incredibly important - here are 5 simple ways you can plan for their future.
Step onto the property ladder with a HomeStart Grant
Ready to buy your first home? If you belong to KiwiSaver, purchasing a property may be easier than you think. Find out if you're eligible for a HomeStart Grant, and how much you can receive...
Are you contributing enough to your KiwiSaver for Retirement?
How much KiwiSaver money would you need on top of NZ Super, to fund the lifestyle you're envisioning? We’ve put together some helpful hints and tips to get you started.
3 big reasons you don't want to see your KiwiSaver in your online banking
Here's 3 reasons why KiwiSaver should stay OUT of your internet banking:
Dollars & Sense (No. 4) - How you can buy a house
Unlike in the major cities, many Hawke’s Bay homes are still priced within reach of most of us, making home ownership a reality rather than a dream. Here's how to make it happen for you.