October 18, 2019

Understanding mortgage cashback

Mortgage cashback is a chunk of money (usually $2,000 to $7,000) that banks pay to borrowers when they establish a new loan. But what’s the catch?
October 11, 2019

Why loan structure is more important than your interest rate

Your loan’s structure is just as important as your interest rate - perhaps more. Find out why and what you can do about it.
October 4, 2019

The link between financial and mental health

If you have poor financial health, you’re more likely to struggle with mental health issues and vice versa. Find out how you can break the cycle.
September 27, 2019

Meet Emma & Josh: low deposit first home buyers

Emma & Josh are first home buyers from the North Shore. They faced an uphill battle buying a home but they made it happen. This is their story.
September 20, 2019

You don’t necessarily need a 20% deposit to buy a home

You don’t necessarily need a 20% deposit to buy a home. We’ve looked into how you can buy sooner with less to make getting into that property easier.
September 11, 2019

How much do you really need to retire in NZ?

The earlier you start planning for your retirement, the better it’ll be. Find out what you’ll need to afford it and how you can make it happen.
September 6, 2019

All the extra costs you need to know about when buying a home

Buying a home costs far more than the purchase price. Read our run-through of all the extras so that you can plan for them before you buy.
August 30, 2019

Your personal insurance may not pay out: Find out why

Your insurance may not pay out if something happens. Non-disclosure and poor underwriting practice could be the reason - find out why here.
August 23, 2019

Did you buy with a small deposit? Refinancing could save you thousands

Did you buy a home with a deposit smaller than 20 per cent? Find out why refinancing the right way could save you thousands of dollars

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 board the property market through sheer hard work. Of course, in both cases, things aren’t always quite what they seem. So how can you cut […]
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 beautiful financial empire you’ve been dreaming about. So why do we reckon you should use Money Empire? Don’t worry, we’re not about to get all […]
April 9, 2017
First home buyer

First home buyer guide – all the things 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 your first home is the next step in building your empire and you’re ready to be a first home buyer, never fear – we’ve taken some of the hard work out of it by outlining all the […]
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

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, but it doesn’t need to be! Before your first meeting with a financial adviser, there are just a few key things to know – things that will make your experience with a financial […]
February 19, 2017
2017 Financial Planning in Auckland

Make 2017 your 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 big dreams, you’ll need a real, solid plan to save your ambitions from following in the footsteps of most well-intentioned resolutions, which tend to fade about as fast as your hangover on New Year’s […]