February 19, 2017
2017 Financial Planning in Auckland

Make 2017 Your Best Money Year Yet!

How to make 2017 the best money year yet. 2017 may be the Year of the Rooster, but that little birdie also told us that it’s the year you take on the world – the year you get that much closer to building your empire. Armed with lofty goals and […]
February 27, 2017
Financial goals and budgeting

Money matters: Achieving your financial goals for 2017

We’ve all had the experience of starting the new year with good intentions, whether they be to take up running, cut out coffee, or just drink more water each day. These resolutions start well for a while, but our resolve often starts to fade if we haven’t created a new […]
March 9, 2017

Why You Need A Financial Adviser

But seriously, why DO you need a financial adviser? It’s one thing to manage your money well enough to get by day-to-day, but if you want to significantly and positively impact your financial position year on year – which we know you do if you’re building an empire – it […]
March 27, 2017
What you need to know before talking to a financial adviser

5 Things You Need To Know Before You Talk To A Financial Adviser

What To Know Before Chatting To Financial Adviser We know engaging with a financial adviser can be a bit freaky, especially if you’ve never worked with one before. The thought of sharing your financial dreams, strengths and weaknesses with someone else can be as nerve wracking as a first date, […]
April 24, 2017
Money Empire financial advisers

So You Need A Financial Adviser – Why Use Money Empire?

You’re keen to buy a house, get your debt under control, or plan for the future. Exciting! But unless you’re a money expert yourself, you’re probably going to want a financial adviser to help you figure out what you should do with your money and how you can build that […]
May 12, 2017
Financial media, property market news

Doom and gloom in the property market – how to cut through the media to the truth

Reading the mainstream media, you might be forgiven for thinking that the New Zealand (and particularly Auckland) property market is one of two halves – the doom and gloom of those saying that no-one will ever be able to afford property, and the lucky people who seemed to get on […]
June 28, 2017
Mental health and money

Money and mental health – where they coincide and why we care

Besides losing your job, going through a divorce, or (let’s be honest) having kids, few things are more consistently stressful than dealing with your finances. And since money is one of the few constants that we think about throughout our lifetime, it’s something that can affect us (and our mental […]
July 17, 2017
Mental health finance issues

How mental health and finances affect each other – and how to stop the cycle

Which came first – the mental health issues affected by financial problems, or the financial problems affected by mental health issues? It’s hard to say, but one thing we do know is that your finances and mental health are intrinsically linked. As we outlined in part one of our Money […]
August 1, 2017
Consumerism, spending and mental health

Keeping up with the Joneses: How peer pressure to spend is impacting on our minds and our wallets

Keeping up with what’s going on in the lives of friends and family is much easier with the advent of social media. But how often have you seen or heard friends post or boast about their new house, their car, their promotion? Even their new, super expensive, designer watch? It’s […]
August 18, 2017

A real-life look at how money and mental health collide in the elite and high-pressure world of professional sport

The Kiwi dream of a career in professional sport is not always what it’s hyped up to be; as part of Money Empire’s Money and Mental Health blog series, we had an honest and open chat to Cam Kilgour, previous Assistant Manager of a professional rugby team, about career highs, […]
September 6, 2017
Mental health - couple with good finances

Lessons learned – what we know now about money and mental health

Over the past month, we’ve been talking about money and mental health – looking at how they affect one another, telling personal stories, and looking at how you can keep your money, mental health, and wellbeing in great shape. It’s certainly been a journey, and we’ve learned a lot along […]
December 11, 2017
Finance Guru Lisa Barton & daughter Chloe

From banking to baby – Lisa’s finance story

We recently sat down with Lisa Barton, our in-house finance guru, to tell us a little bit more about how she came to be working for Money Empire and how becoming a parent has changed how she looks at money. Before I started at Money Empire, I’d been working in […]