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It is looking more and more likely that New Zealand will experience yet another cut to the OCR rate with the next drop coming in August and another one predicted again in November. But what does this mean For New Zealanders? How would the OCR cut affect you? In this month’...
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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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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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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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Is a managed fund for you?

Investing in property is not for everyone. Some don’t want to deal with maintenance, pay rates, insurance, property management, and everything else owning property entails. Others are simply looking for a faster return on investment (ROI).   Property investment is no...
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Retirement planning

Have you ever stopped to consider what you’d like to do when you stop working? And if you want to stop reading because retirement seems so far down the track it’s not worth thinking about yet, think again. It’s when it seems so far away that it’s the perfect time to ...
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When Should You Start Saving for Retirement?

It's a good question and one most of us only think about addressing as we approach retirement age. But that's way too late! So when should you start saving for retirement? One could say it's never too early and it's never too late. Having a good financial plan for your ret...
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Do you know what the average life expectancy in New Zealand is? Although, thoughts abound about how humans could routinely live to 130 or 140 years of age, we're not there yet. The average life expectancy has been increasing globally and in New Zealand it's currently 81.6...
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