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What's your saving personality?

27 Mar 2022

Becoming aware of your saving personality can help you take an objective look at your tendencies and what you can realistically do to improve your finances. Let’s identify your saving personality and find out what will work to make you a better saver.

ANOTHER update to home loan rules

20 Mar 2022

Fortunately for prospective borrowers, the government has announced they are making changes to guidance for lenders. So what’s the deal now? Let’s look at what’s happened and what first home buyers need to do now.

What happens when you switch KiwiSaver providers?

13 Mar 2022

Here’s what actually happens when you switch providers.

What should first home buyers be doing now?

27 Feb 2022

If you’re trying to buy your first home right now, you might feel like giving up. The market has gone crazy and the rules are changing. It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin.

Quiz: How financially literate are you really?

20 Feb 2022

Whatever your sights are set on, you need basic knowledge about saving and investing to get there. Do you know your way around your finances?

Valentine’s Day: How to Talk to Your Partner About Money

13 Feb 2022

A financial adviser can help you both to navigate the financial waters together. They will give you an objective view of your situation, without letting emotions get in the way.

How to make sure your KiwiSaver is first home ready

7 Feb 2022

Financial specialists say that a whopping 90% of first home buyers rely on their KiwiSaver fund to make a deposit for their first home.

Market dips: Don’t panic but do get financial advice

1 Feb 2022
Joe Taylor
Joe Taylor

When it comes to money, no one wants to see their investment take a dip. It’s hard not to buy into the mass hysteria.

4 online resources to help you plan your finances

24 Jan 2022

There are thousands of online tools and resources you can use. We’ve done the hard yards for you and have narrowed down our top four.