Managing your finances when life throws you a curveball

Occasionally life will throw you a curveball that directly or indirectly impacts your finances: you’re made redundant, your furnace dies or you’re expecting a child and you realise you’ll need to upgrade homes in the not-too-distant future. The last thing you want is to dig…

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Choosing a rewards credit card that’s right for you

Rewards credit card programs have exploded in recent years, offering everything from flights to merchandise to cash in your pocket. With so many options, it’s important to choose a rewards card that suits your lifestyle and preferences. Here’s how. What is a rewards credit card?…

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How to compare credit cards the right way

Comparing credit cards the right way can be rewarding, because there’s a credit card that can cater to almost every lifestyle and financial need. When you compare, you’ll be looking at everything from interest rates, to reward programs to promotional offers to fees. Compare credit…

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5 mistakes to avoid when running a business

A common business cliché you’ll often hear is “fail fast and fail often” – the idea being that you’ll learn a lesson and bounce back stronger each time. Whether or not that’s good advice depends on who you’re talking to. However, there are a few…

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Here’s what a credit report actually looks like

If you’ve ever wondered what your credit report looks like, wonder no more. This guide will give you insight into your credit report, including what information it contains, how to read it, and why it’s so important. There are three main credit reporting bureaus in…

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7 ways to save money this holiday season

Here are a few tips to help you ring in the new decade with as little debt as possible. 1. Reconsider whom you need to shop for At different points in our lives, it makes sense to shop for certain people and not for others.…

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How to fix your credit score in 5 easy steps

New Zealand banks don’t just include negative incidents on their reports to the credit bureaus, but they also include positive ones. That means there are ways to fix your credit score even after a few late payments or even a default knocks you back. Here…

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How to compare home loans

Want a more efficient and effective way to compare home loans? Just follow these steps: 1) Identify the non-negotiable features you need. Google those features and shortlist the banks that offer them. Forget about the others, as there’s no reason to spend time of offers…

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