March 12, 2020

Will the coronavirus affect the NZ property market?

Coronavirus has hit New Zealand - will it affect the New Zealand property market? We take a closer look.
March 6, 2020

Mortgage broker VS big bank: Which is better for first home buyers?

Which are the best option for first home buyers: Mortgage brokers or big banks? We take a closer look and provide an answer.
February 27, 2020

Personal insurance: What is it and is it worth it?

Personal insurance is a range of products that protect you, your health and your income. Here’s everything you need to know.
February 20, 2020

How to make sure refinancing your mortgage saves you money

If you’re refinancing your home loan to save on your repayments, make sure you look at the fine print first. Here’s everything you need to know.
February 13, 2020

How to use KiwiSaver to buy your first home

Buying your first home can be difficult. Luckily you may be able to use your KiwiSaver to make the purchase easier - find out how.
February 5, 2020

What does the average Kiwi property investor look like?

The average property investor in New Zealand is just an everyday person. Find out how these average Kiwis are growing their portfolios.
January 30, 2020

New Zealand has a huge underinsurance problem

New Zealand has a huge problem with underinsurance and it’s costing Kiwis millions every year. Do you have the right level of cover?
January 23, 2020

How to create a 50-year financial plan

We believe financial security and independence is within the reach of all Kiwis. A 50-year financial plan may be the perfect way to make it happen.
January 16, 2020

How to check and improve your credit score

If you’ve got a bad credit score, you may struggle to secure a loan or apply for more credit. Here’s what you can do about that.

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 good idea to have a think about your finances and how you can get them in tip-top shape before the sleepless nights start. Our in-house […]
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 the banking industry for nine years. At Westpac I’d worked my way up from a bank teller to a lending specialist then a manager. I […]
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 the way. As a way of reflecting back, we’ve put together our top learnings from this series: Your employment and financial status affect more than […]