Helping you succeed in life's financial journey


Moving on up - how to buy & sell your home in today's market

Ever thought about picking up and moving to a new home? Whatever your reason for dreaming these aspirational dreams, you may still be unsure how to actually go about it, or whether you have enough equity in your current home to allow yourself to get excited. If so, this article has been written for you.

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Saving for a home? Why you need to consider your KiwiSaver set-up.

Putting money away in a bank account is one thing, but gearing up your KiwiSaver so that it’s optimised for a house purchase is another.  Are you prepared if the markets fall and you lose a chunk of your investment right before you go to buy the house? Find out what you need to know here.

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Bonus Bonds - are you feeling lucky???

Every month one bonus bond holder will win $1,000,000 tax free. Even second and third prize sound enticing at $100,000 and $50,000 respectively. But how do the odds stack up? Find out here.

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Why stay-at-home parents are valued at $50k without earning a thing

Just because our hard-working 'home executives' don’t earn a salary, it doesn’t mean it wouldn’t hurt their family financially if they were to pass away or become incapacitated. Discover how much they're actually worth (in insurance terms) here.

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Confessions of a Financial Planner - my own financial journey

This is the story of my own personal experience in getting a Financial Plan at Cole Murray, not long before I started out as a Financial Planner. I want to share my experience with you, as only through this financial journey (and a series of light-bulb moments) have I really understood and appreciated gaining my own financial freedom.

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Let's not struggle this year! Here's goal setting made easy.

We've built you an easy monthly goal setting planner for everything you want to achieve - so that 2017 can be a whole lot easier than last year! Download & print here or request one by mail.

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Health Insurance - 3 misconceptions we often hear

It can be easy to misunderstand what Health Insurance does and whether it is right for you. Read three of the most common misconceptions our Advisers hear about Health Insurance here.

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Health Insurance - 3 reasons we know you're worth it!

For many people Health Insurance is well down the list of priorities. In fact, the majority of New Zealanders believe in insuring their cars and possessions before their own health. Bizarre, right? Here are 3 reasons we KNOW you're worth it!

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How much deposit do I need to buy a house?

So you're thinking of taking the exciting step into home ownership, but not sure how much of a deposit you actually need? Good question! 

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How to transfer your Australian Super to KiwiSaver

Deciding whether to transfer your Aussie Super to KiwiSaver (that's the article we wrote on it) is a decision that shouldn't be made lightly - we recommend looking at the... Read more

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