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Fri December 15, 17

Kris Faafoi: Putting the consumer first - Fri December 15, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Enter a quick Google search with the words "I need money now" and "New Zealand", and a proliferation of lenders pops up offering fast, hassle-free loans.Some promise to deliver cash within nine minutes; others are offering up to... more ...

KiwiSaver law change needed after fraudster Joanne Harrison's KiwiSaver protected from Criminal Proceeds Act - expert - Fri December 15, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
The Government will likely look at changing the Proceeds of Crime Act to allow police to seize KiwiSaver funds of those who have financially bene fitted from their crimes, a legal expert says.Criminal Bar Association president Len... more ...
Wed December 13, 17

Pre-GFC signs are back, financiers worry - Wed December 13, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Some of the signs seen before the GFC are back, financiers are warning.These include rising debt, strong demand for more loans and an increase in past-due debt, according to KPMG's latest survey of non-bank lenders.Despite profits... more ...

Cooking the Books podcast: Six ways New Zealanders save money at Christmas - Wed December 13, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Each week the New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's how to get through the notoriously expensive Christmas season without blowing the budget. Hosted by Frances... more ...
Tue December 12, 17

A year of Cooking the Books - Tue December 12, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
They say that if you can't do, teach. That's why as a money novice I've spent the past year talking to personal finance experts for the podcast series, Cooking the Books. As the host I've tracked down and interviewed these experts... more ...
Mon December 11, 17

Five tips for spending less at Christmas - Mon December 11, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Shop with cash, plan ahead and make a budget if you want to save money this Christmas says a top New Zealand budgeting service. As one of the most expensive times of the year, Christmas can be a struggle for many Kiwi families.... more ...

Scammer grabs $50k in 'anti-virus software' hoax - Mon December 11, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
A scam artist transferred $50k from a man's bank accounts after tricking him into downloading what he thought was anti-virus software.But it turned out to be remote access software which was used to find out the man's username name... more ...
Sun December 10, 17

Kiwis face Xmas credit card spending hangover - Sun December 10, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Nearly one in three Kiwis who use a credit card look set to face a spending hangover in the New Year as they whack their Christmas and holiday expenses on the plastic.Research from Credit Simple has revealed 29 per cent of credit... more ...

Insurance warning over Auckland property valuations - Sun December 10, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Insurers are urging people not to rely on the latest Auckland Council valuations when it comes to working out how much to insure their home for.Last month the council revealed valuation figures for the city's 548,000 properties.... more ...

Diana Clement: Christmas without the cost - Sun December 10, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
A no-spend Christmas is a challenge.Our Christmas spending goes nuts in the week before Christmas with Aucklanders spending just over 150 per cent more than a usual week, according to Paymark.It's true it's only the biggest scrooges... more ...
Sat December 9, 17

Mary Holm: Young renter facing a dilemma - Sat December 9, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Please answer this question for us young ones in our 20s.I am in my mid-20s, have $40,000 in savings, $10,000 in KiwiSaver and a salary of $80,000. My student loan is about $38,000.The problem is sometimes I don't know if I will... more ...
Thu December 7, 17

Govt decision on $40b KiwiSaver scheme kept secret - Thu December 7, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
A key decision around the $40 billion KiwiSaver retirement scheme has been withheld from a government document released as part of briefings to incoming ministers.A briefing document for new Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister... more ...

More Kiwis living pay day to pay day - Thu December 7, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
The number of Kiwis living pay day to pay day has jumped in the past nine months and fewer people say they have money set aside to cover emergencies, research by the BNZ has revealed.In February 30 per cent of people surveyed said... more ...
Wed December 6, 17

Cooking the Books podcast: When is that golden investment a scam? - Wed December 6, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Each week the New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's how to protect yourself from the scammers. Hosted by Frances Cook. When you're trying to make a buck,... more ...
Mon December 4, 17

Why NZ is missing out on a $900m per year economic boost - Mon December 4, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
New Zealand's economy has a nearly $900 million annual economic hole because of low numbers of women in management roles, new research suggests.A study of 500 businesses conducted for Westpac by Deloitte found women make up 49 per... more ...
Sun December 3, 17

Over half of people apathetic to where KiwiSaver invested - Sun December 3, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Over half of KiwiSavers are apathetic as to where their money is invested, research suggests.A survey of 1000 people by Westpac has revealed 40 per cent don't care where their money is invested and a further 16 per cent don't want... more ...
Sat December 2, 17

Christmas is coming, the debt is getting fat - Sat December 2, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
In a no-frills hall in Herne Bay, a handful of people have assembled. One stands up to speak: "Hi, I'm Suzy and I'm a debt addict …"Most of us are familiar with the work of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous and even Gamblers... more ...

Diana Clement: How to survive the Christmas spending season - Sat December 2, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Have you started Christmas shopping yet? I have and know too well that human brains are not designed to cope with the psychological complexities of Christmas.Psychologists have been studying the relationship between Christmas,... more ...
Fri December 1, 17

Cooking the Books podcast: Stop friends sabotaging your career - Fri December 1, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Each week the New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's what to do when friends and career collide. Hosted by Frances Cook. They do say that it's not what you... more ...

Home loan easing 'not enough for first home buyers' - Fri December 1, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Easing the lending restrictions on banks will only make a minimal difference to first home buyers, a real estate industry body says.The Reserve Bank this morning said it will ease the lending restrictions on bank lending to home... more ...
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