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    Hip, Hip, Hooray!

    Hip, Hip, Hooray!

    A self-employed Wellington man who needed a hip replacement operation demonstrates the value of consulting his adviser. AdviceFirst adviser, William Moala takes up the story. “My client discovered he needed a hip replacement operation before he had completed the waiting period on his income protection policy. “Surgeons said he would go on the...

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    Ensure You Talk To An Insurance Expert

    Ensure You Talk To An Insurance Expert

    Most of us know insurance is a smart idea, but there are many that still take a DIY approach instead of engaging the services of a financial adviser. A good insurance adviser considers your specific circumstances and helps you choose the best insurance policy for your needs, at a fair and reasonable price. They also help make to make the claims...

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    65 Or 67, Early Retirement Planning Is Essential

    65 Or 67, Early Retirement Planning Is Essential

    Prime Minister Bill English has announced the Government aims to move the retirement age from 65 to 67 years by 2040. Aucklander Charles* turned 65 in 2016 and owns his own home. However he still works almost full-time to supplement his current fortnightly NZ Superannuation income. Charles and his wife receive the current pension rate of $295.97...

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    China Waves Rock Global Share Markets But It’s Not Time To Panic

    China Waves Rock Global Share Markets But It’s Not Time To Panic

    Global shares have fallen 8% so far this year, initially driven by declines in China’s currency and equity markets, with softer US manufacturing data and sharp falls in energy and commodity prices adding to the negative sentiment.  AMP Capital’s investment strategy team have written an Investment Insight paper to help explain what is happening....

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    Warm Weather Leads To Opportunistic Burglaries

    Warm Weather Leads To Opportunistic Burglaries

    As the weather starts to warm, it pays to remain vigilant when securing your home and property. Warmer weather brings out burglars who prey upon carefree Kiwis who leave doors and windows open, or unlocked overnight, or while in the garden. The advice is to lock doors and windows overnight or when you are away from part of the house, particularly...

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    Got A Uk Pension? You Could Have More Choice And Control

    Got A Uk Pension? You Could Have More Choice And Control

    If you have a pension fund in the UK, here’s some great news... You can now transfer your UK pension funds to AMP’s new Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension solution in the New Zealand Retirement Trust (NZRT). And if you’ve already transferred your UK pension funds to New Zealand, find out why you might want to transfer to AMP’s NZRT.  ...

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