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How to Lower the Cost of Your ACC Premiums

Self employed people are burdened with heavy expenses to comply with Government requirements and one of these is the cost of ACC cover. For tradespeople in particular, who have a high risk of injury, the cost can be significant.

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Focus on the Horizon

When I was young, I used to go fishing with my father in his boat. Not being much of a sailor, I often succumbed to the motion of the waves when there was a big swell. All I wanted to do then was to get my feet back on firm ground. I still remember the […]

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8 Steps to Financial Freedom (Part 2)

Last week we looked at the first four steps you need to take if you want financial freedom; something that most Kiwis aspire to. They were: (1) Spend less than you earn; (2) Join a subsidised superannuation scheme;

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Ten Questions to Find Your Passions

One of the keys to success in life is the ability to find your passions. It is almost impossible to achieve financial success without clearly identifying your goals in life, and your goals are determined by your passions. The simplest method I have found for finding your passions is one developed by Janet and Chris […]

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How to get Married without Going Broke

Nowadays, it seems the lavish wedding is back in vogue and young couples find themselves with the challenge of putting on a wedding that matches or outshines the expectations of their peers but without going broke.

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Explaining Investor Behaviour

The recent receivership of Ross Asset Management has been yet another lesson in investment behaviour. Only further investigation will determine whether anything untoward has occurred, however whatever the outcome of that investigation, investors in the fund will now be nervously waiting and considering the wisdom of their decisions.

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Out of a Job

As the global recession worsens, businesses will shed staff or close down altogether and unemployment is expected to double. It’s not going to be a happy year. Not only will there be fewer jobs available, but there may also be more people seeking work.

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Why you should have both eyes on your cashflow

Good cashflow is critical to the success of any business. Although it’s affected by many issues the key seems to be the downturn in sales a lot of businesses are experiencing. It doesn’t take much of a dip in cashflow to cause problems. Sometimes, dependent on how “highly geared” you are, a drop of even […]

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Dealing with Life’s Changes

Every so often, we may experience a sudden change in our life, either planned or unplanned. Eva Bennett has just published a handy guide, written very clearly and succinctly, to help you deal with the three biggest changes: relationships, redundancy and retirement

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