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13 Frequently asked questions about consolidation loans
May 1, 2022

13 Frequently asked questions about consolidation loans

There is a general misconception that loan consolidation is a last resort when looking to manage your…

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13 Frequently asked questions about business loans
April 14, 2022

13 Frequently asked questions about business loans

If you are looking for a business loan, the process and the information required can appear daunting…

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How much deposit to buy a house NZ?
March 31, 2022

How much deposit to buy a house NZ?

Two of the more popular search engine search terms in New Zealand housing include “how much deposit…

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Budget Advice for Kiwis
March 22, 2022

Budget Advice for Kiwis

As the cost of living continues to spiral higher, many people seek budget advice to ensure they…

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How people get trapped in debt, and how to fix it
March 22, 2022

How people get trapped in debt, and how to fix it

It is a lot easier to fall into the debt trap than many people think. Sometimes this…

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The considerable difference paying $5 extra per week off loans makes
February 22, 2022

The considerable difference paying $5 extra per week off loans makes

When looking at how to reduce debt, it is vital to appreciate how loan interest is calculated….

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How do fees and interest rates work when financing a loan?
January 31, 2022

How do fees and interest rates work when financing a loan?

Whether you are looking to take out a new personal loan, refinance existing debt, or have a…

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The Ins & Outs About Consolidating Debts
January 24, 2022

The Ins & Outs About Consolidating Debts

When you consider the availability of personal loans, car loans, mortgages and credit cards, it is not…

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Rising Household Debt in New Zealand
November 15, 2021

Rising Household Debt in New Zealand

Since the US mortgage crisis of 2008/9, which led to a worldwide financial crisis, economies worldwide have…

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Cremation Costs
October 28, 2021

Cremation Costs

The subject of death is not one you would choose to discuss around the dinner table, let…

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Smart businesses have strategic finance partners
October 28, 2021

Smart businesses have strategic finance partners

The relationship between commercial banks and businesses has changed dramatically over the last 20 years are so….

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Practical help with debt NZ
September 13, 2021

Practical help with debt NZ

If you suspect that you are heading towards financial issues, seeking help with debt NZ is vital….

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How to make money online in New Zealand
August 6, 2021

How to make money online in New Zealand

If we all took a minute, we could probably roll off five or ten different ways to…

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How to apply for business loan
July 20, 2021

How to apply for business loan

We all know that post-COVID, there will be a very challenging economic environment with many businesses struggling….

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Neat tricks to save money on power
July 15, 2021

Neat tricks to save money on power

Are you struggling with ever-increasing power bills? Are late payments impacting your credit rating? There are many…

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How to save money
June 13, 2021

How to save money

If you check the Internet for ideas about how to save money, you will be inundated with…

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Recipes for low cost meals
May 27, 2021

Recipes for low cost meals

We live in a world where everything is instant, ready meals, takeaways not to mention buy one…

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Planning ahead with beneficiary loans NZ
May 11, 2021

Planning ahead with beneficiary loans NZ

Are you struggling to finance your existing debt? Perhaps you are constantly robbing Peter to pay Paul…

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Loans for people with bad credit
April 28, 2021

Loans for people with bad credit

Are you struggling with a bad credit rating and mounting debts? Unable to focus on the long-term,…

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How to improve your credit score when you have bad credit
April 22, 2021

How to improve your credit score when you have bad credit

Having a bad credit score can make it very hard to move along in life – it…

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