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Is the Reserve Bank leading us into a recession?

July 25th, 2014 -

Several sets of news came out this month which appear to fly in the face of, and contradict our blind belief in New Zealand’s “rock star economy”.  The ANZ Business Outlook survey shows business confidence declining as economic growth... Read more

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Is Debt Consolidation an Option for You?

July 23rd, 2014 -

A Debt Consolidation Loan is entered into for the purpose of paying off multiple debts by transferring them into a single loan. Debt consolidation loans do not reduce your debt directly, but could be a good way to re-organise your debt, making your... Read more

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Being a Guarantor for a Personal Loan

April 29th, 2014 -

What is a Guarantor? A guarantor is someone who agrees to repay a loan if the borrower cannot pay. A guarantee is a written contract between the lender and the guarantor. The guarantor signs a guarantee which is usually part of the borrower’s... Read more

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Goal Setting

February 7th, 2014 -

So the New Year has rolled around again and it is time to set those New Year’s resolutions or goals. At first thought, it seems a straight forward process of just firing off some things you know you want to do, be, or have done by the end of the... Read more

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Helping Kids To Save

February 3rd, 2014 -

Ages 3-5: The Lesson: You may have to wait to buy something you want. Activities For Ages 3 To 5 1. Create three jars – each labeled “Saving,” “Spending” or “Sharing.” Every time your child receives money, whether for doing chores or... Read more

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Managing Your Debt Better

September 9th, 2013 -

We are told that there are plenty of resources available to tackle money management, especially getting out of debt. In a Herald article, Diana Clement listed some of the organisations that can help people to start sorting out your finances and that... Read more