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 […]
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 9, 2017
First home buyer

First Home Buyer Guide – All The Things You Need To Know

As a first home buyer, what do you need to know?   While the general vibe for first home buyers in Auckland has been one of seeming impossibility, there are glimmers of hope and plenty of success stories of young couples and families getting onto the property ladder. If owning […]
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 […]
May 29, 2017
Financial fresh start from divorce

Making a financial fresh start (or: how to bounce back financially after a separation)

When you’re dealing with a separation or divorce, the last thing you want to be thinking about is money. Unfortunately, that’s often one of the things that needs the most attention – and one of the things that can cause the biggest stress. So what do you need to know […]
September 20, 2017
NZ election voting

What the NZ election means for you and your finances

So the election’s done and dusted – but with the government still not actually determined and old Winny holding the balance of power it’s still pretty up in the air which policies are going to come into play over the next three years. Throughout the election, housing, taxes, and the […]
October 9, 2017
How to save money on your mortgage

Six ways to save money on your mortgage

Your mortgage is usually the biggest debt you’ll ever have – but it doesn’t have to be quite as big as some of the banks would have you believe! Our refinancing and restructuring expert, Lisa Barton, takes a look at some easy ways you can save serious money on your […]
October 24, 2017

5 things you need to do before purchasing at a home auction

Buying for the first time at a home auction can be both exhilarating and terrifying, especially if it’s the first property you’ve ever purchased.  With the help of a few other professionals, our first home expert Lisa Barton put together her top five things to make sure you’ve got sorted […]
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 […]
December 15, 2017
self-employed mortgage

Mission Possible: 5 steps to get a mortgage when you’re self employed

There’s an awful lot to be said for being self-employed, including the opportunity to specialise in an industry and the ability to choose your own clients. But when it comes to applying for a mortgage or other loan, your dream job might be more of a hindrance than a help. […]
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 […]