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Mon January 22, 18

Insurer tipped to move more than 100 jobs overseas - Mon January 22, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
The country's largest insurance company is tipped to be moving more than a hundred jobs overseas.The Herald understands IAG, which has about 40 per cent of the general insurance market, could be set to shift 55 jobs from its NZI... more ...
Sun January 21, 18

Finance expert shares 10 top tips for fixing your finances - Sun January 21, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Melissa Browne is an accountant and financial adviser, but that doesn't mean she was brilliant with her own money. In fact, she learned the hard way how to sort out her own finances, reports news.com.au. She's sharing her experience... more ...
Sat January 20, 18

Diana Clement: Kicking the bad financial habits - Sat January 20, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Anyone who thinks they don't make mistakes with their money has the biggest bad habit of them all. That is believing they're infallible. These habits that hold us back can only be overcome if we admit the problem to ourselves and... more ...

You can save $150 every week in 2018 - Sat January 20, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Having $600 a month going into savings or an investment sounds pretty good right? Before you know it you could be investing thouands every year, and setting yourself up for an easier life in the future, reports News.com.au .Sounds... more ...

Insurers to cover meth contamination in stolen cars - Sat January 20, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Insurers have moved to cover methamphetamine contamination of stolen cars, amid a rise in meth-related claims.IAG, New Zealand's largest insurer whose brands include AMI, State Insurance, NZI and Lumley, changed its policy last... more ...
Wed January 17, 18

Cooking the Books podcast: Could you retire at 30? - Wed January 17, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Each week the New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's growing movement of people chasing financial independence, so they can retire early. Hosted by Frances Cook.... more ...

Banks open doors to home-loan borrowers with low deposits - Wed January 17, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Mortgage brokers are pointing to early signs of the major banks opening the door to more low-deposit borrowers in the wake of an easing in home-loan restrictions.On January 1 the Reserve Bank increased the cap on banks from 10 per... more ...
Tue January 16, 18

Kiwis paid $700m in credit card interest last year - Tue January 16, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Falling to pay off the credit card balance in full is likely to have cost Kiwis $700 million last year, according to figures from Canstar.The consumer research firm estimates New Zealanders whacked over $43 billion on the plastic... more ...
Sat January 13, 18

Diana Clement: How to overhaul your flabby finances in 2018 - Sat January 13, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
It's the new year. Are your finances feeling flabby and your resolutions already waning? You can make a difference to your fiscal future by following a new path.Create a "to do" list with these simple steps to a new financial you.... more ...
Fri January 12, 18

Mum and dad investors 'fleeing' property, financier says - Fri January 12, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Growing numbers of mum and dad investors are looking to ditch their property investments on the back of tougher landlord conditions, according to the boss of a peer to peer mortgage lender.Luke Jackson, chief executive of Southern... more ...
Thu January 11, 18

Lowering KiwiSaver rate could worsen savings gap: expert - Thu January 11, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
A finance expert has hit back at a call by a KiwiSaver provider to lower the minimum contribution rate to 1 per cent warning it could exacerbate the retirement saving short-fall.AMP chief executive Blair Vernon has called for the... more ...

Want a comfortable retirement? You'll need $101k by age 30 - Thu January 11, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
People who want to have choices in retirement will need to have around $100k in their KiwiSaver account by age 30 to be on track, figures from Massey University show.Numbers crunched by Massey University have revealed how much an... more ...
Wed January 10, 18

Cooking the Books podcast: Why women need to save more for retirement - Wed January 10, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Each week the New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's the reasons women need to save more for retirement, and how to deal with it. Hosted by Frances Cook. ... more ...
Mon January 8, 18

Call to lower KiwiSaver contribution rate to 1pc - Mon January 8, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Many of the people who do not contribute to KiwiSaver on a regular basis are on a low income or are not in paid employment, research suggests.More than 2.7 million Kiwis are signed up to the retirement scheme but 1.1 million were... more ...
Fri January 5, 18

Would you take money advice from a computer? - Fri January 5, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Kiwis are set to start getting financial "robo-advice" this year — a move tipped to help those on lower incomes but which some are warning comes with risks.Experts says not everyone will be keen to take money advice from a computer... more ...
Thu January 4, 18

Nearly 60pc of Kiwi women earn less than their partners - Thu January 4, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Kiwi women are lagging behind their American counterparts when it comes to earning more than their partners.Research by Boston Consulting Group found one third of married women in the United States earned more than their husbands.But... more ...
Wed January 3, 18

Cooking the Books podcast: How to watch your pennies in 2018 - Wed January 3, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Each week the New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's what to expect for your finances in the year ahead. Hosted by Frances Cook. It's the time of year to... more ...
Tue January 2, 18

Home loan rates tipped to rise in 2018 - but not by much, say experts - Tue January 2, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Home loan rates will likely rise a bit in 2018 but are not expected to take a big jump up, experts believe.Reserve Bank data shows average fixed-rate mortgages rose by between 11 and 17 basis points between December 2016 and October... more ...

Secrets to getting a pay rise in 2018 - Tue January 2, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
If you have been mulling over the holidays how to get that pay rise here are some tips from the recruitment experts to give it your best shot. Pick the right time Tracey Johnson, group general manager at technology recruitment... more ...
Sat December 30, 17

A look at the year of bitcoin - Sat December 30, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Bitcoin came into its own this year. The digital currency - which was created nearly nine years ago - became a high flying investment vehicle, prompting much discussion about its existence, how to capitalise on its rise and the mania... more ...
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