In this article you’re going to find out exactly how we used online tools to save $57,653. I’ve worked in the consumer information industry for more than 15 years, so these online tools are second nature to me. And I think most people will be familiar with someÂ of them, but I doubt everyone uses all of them. Which is kind of crazy!
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When you think about how passionate you are about your family, ask yourself this question: â€śWhat are the three most important investments you could make for your family?â€ťÂ Would it be things like buying a house, buying health insurance or maybe setting up an emergency fund? All of those things matter but don’t have any meaning unless you have good health, good relationships and a good education. Continue reading »
Picture this: Youâ€™re aged 60 and semi-retired
Regular contributions to your retirement scheme over the years will soon pay off and youâ€™re feeling quietly confident that in five years youâ€™ll be ready to retire completely. Youâ€™ve worked hard during your long career; youâ€™ve paid off your mortgage and made every effort to generate a good level of savings along the way. A comfortable retirement has been well-earned. Continue reading »
According to statistics from the Health Funds Association of New Zealand (HFANZ), the health insurance industry funded close to a billion dollars in health claims in 2014. Continue reading »
New Year is usually a mix of celebrations, well wishes and New Year’s resolutions.Â New Year’s resolutions are typically something like: “I want to lose weight”,” I want to drink less “or perhaps “I want to stop smoking”.Â But what if we got really creative and resolved to get our financial planningÂ in order instead?Â There’s a challenge don’t you think? Continue reading »
I’m very excited to write about this topic this month because I actually have a couple of recent events that I can share with you which I believe are well worth celebrating! Continue reading »
In today’s busy fast paced world, technology can be a godsend. If you can transact online then that’s one less thing you need to worry about right? The size of the internet has grown so big that as at July 2014, the World Wide Web contains around 3.3 billion pages. We can do our banking online and according to Statistics New Zealand, half of kiwis have now shopped at least once online. Let’s face it: the internet provides us with convenience and flexibility. This is the way of the modern world if we want to keep pace.
It’s Money Week in New Zealand, and the word on the street is that we’ll need $4,000 in retirement just to spend on eggs! Time to get some chickens we think. Part of retirement planning is growing a savings habit, and that can start at a very young age. Vinessa tells us more about what kids need to know. Continue reading »
The typical story goes… you meet the love of your life, you get married, and you have kids. Â You work hard, and raise your children to be strong healthy upstanding citizens and everyone lives happily ever after right?Â Well, maybe that happens in fairytale land but let’s be real, being married and raising a family is not always plain sailing!Â Continue reading »