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Are You Sitting On The Fence Still?

Are You Sitting On The Fence Still?

Too often Kiwis will accept poor performance and just go with the flow. But we shouldn't really do that. The KiwiSaver providers that have had poor performance are doing a marketing push and suggesting that you stick with your current KiwiSaver Provider because it's...

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Best Personal Loans For Debt Consolidation

Best Personal Loans For Debt Consolidation

Not all personal loans are created the same, some are very expensive so while they may give you a "fast approval" they are not the best personal loans for debt consolidation. Many personal loans are completed online with very little input from a real person and almost...

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Ten Tips For First Home Buyers Using Their KiwiSaver

Ten Tips For First Home Buyers Using Their KiwiSaver

It's hard for first home buyers these days and so we have put together some tips for first home buyers using their KiwiSaver in an effort to help. KiwiSaver was introduced in 2007 as a retirement scheme with a focus to lift New Zealand's poor record of savings. As...

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When Should I Switch My KiwiSaver?

When Should I Switch My KiwiSaver?

When I was not happy with my KiwiSaver fund manager and the way it was invested in then I knew I could switch my KiwiSaver ... and I did. It's easy to switch and if you are not happy with your current KiwiSaver then you should change. Is it easy to change KiwiSaver...

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How Well Is Your KiwiSaver Really Performing For You?

How Well Is Your KiwiSaver Really Performing For You?

Like any investment it is important to take some time and review how your Kiwisaver is performing for you, and that includes how it is set up and how it performs. A lot of people are talking about the poor performance of their KiwiSaver at the moment, but many of...

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About Matariki – The Māori New Year

About Matariki – The Māori New Year

According to the Maramataka the reappearance of Matariki brings the old lunar year to a close and marks the beginning of the new year. In short, it is the Māori new year. What is Matariki? Matariki is an abbreviation of ‘Ngā Mata o te Ariki Tāwhirimātea’...

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Is Your KiwiSaver Dropping, Or Are You Protected?

Is Your KiwiSaver Dropping, Or Are You Protected?

With the sharemarkets around the World in turmoil many people are concerned as they see their KiwiSaver balances dropping, but some are feeling more comfortable in the knowledge that they have protections in place. High inflation, rising interest rates, the fear of...

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Why Inflation Must Be Controlled In 2022

Why Inflation Must Be Controlled In 2022

You will have heard media and our Reserve Bank talk about inflation and how inflation must be controlled in 2022. Inflation has hit a 30-year high and we're told that it's not good, but many people we speak to do not understand why most people are so concerned and yet...

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Why You Should Refix Your Home Loan With An Adviser

Why You Should Refix Your Home Loan With An Adviser

The banks now make it easy to refix your home loan with the click of a button, but should you use this method? We say NO, and here's a good reason why we say that. This week we contacted a couple whom we had arranged a home loan for last year as one of their loans was...

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