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Stay-at-home parents need insurance cover too

Stay-at-home parents need insurance cover too

Being a stay-at-home parent can be the equivalent of several full-time jobs put together. If your family has a non-working parent, you should consider how to cover their contributions to the household if something happens to them. If they suffer an illness or injury, or pass away the financial repercussions could still be devastating.     Here...

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What is inflation and what can we do about it?

What is inflation and what can we do about it?

Plenty of airtime lately has been dedicated to the rising cost of living. Everyday items like petrol, vegetables, and other groceries have been increasing in price since the same time last year.    Inflation refers to the rate of increase in prices over a time period, like comparing the cost of a bag of carrots from one year to the next. Some...

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Does your employer offer life insurance cover?

Does your employer offer life insurance cover?

Many companies will offer free life insurance cover as part of an employee benefits package. This insurance cover is usually offered to employees at either a fixed amount or based on a particular formula. i.e., multiple of salary. In some instances, you may be able to take up more life cover or add additional benefits at discounted rates....

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New year, new KiwiSaver investment fund?

New year, new KiwiSaver investment fund?

Whether retirement is 5 years away or 25 years away, your choice of KiwiSaver investment fund will play a big part in helping you realise your KiwiSaver dream.   “We all have different goals and different circumstances so the fund that’s right for your friend or colleague may not be the right one for you,” says Camilla Tumai, AdviceFirst...

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Riding the Investments Wave

Riding the Investments Wave

You may have read in the media or seen in your own portfolio that financial markets have had a bit of a rocky start in 2022. It can be concerning to see the value of your investments, like KiwiSaver, go down but it’s important to remember that changes in the value of your investments are simply a normal part of investing.   So, what’s...

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Setting yourself up for financial success

Setting yourself up for financial success

There’s nothing like the satisfaction of a fresh start at the beginning of a new year. Everyone approaches new year’s resolutions differently; they might involve healthy eating, more exercise, or spending more time with the family, but how much thought have you given to your financial resolutions?   Here are a handful of simple tips for...

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