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Fri July 20, 18

Over 50? Why employers don't want you - Fri July 20, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Liz has applied for hundreds of jobs in the past six years - without a single bite, she says. The now 51-year-old is tertiary qualified and has worked for a range of employers over her career, including the Government.But Liz... more ...

Get Sorted: Why money's not flowing into KiwiSaver - Fri July 20, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
It must be near impossible to be a nanny. But not because of the child wrangling and all the challenging mess that comes with it: baby food, bottles, nappies … being up at 2am with a sick child who cannot sleep. Whew, I've been there... more ...
Thu July 19, 18

The ex-files: What happens when you divorce but earn much less than your partner? - Thu July 19, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Q: My husband and I are separating after 14 years together. We met at work, where we were both earning the same amount. Since then, I've had more than 10 years out of the workforce looking after our children, while my husband has... more ...

Millennial on $135K salary claims she can't save for deposit - Thu July 19, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
An Aussie millennial has copped a fierce social media backlash after complaining about her struggles to save for a housing deposit on her six-figure salary.Kate Smith*, 29, now lives in London, where she works as a project manager... more ...
Wed July 18, 18

Cooking The Books: Have your own The Block without going broke - Wed July 18, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's the strategies for getting through a housing renovation. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to "Cooking the Books: Have... more ...

Diana Clement: Who ate all the PIEs? - Wed July 18, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Who ate all the PIEs? Not enough of us it would appear. A PIE is a Portfolio Investment Entity, something you should know if you have KiwiSaver or other investments.PIEs allow you to squeeze a bit more bang for your buck from... more ...
Mon July 16, 18

Mark Lister: If business confidence is so low, why is the share market at record highs? - Mon July 16, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
COMMENT: Business confidence has collapsed in recent months, suggesting a sizeable loss of momentum. At the same time, we've seen the sharemarket hit record highs in recent days.If business conditions are that bad, it makes no... more ...

Over 400,000 KiwiSaver members missed out on $1b, warn advisers - Mon July 16, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Over 400,000 KiwiSaver members who are in default funds may have missed out on $1 billion over the last six years because they are in the wrong type of fund and are being over-taxed, a group of nine financial advisers claim.The... more ...

Insurance giant AIA outlines NZ expansion plans after acquiring Sovereign - Mon July 16, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
AIA, the global insurance giant which recently acquired Sovereign, is set to roll out a new programme that gives cheaper insurance to Kiwis who lead healthier lives.The programme, dubbed Vitality, encourages people to exercise more,... more ...
Sun July 15, 18

Property experts share easy ways to add value to your property - Sun July 15, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
A few cheap and easy DIY hacks can bring you huge profits down the track, property experts claim.According to Luke Harris and Matthew Bateman, who founded real estate mentoring business The Property Mentors, the key is to focus... more ...

Diana Clement: 'Me money' ... why you need to splurge a little to budget - Sun July 15, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
COMMENT: To save you need to splurge.Cutting all non-essentials out of your weekly or monthly spend is a recipe for failure for most normal, rounded human beings. This is the real world and none of us is perfect. We need little... more ...
Sat July 14, 18

Tips to save money on a tight budget - Sat July 14, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Families living frugally on tight budgets are calling for a return to the old days when people really knew how to do it tough.With news electricity prices are hurting pensioners and people on low-incomes, and the cost of living... more ...
Fri July 13, 18

Up to 37 years to save a 20pc home deposit - and you thought Auckland was bad - Fri July 13, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
If you thought taking seven years to save a 20 per cent deposit for an Auckland house was bad, spare a thought for first home buyers in some parts of the United States.Research by the United States Mortgage Insurers Association... more ...
Thu July 12, 18

Retirement boss Diane Maxwell: I wish I'd been better with money when young - Thu July 12, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
"I was terrible with money," says Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell. "I didn't think I was going to live to grow old." Maxwell whose job is to promote financial capability and encourage saving says the toughest part of her job... more ...
Wed July 11, 18

Cooking the Books podcast: Why New Zealanders are scared of the sharemarket - Wed July 11, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's what puts people off the sharemarket, and why it's worth a rethink. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to "Cooking the... more ...
Mon July 9, 18

Kiwis feeling gloomier about their health and wellbeing - Mon July 9, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
New Zealanders' perception of their health and well-being has fallen in the last year and remains well below the global average, research shows.A survey by insurer Cigna of more than 14,000 adults across 23 countries, questioned... more ...

Four in 10 Kiwi workers turn up to work while sick - Mon July 9, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
If you turned up to work today feeling under the weather you are not alone.Global research by insurer Cigna has revealed four out of 10 workers in New Zealand comes to work when they are sick despite admitting they are nowhere near... more ...
Sat July 7, 18

Diana Clement: Five reasons you should restart your KiwiSaver - Sat July 7, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Holidays are fun. But not if they mean you could be destined to live in poverty.More than 1.1 million Kiwis who are enrolled in KiwiSaver don't contribute. Many of those may retire with no more than basic NZ Superannuation, which... more ...
Thu July 5, 18

More bank workers come forward with concerns about customer loans - Thu July 5, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
More bank workers have spoken out and alleged that their employers give loans to customers who can't afford them.Today a Westpac worker revealed pressure on staff to sell products meant loans were being given to people who could... more ...
Wed July 4, 18

Customers being sold loans they can't afford: Westpac worker - Wed July 4, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
A Westpac bank worker says pressure on staff to sell products means loans are being given to people who can't service them.The bank strongly rejects the claim and says it has strong credit systems in place to ensure this doesn't... more ...
Last updated : Mon July 23, 18 - 02:58:22


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