Marriage Insurance … The Next Big Thing?
Hearing the spiteful and snide remarks, I’m always amazed at how some couples remain married. It’s not that they have never thought of divorce, they probably think about it daily. The glue to keeping these unions of unhappiness together is … Continue reading
B is for Budgeting, B is for Baby
Having a baby is an emotional experience and money rarely ever factors heavily into the decision of whether or not to have a child. Nevertheless, thinking about your budget when you discover that your baby will soon be born can … Continue reading
What really floats your boat? 22 questions to get a clearer picture about what you want in your life!
In my last article I talked about what is important to you in life. Its not necessarily as obvious as we sometimes think. There are always a few key things like money and family that people come up with, however … 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
How to Secure Your Financial Future with Life Insurance
Families need to have preparation made for a secure financial future in the event that the main breadwinner should die unexpectedly. Life insurance is one of the best ways to meet this need and it also comes with many possible … 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
How to Earn Extra Money Over the Holidays to Improve Your Cash Flow
Although a lot of people do it, it really should not be considered a holiday tradition. Still, many people go into debt every year and then take months to recover financially. This year, why not take advantage of the holidays … 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
“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 Much to Save Before Buying Your First House
Buying a house is an important milestone, but it can also be a frightening experience. The fear of not having enough money to complete the purchase or of running into trouble after the mortgage is in process can be enough … Continue reading