Tag Archives: financial

Something needs to be done about banks’ monopoly over the livelihood of older people

It is reprehensible that the banks hadn’t come up with tangible solutions before cutting off the supply chain; it is the equivalent of destroying a bridge without first building a road to provide an alternative route of travel.

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Calculating the risk of co-signing a loan

People are being urged to check, double check and triple check any lending agreements they’re co-signing for whānau or friends, as tighter lending controls for Aotearoa near. The Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA) comes into force on 1 October 2021. This will bring a new level of scrutiny …

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Tips to help you save money this winter (Part Two)

Last week, Joseph Darby, CEO and Financial Adviser at Milestone Direct Limited, shared tips to saving money during the winter months. In the final article of his two-part series, Joseph provides more helpful penny-pinching advice to help you through the cooler months.   Lower the water cylinder setting The water …

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Don’t let supporting your adult children ruin your retirement

Many millennials are having a tough time launching their adult lives. The usual blame for this is placed on burdensome student loans, job insecurity, high housing or rent costs, and – of course –surplus cash regularly devoted to smashed avocado on toast and the latest iPhone! As a result, perhaps it’s no …

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Is retirement village living right for you?

There are lots of factors that come in to play when deciding whether to move into a retirement village. These can be health, social, financial, security and lifestyle. Although not all retirement villages are the same, all of them have some similar characteristics that make them appealing to people. The social …

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How to deal with financial uncertainty

A wise man once said: ‘the only constant in life is change’. Of course, a part of change is uncertainty. While you may not be able to prevent yourself from all forms of uncertainty, you can surely prepare well in advance for any kind of financial uncertainty that may occur …

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