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CEA’s Top Tips for Christmas: Choosing Planet-friendly Gifts

For many, Christmas is the time of giving and sharing, but have you considered the gifts you are getting and how sustainable they are? Here is some top tips for choosing your Christmas gifts this year that will be enjoyed by all, including our planet; Look for locally made gifts. …

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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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Is your facility LGBTIQ friendly?

A few months ago we had a query from someone wanting to locate a ‘LGBTIQ friendly’ village in the South Island. So, we put the question out to providers – “Do you provide a service that you can confidently say is LGBTIQ inclusive and if so how might that be manifested?” …

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The importance of planning

Advance care planning gives everyone, including you, a chance to think about what’s important. It helps you understand what the future might hold and to say what health care you would, or would not, want. Advance care planning helps you, the important people in your life and your health care …

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Good news – Rates Rebates have had a Re-think

Minister of Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta announced that from 1 July 2018 eligible retirement village residents will be able to apply to their local council for a rates rebate. Rates rebates are an important part of the rating system which helps people on low and fixed incomes to better afford …

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