Measuring Financial Progress
As time passes it is quite normal and even constructive to measure your progress in different areas of your life. You may look at where you are professionally to make decisions on what needs to be done in that arena. … Continue reading
Save Money by Starting a Business!
One great way to save money on some of your regular monthly expenses is to start a home business. This is especially true if you have expenditures that could be turned into business-related ones. The New Zealand government allows you … Continue reading
Be Prepared To Live Longer
The age people can expect to die varies enormously around the world – from 83 in Japan to just 42 in Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. New Zealand average mortality too has shown consistent improvement. For males, in 1990 life expectancy was … Continue reading
6 Comforting Money Lies
We are all guilty of indulging in the occasional money lie. Whether you tell yourself that you work hard during the week so you definitely deserve to splurge on the weekend or you dupe yourself into thinking that you’ll start … Continue reading
Does Making More Money Make You Rich?
At the start of a New Year resolutions are always high on everyone’s agenda and one of the most popular financial resolutions around has consistently been to make more money. This begs the question “to what end?” Does making more … Continue reading
How to Get Luxury Vacation Deals
Who says you need to save every penny you earn and vow to eat Ramen noodles for the next twelve months to be able afford a luxury vacation? Of course, it couldn’t hurt to plan ahead and start saving a … Continue reading
How to Save Money When Traveling for the Holidays
For many people this coming holiday season, the name of the game is still to try and save money where possible. Money is still not flowing as freely as it once was, and this means that corners still need to … Continue reading
“I have been with my partner for more than 5 years – should I have a joint bank account with him?”
Having a joint bank account if your finances are closely linked can be very useful, especially if you live together and share expenses. It is very convenient to be able to pay bills, or write cheques from one account. Many … Continue reading
How to Save Money on Baby Items
A new baby brings with it a heap of excitement and a free pass to go on a crazed spending spree. Babies are precious gifts, but they can inspire intense urges to get everything possible regardless of the cost. First … Continue reading
How Much Does it Cost to Be a Stay-at-Home Mum?
Mothers everywhere have at one time or another toyed with the idea of staying at home to raise the kids. Some jump right in deciding that no amount of money can make up for the experience of being able to … Continue reading