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Smart money steps to take in your 30s21 June 2019
Your 30s are a time of great change. If you’d like to get ahead and make some smart money decisions, here are some expert tips we’ve collected for you.
The pros and (many) cons of ‘homemade loans’17 June 2019
Family loans seem to benefit all parties involved, but come with significant risks. Here are some key things to keep in mind if you want to borrow from family members.
Three steps to a lower interest rate13 June 2019
Interest rates vary between lenders and are also based on a range of factors. Here, we give you three of our top tips to try and get a lower rate on your personal loan.
Top four reasons why Kiwis use personal loans13 June 2019
Looking to make a big purchase and haven’t quite got all the funds available? A personal loan might be just what you need. 4 top reasons Kiwis take out personal loans.
Top things to look for in a family car11 June 2019
Is it time to look at buying a new family car? Aside from safety and comfort, here are some things to look out for, sourced from Rightcar.
Winter is coming: how to keep your bills cool7 June 2019
Winter is coming, and more heating generally means a higher bill; check out our tips to keep the power bill down while the heating is high.
These money lessons for kids will never grow old30 May 2019
It’s never too early to learn about the basics of money management. Here are some great lessons you can teach your kids, according to ‘Get a Financial Life’ author Beth Kobliner.
Sharing hearts and wallets13 May 2019
Different money personalities can mean friction when it comes to a joint bank account; we sourced some hot tips to help you manage your joint finances...
Why a rainy-day fund is a good idea20 April 2019
Life is full of the unexpected and sometimes our finances can take a hit. A rainy-day fund exists for those moments.
Steps to create an abundant mindset18 April 2019
Looking for some motivation to help you get your financial fitness up to speed? Try some of these tips from mint.com to build a positive financial mindset, that will help you build your wealth.
Personal loan rejected? What to do next15 March 2019
Having a personal loan declined can be disheartening, but with a bit of effort and some good planning, you can get your finances back on track. Here are some smart tips to get started.
Do you know your credit score?27 February 2019
Having a good credit score can help you in many ways – including reducing the cost of your bills or giving you access to more cost-effective interest rates.
Know your numbers with a personal loan calculator17 October 2018
If you’re in the market for a personal loan, using an online calculator can help you work out different repayment scenarios.
Credit Concerns? How to get credit-record-ready for vehicle finance20 September 2018
While bad credit can impair your ability to obtain car finance, depending on the circumstances, and the way you can demonstrate your money management now, you still have some options.
Aha! Time to give ‘future-me’ a chance19 August 2018
You know those ‘aha’ moments when you realise that enough-is-enough; it’s time to sort this mess out and move on to brighter things? For me, it was my finances. This is my story.
Move closer to ‘Pay Off Day’ in four steps28 July 2018
Like to get rid of your personal loan faster? Perhaps your income has increased, or are focused on minimising the cost of interest... Well, if you’re looking for ways to shorten the term of your personal loan, here are four smart strategies to try.
Using a personal loan to fast-track your home renovation16 June 2018
Time to give your house a revamp? Renovating can be a great way to add value to your home, or simply make it feel like a ‘home’ again. But before that, you may be faced with planned costs and unexpected price tags.
How do personal loans work?25 May 2018
Tying the knot soon? Finally taking that dream vacation you've always promised yourself? Or simply would like to regain control of your debts with one simple loan? Whether it's a surprise expense or a planned project, if you're thinking about applying for a personal loan, here are some key points to consider.
Time for a car loan health check?9 January 2017
If you’ve had your car loan for a year or more, you might be ready for a review. Regularly taking a closer look at your loan could save you money and speed up the time it takes to pay it off. Let’s take a look at five simple ways to review your car loan.
On the road to buying your first car?25 August 2017
Are you about to buy your first car? Becoming a car owner is exciting, and it’s also a big commitment. Cars are usually expensive so chances are you’re going to need to sign up for a car loan. Here are some things to consider before you choose a car and apply for finance.
Want to stop juggling debt?4 December 2017
Multiple debts can get stressful very quickly, not to mention costly over time. If you’re juggling loans, repayments dates and different interest rates, it could be time to consider debt consolidation. One loan, one interest rate and one regular repayment. Intrigued? Read on…