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Labour’s 100-Day Plan For Housing – What Affect Will This Have On Rental Properties?

By | 2017-12-14T13:44:35+00:00 Thursday, 14 December 2017|Tips & Advice|

There are three key points of Labour’s 100-Day housing plan which will directly affect investors in the New Zealand residential rental market, and while there is still a lot of uncertainty around what the actual changes will be.

Why Feeling the Burn May Not Be the Best Advice

By | 2017-12-11T12:08:24+00:00 Monday, 11 December 2017|Health, Safety & Wellness|

Whether you’re a gym regular or not, you’ve probably heard the phrase “Feel the burn!” This familiar bit of gym jargon is one of the most widespread misconceptions in fitness: the bigger the burn, the bigger the benefit. Right?! Wrong.

What to do when the bank is not that into you

By | 2017-11-14T17:07:15+00:00 Tuesday, 14 November 2017|Mortgage|

I could make this a short and sweet blog. I've just given the answer in my subtitle for when the bank is not that into you. But that's not much of a blog is it? It's a great line for some snappy advertising, but then I'd have missed out on my favourite pastime for the week: writing. I love it. In fact, I recall at Primary School various teachers had to put the kaboosh on my enthusiasm for it. No, believe me, said teachers did the right thing.

Fraud Awareness Week: AKA why we ask for SO many documents

By | 2017-11-14T16:56:16+00:00 Tuesday, 14 November 2017|Mortgage|

Since the beginning of time, some people have always ripped off other people. Depending on your religious or political point of view, some would call it a sin, others a crime. It's no surprise that the rise and fall of fraud is often aligned with the state of economy. Sure, there are those who will always commit fraud. No matter what. Yet others will do so because times are tough.

Computer Gaming: It’s good for teaching money management.

By | 2017-10-30T19:22:40+00:00 Monday, 30 October 2017|Tips & Advice|

The resident teenager is an avid computer gamer, and a sports enthusiast. It's a good balance I think. However we do come across problems with the computer gaming from time to time. There is the obvious concerns with cyber bullying. And also making sure the games she plays are age appropriate.

How to achieve long term affordability of your insurance

By | 2017-10-30T19:22:04+00:00 Monday, 30 October 2017|Finance & Insurance|

Insurance premiums are lower when you’re young and healthy, and higher when you’re older and more likely to be diagnosed with an illness or disease. This is the case for 95+% of people with insurance - and unfortunately it often means that many of these people will need to make the tough decision to cancel their insurance in their older years - which is exactly when they will need their cover!

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