For most of us, retirement is seen as the light at the end of the tunnel. A chance to do all those ‘what ifs’ and ‘maybes’ we talked about throughout our working lives. Wining and dining, holidays, getting the boat you’ve always wanted. But for many New Zealanders,...
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Claiming on insurance is a bit like an ambulance at the bottom of the cliff. It’s rarely something we want to have to use but we’re sure glad it’s there when we need it. An insurance claim usually means things have not gone your way and actually using that insurance t...
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After months of speculation and uncertainty, the proposed Capital Gains Tax (CGT) has been axed. Many New Zealanders breathed a sigh of relief but for others, they were disappointed. In this month’s blog, we look at both sides of the equation to see how different Kiwis far...
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As we come into the colder months, house prices are dropping, the market is cooling and there are bargains to be had! It’s often wise to take advantage of buying at this time of year and we’ve put together some other hints below to make sure you get the best bang for you...
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Investing in property is often heralded as part of the Kiwi dream. Us Kiwis love our property investing! If you’re ready to take the plunge and look at investing in property here’s a few tips to get you started. Finance Before embarking on the search for the perfect prop...
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With a new year comes new financial commitments and the need to focus on how our money is going to work for us in the year ahead. At NZ Advice Group we have three talented financial planners who’ve contributed their Financial Fs for February to give you some ideas of what ...
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Goal setting

January 17, 2019

Tips to help you set and achieve your goals

The end of one year and the start of another always feels like a good chance to start afresh. It’s time to wipe the slate clean and set new goals. Before you do this, take a moment to look back over the past year. Grab a pen and paper and write down three things you achiev...
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Keep the financial upper hand this Christmas

It’s the same date every year, but it still seems to always catch us by surprise. We’re talking about the season to be jolly but there’s nothing jolly about your bank balance taking a severe bashing. Combine your creativity with some smart planning and you can avoid sp...
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Making a Claim

October 29, 2018

How to make a claim swiftly and easily

We take out insurance to cover us at times when we need it. But when it comes time to access our cover, the process of making a claim can be a time of uncertainty and overwhelm. Can I claim for this? Which forms should I use? How do I lodge the claim? When will I receive my ...
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Budgeting Tools

September 12, 2018

Make friends with your budget

When it comes to money matters are you a saver or a spender? Do you keep elaborate spreadsheets accounting for every cent spent or are you more prone to burying your head in the sand and not giving much thought to where your money goes?We often associate the word ‘budget...
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