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Everything you need to know about creating budgets, saving plans, making extra money & paying down debt so you can begin to build wealth for you and your family.

Did you know that 90% of our clients who come to us, come to us with a mortgage structure that is completely wrong for them? They're always paying too much interest and the structure of their mortgage is not based on their financial goals, or any particular strategy. It’s not their fault either, it’s probably what someone at the bank told them to do, or maybe it was a well-meaning friend or family member. But the bottom line is that you need a strategy for your mortgage, and this advice is the same when it comes to refixing it.

Some people are great at budgeting, it’s second nature to them, the minute they get paid, they put aside money for their expenses, savings, entertainment etc. And ensure they have a bit of wiggle room to make it to their next pay day. Others spend their pay check like it’s feast or famine. They tend to blow most of it within the first week and then live like a pauper until their next pay day rolls around again.

We’re hearing a few stories in the media lately about families being forced to sell or move out of their homes due to defaulting on mortgage repayments. If you're finding it difficult to make your mortgage repayments and are wanting a little wiggle room, this article will teach you 5 ways to ease the pressure of mortgage repayments and put more of your disposable income back into your budget WITHOUT chasing lower interest rates.

If your wallet is feeling a bit emptier these days, you may be wondering, how can I save a bit more money on my everyday expenses? Learn our 5 different steps you can implement right now to save $50-$200 in your current budget that you can use to improve your lifestyle, pay down debt, or use to invest.

Many of us are feeling the financial pinch a bit too much currently; slashing our budgets to the bare minimum, putting all we can into savings, and saying no to the things we really want. But sometimes all the frugality in the world just doesn’t cut it and you need to earn more money to get by. In this article, we’ll give you 6 simple ways you can make extra cash so your bank account looks that little bit healthier and the forecast for your financial situation looks a bit brighter.

Kiwis get short term personal loans for various reasons such as financing a new car, renovating their house, putting deposits down for their wedding and more. But there are pitfalls to these incredibly easy to attain short-term loans. We go through their pros and cons as well as our top five alternatives to short term personal loans.

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If you're trying to get the maximum amount of home loan interest savings and are wanting some certainty around your mortgage repayments, you may be wanting to fix it. But how long should you fix it for? In this article, we’re going to give you four pro tips to help you figure out how long to fix your mortgage for so that you can get the maximum amount of savings on your mortgage repayments as possible, so that you can outsmart the bank when it comes to refixing your mortgage. Pro tip number four is going to save you hundreds of thousands of dollars, so pay close attention to this one!

Many of us feel like there’s a lot more money going out of our accounts over the past two years than money going into it. That may leave you pondering whether you should open a high-interest savings account to get a good return on investment OR pay down your debts such as your mortgage, car loans etc. So that you don’t have to fret as much when interest rates rise. In this article, we’re going to demystify this decision for you, helping you decide what is the best decision for your financial situation.

How to Refinance Your Mortgage

If you’re looking to ditch your old bank, get lower mortgage repayments and possibly save hundreds of thousands of dollars in home loan interest but are wondering how to do it, then keep on reading. In this article, we’ll give you the 7 steps on how to refinance your mortgage so you can save the most time, stress and money when it comes to refinancing your mortgage.

Steep price increases are affecting many New Zealanders food budgets at the moment. Basic food items such as vegetable, milk and bread have risen as much as 22%. So how can I save big at the supermarket? This article will show you five different ways you can save around $50 to $200 each week on your grocery budget today and outsmart the supermarket marketing.