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Making your retirement planning work – at 55 and over

Successful retirement planning is a key part of being prepared for life after work. And it's never too late to take action - here's what to consider.

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Insurance advice: Four ways to protect yourself in your 30s

With growing debt, and dependants to provide for, your 30s can be a very good time to explore your Insurance options. And there’s another valid reason to consider Insurance: premiums are still at a low rate.

If you’re looking for a little nugget of inspiration, here’s an outline of the insurance types that best match this stage of life.

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Don’t miss out! $521 reasons to pay your KiwiSaver by June 30 (and here's how)

Free money from the government? It’s a no brainer. But if you are self-employed, on a contributions holiday or simply contributing less than $20 per week into your KiwiSaver, you might not be getting it - or as much as you could be. Learn what you need to do here.

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Surviving the 'back to school' shopping spree

For families, the New Year means 'back-to-school season', with its hidden expenses for fees, uniforms, stationery and extra activities. Here are a few quick tips to help you tackle those costs.

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Buying or renting? There are pros to both

Buying or renting? It’s an age-old debate. But before you choose one side or the other, take the necessary time to understand how these relate to your needs and long-term goals.

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How to make your New Year’s financial resolutions stick

As you might have noticed, once the rush of enthusiasm has faded, New Year’s resolutions tend to fall to the wayside. If you're looking for ways to make your financial resolutions stick, please don't miss these handy tips.

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Job-hopping may affect your mortgage options

Are you a job-hopper or a long-termer? Job-hopping has become more common these days, but keep in mind that switching jobs too often may affect your ability to achieve certain financial goals... Like getting a mortgage. Here's what you need to know.

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Empty property? Here are 4 ways to protect it

Is your property going to be unoccupied for a long period of time? Here are four ways to look after your property when you’re not there to do it.

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Dollars & Sense (No. 5) - Thinking about family

Anyone with children will know they cost money. Usually a lot of money. Protecting them however is incredibly important - here are 5 simple ways you can plan for their future.

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Step onto the property ladder with a HomeStart Grant

Ready to buy your first home? If you belong to KiwiSaver, purchasing a property may be easier than you think. Find out if you're eligible for a HomeStart Grant, and how much you can receive...

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