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Money for Students

Money for Students The start of the university year sees thousands of eager school leavers leaving the safety and comfort of the family home and beginning their journey towards independent living. For parents and students alike, the dilemma of how to fund academic pursuits is not an easy one to resolve. Taking on debt is […]

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Invest in your Home

Invest in your Home Your home is your castle, so they say, and if it’s not as grand as you would like, now is a good time for improvements. Why? Largely because of the state of the economy. On a long term scale, we are at an economic low point. Properties are difficult to sell […]

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Save the Nation

Save the Nation New Zealand is on the brink of a financial crisis unless national savings increases, according to the final report of the Savings Working Group (SWG). Government, households and businesses are all guilty of overspending and borrowing too much money, leaving our economy in a vulnerable state. The SWG has recommended policies to […]

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Financial Advice for Women

What Women Want A survey undertaken in the USA in 2010 by Ameriprise, a financial services company, found some interesting differences between men and women when it comes to getting financial advice. To begin with, women are much more likely to seek financial advice than men (46% vs 38%). When asked about the importance of […]

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Be Credit Card Smart

Be Credit Card Smart Credit cards are both a convenient way to pay for purchases and a trap for those who are easily tempted by access to credit. Being smart with your use of credit cards can help you manage your money better and avoid getting into too much debt. These simple tips are all […]

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How to Make More Money

Make More Money It’s all very well trying to save by spending less than you earn, but sometimes the costs of living and bringing up a family mean there simply isn’t any spare cash. In that case, to get ahead you need to increase your income. Here are some ideas for how to make more […]

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Get Rid of Debt in Five Easy Steps

Get Rid of Debt Starting the New Year with a pile of debt is not a good situation to be in, but it is a common problem. If you are serious about getting ahead financially, then getting rid of debt should be one of your top priorities. Here are five steps that will help you […]

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New Year’s Resolutions to Build Wealth in 2011

Five New Year’s Resolutions Regardless of whether your financial goal is to create enough wealth for financial security or a multi-million dollar empire, the starting point is the same. Fortunes are only made on a solid financial base and to build one means getting rid of some old money habits and developing some new ones. […]

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Where to Invest in 2011

Where to Invest in 2011 Investors with cash on their hands face a huge dilemma. Should they leave their money in the bank at a low rate of interest, or take a risk and go back into the investment markets that have left many with a much reduced level of wealth? Investor confidence has been […]

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Money for Christmas

Money for Christmas Giving money to kids for Christmas might seem like an easy escape from choosing a gift but in fact it can be a great way to teach kids important lessons about money and life. If your kids receive money from you or from others at Christmas encourage them to make a wish […]

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Where Does your Money Go?

Your Leaky Money Bucket Money always seems to disappear faster at holiday time. Most people are short of money not because they buy big expensive things but because they spend little bits here and there. This kind of spending is what I call ‘Leaky Bucket Syndrome’. Imagine your bank account is a bucket into which […]

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Ready for a Holiday?

Planning a Holiday? If you are going on holiday no doubt you’ll have a few tasks on a checklist to be done before you leave; cancel the paper, get someone to feed the cat, arrange for the lawns to be mown, check the oil and tyres on the car etc. While it’s a busy time […]

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