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Looking after your money

Financial abuse is the inappropriate, illegal or improper exploitation of the funds or property of the older person. This may be without the older person’s conset or if consent is given, it may be under pressure. Threats may be made, or PIN number of bank cards demanded; family/whanau members may …

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Can you trust a retirement calculator?

Retirement calculators seem to be popping up everywhere, and people are betting their financial future on them every day. Unfortunately, the calculators are often giving fictitious outputs based on assumptions that have little to no chance of being accurate. Here are six reasons you can’t trust retirement calculators, and what …

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How the rich spend their money – and what you can learn from them

Ever wondered how the rich spend their money? Here at Milestone Direct, our advisers see such a wide range of people that we understand the spending habits of a wide range of New Zealanders – including the rich. To help you replicate the habits of the rich, here are seven …

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Five financial mistakes to avoid in your 60s

Regardless of your earlier financial choices, the financial decisions you make in your 60s will have a profound effect on the rest of your life. Our financial advisers, including me, are in a great position to see those who make some excellent decisions at this critical phase of life. Unfortunately, …

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