July 3, 2020

Beyond the Field Podcast: For anyone who wants to grow their wealth

Beyond the Field started as a podcast helping professional sports players grow their wealth. We’ve switched it up and broadened our focus to include advice for everyone.
June 26, 2020

How do I work out the value of my contents for insurance?

Contents insurance can be a lifesaver but if you get the value of your contents wrong, you may miss out. Make sure it doesn’t with our guide to calculating the value of your contents.
June 18, 2020

How does overseas income affect your borrowing ability in NZ?

The New Zealand property market has been (and hopefully will always be) a brilliant place to invest your money. But when you’re overseas, securing finance from a lender can be a little challenging - even if you’re a New Zealand citizen.
June 12, 2020

Which property investment strategy is better: Buy & hold or buy & flip?

There are two main property investment strategies: buy and hold and buy and flip. Read our guide to decide which is better for you.
June 8, 2020

Setting the right goals is critical for success. But where do you get started?

Everybody has different ideas of what ‘success’ in life looks like. Some people dream of living it up overseas, other people want to be able to support their family, and others just want to be able to retire early. Knowing what success means to you is the key to setting […]
May 28, 2020

How will COVID19 affect the NZ property market in 2020?

How will COVID19 affect New Zealand’s property market? We’ve taken a look at what the experts are saying and compiled their predictions.
May 21, 2020

What’s the difference between redundancy & income protection insurance?

We’ve been getting several questions about redundancy & income protection cover recently. To make sure you know what your policy includes, we’ve cleared the air.
May 15, 2020

Why the Reserve Bank scrapping LVR rules won’t change anything for borrowers

The Reserve Bank has just scrapped LVR rules but it won’t make much difference for most home buyers. Find out why and what that means for you.
May 8, 2020

Answers to all the burning questions employers are asking during COVID-19

COVID-19 has already wreaked havoc for employees all over NZ. We’ve collaborated with the People Project to answer all your burning questions as an employee.

June 18, 2019

How much deposit do I need to buy my first home?

Getting your first home deposit together is tough, but not impossible. This short guide has everything you need to know.
March 19, 2019

International Happiness Day NZ – Financing your happiness

Do you know how your finances might increase your happiness, this International Happiness Day? Here are a few science-backed options to consider.
March 13, 2019

3 tips for getting into property investment in New Zealand

If you're looking at getting into property investment but don't know where to begin, here are three tips to help start you on your journey.
March 4, 2019

Accessible ways to make passive income in NZ

Do you know how you could increase your earnings with a passive income source? Here's some options to consider within New Zealand.
February 18, 2019

What is over capitalisation and should it be avoided?

Before investing in renovations or improving the fittings and fixtures of your property, it's important to consider over capitalisation. Do you know what it is?
January 30, 2019

Why changing account structures can be a key pillar of your financial plan

Your bank accounts can become a powerful tool in managing your finances and helping you achieve your financial plan. Do you know how to structure them?
December 12, 2018

4 benefits of using a financial adviser who offers ongoing support

Money is a major influence in many aspects of our life. Having a financial adviser who offers ongoing support can provide many benefits for managing this.
December 3, 2018

Should you increase your mortgage when buying a second home?

When looking at buying a second home, should you consider increasing your current mortgage and leveraging your equity to do so?
October 9, 2018

Tools that can help maintain a long-term financial plan

Having a long-term financial plan can help you stay on top of your future. But what are some of the ways to maintain it, and keep it relevant?
December 20, 2017
Baby preparation finances

Baby 101: Getting your finances sorted before your wee bundle arrives

In the whirlwind that follows a positive pregnancy test, it’s easy to forget about your finances – after all, there’s a pushchair to buy, a midwife to find and a baby’s room to decorate! But given that you’re about to embark on a whole new stage of life, it’s a […]
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 […]
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 […]