Blogs

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How Safe are your Bank Deposits if a Bank Fails?
May 20, 2019
Why banks aren’t as safe as you may think   You might think that they are...
Clear the Shelves - Let's talk long term investments!
Mar 22, 2019
History has shown that panic-selling has never been a good idea for long-term...
7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Retire Early
Feb 7, 2019
Early retirement is a goal for many – extra time to travel, spend more time...
10 Bad money habits to break in 2019
Jan 7, 2019
If you want to earn more, a good place to start is with your habits. Breaking...
Do You Know the Difference between Funeral and Life Cover?
Nov 29, 2018
With so many different types of life insurance policies available, we are...
Do you need life insurance?
Oct 10, 2018
What would happen to your loved ones if you died? This is a difficult yet...
Where there’s a will, there’s a relative
Jun 27, 2018
I was just reading an article that stated that 55% of New Zealand adults...
6 smart tips to make credit cards work for you
May 2, 2018
A report late last year by Canstar, New Zealanders are racking up credit card...
Self-employed? Here’s how to pay less ACC and get better cover.
Apr 9, 2018
If you're self-employed, a contractor or a non-PAYE shareholder-employee in...
Travel Insurance That Doesn’t Fly
Feb 27, 2018
I count myself as reasonably intelligent (some might argue with that) and...
7 simple ways to transform your financial life in 2018
Jan 16, 2018
If your finances are feeling the worse for wear at this time of year, we have...
Back off Banks
Dec 6, 2017
Have you had your bank try to convince you to transfer your KiwiSaver monies...
3 Smart Reasons to Save When Interest Rates are Low
Oct 24, 2017
One of the questions we are often asked is what to do when it comes to...
Is Your KiwiSaver Fund Lining Your Fund Managers Pockets?
Oct 2, 2017
Imagine taking a flight and having arrived at your destination, the airline...
Where’s the Bonus in Bonus Bonds?
Sep 11, 2017
They’re called bonus bonds but where’s the bonus? I recently received a copy...
Aug 3, 2017
Let’s address the elephant in the room – in my opinion, Income Protection...
4 steps to deal with The $400 Trillion Retirement Shortfall
Jul 4, 2017
How much is $400 trillion? It doesn’t sound much when you read it as two...
Stuck In A Jam Needing Surgery?
Jun 6, 2017
How to beat the waiting list for an operation  If you’re anything like me, I...
6 ways to get more money from KiwiSaver
May 2, 2017
Could you be getting more money from your KiwiSaver? Use these 6 easy tips to...
When Do You Get The Money?
Mar 22, 2017
NZ Superannuation and the new retirement age  I thought I would address a...
Health Statistics that New Zealanders Can’t Ignore
Jan 19, 2017
Summer is often when we all embrace our quality of life, spend more time with...
4 ways to reduce your financial stress this Christmas
Dec 6, 2016
It’s that crazy time of year and the stress of Christmas often leaves us with...
Private Medical Insurance for Kids – Why it Works
Nov 17, 2016
Meet our youngest client Mila, she also happens to be our Granddaughter. At...
Aug 23, 2016
A Gisborne man has been in the news recently after calculating that his life...
Dec 7, 2015
As we wind down to the end of the year most of us reflect as to what we have...
Oct 14, 2015
The soaring cost of private health insurance is forcing many older people to...
Apr 23, 2015
Each day 7 New Zealand women are diagnosed with breast cancer. And as May...
Feb 22, 2015
We love the summer holidays! It’s always great to spend quality time with...
Sep 26, 2014
We're giving away a free dinner to our loyal Facebook fans... As a special...
Sep 15, 2014
We’ve been touched by several articles in the media about New Zealanders who...
Aug 1, 2014
As small business owners, we understand many of the pressures involved in...
Jun 1, 2014
Last month we celebrated our second year in business (woo-hoo!), and we’ve...
May 29, 2014
Recent analysis by Australia’s largest life insurer TAL shows that many...
Apr 1, 2014
KiwiSaver is an easy and affordable way to save for your retirement. And...
Feb 28, 2014
No one likes to wait; yet public hospital waiting lists continue to grow...
Oct 1, 2013
Spring is here and recent campaigns like Daffodil Day and Pink Ribbon Day...
Aug 1, 2013
Having a happy and fun retirement is achievable whatever your financial...
Jun 1, 2013
Our homes are an integral part of our lives. It’s the place where we spend a...
Apr 1, 2013
Us Kiwis are known for our “she’ll be right” attitude. We prefer to deal with...
Feb 1, 2013
A strong commitment to putting their clients’ needs first is paying dividends...
Jan 1, 2013
Are you thinking of buying insurance online? It’s fast and easy – one click...