September 25, 2020

Could mortgage interest rates go even lower? The experts say yes

Rumours abound about interest rate drops, but how much substance is there behind the talk? We take a look at what the experts have to say.
September 14, 2020

Returning to New Zealand: a Mortgage Guide

Coming back to New Zealand and trying to get into the property market? Here’s everything you need to know to finance a purchase.
September 11, 2020

4 different types of property titles (and how they restrict you)

Need fee simple made simple? Check out this guide to the basics of what you need to know about property titles in New Zealand.
September 3, 2020

Father’s Day fun: Q&As with the kids of Money Empire’s dads

To celebrate Father’s Day, we asked the kids of Money Empire’s dads a few questions about their old boys. The answers are guaranteed to make you laugh!
August 28, 2020

Goran Loncar: From soft furnishing sales to Senior Adviser

Goran Loncar had a long and interesting career before he ended up as Senior Financial Adviser here at Money Empire. Here is his story
August 20, 2020

Why trauma insurance is just as important as life cover

Trauma insurance is every bit as important as life insurance and yet so few Kiwis have it. We take a closer look to help you figure out if you need it.
August 14, 2020

Will They Or Won’t They: The Importance of Wills and EPAs

We know it might be a hard thing to think about, but putting together a will and implementing an EPA is important for your financial health.
August 6, 2020

Want to buy your dream home? Here’s everything you’ll need to do first

The market is extremely competitive right now and if you want to buy your dream home, you’ll need to be quick. Here’s everything you need to know to make sure you don’t miss out.
July 30, 2020

Popularity of non-bank lenders booms during COVID-19

The popularity of non-bank lenders has boomed during COVID-19. We look at the reasons why and discuss whether a non-bank lender could be a good option for you.

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 […]