January 22, 2021
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Best Places for Property Investment in New Zealand 2021

Borrowing money is cheap and the property market in New Zealand is hot. But, where are the best places for property investment? Read on.
December 30, 2020

What is a mortgage cashback?

A mortgage cashback is an incentive for homebuyers in New Zealand to use a lender's mortgage product. But what even is a mortgage cashback?
December 28, 2020
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2021 Financial Tips | Money Empire

Mortgages, insurance, and financial planning can be hard to get your head around. Check out these top tips from Money Empire to make it easier.
November 26, 2020

OCR predicted to drop below 0% | Money Empire

Major banks are predicting that the Official Cash Rate will drop below 0% in early 2021. What does this mean for your home loan rate?
November 25, 2020
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Black Friday Sales: why do we want to buy, buy, buy?

Our team at the Beyond the Field podcast have just chatted about Black Friday Sales, why they are the way they are, and how to avoid it. We thought we'd back it up and give our 2cents worth on a post. 
November 13, 2020
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Is now a good time to buy property in New Zealand?

We’ve had countless clients ask us whether now is a good time to buy property in New Zealand. Here’s our answer.
October 30, 2020

Meet Neve: Client Service Coordinator, Surfer, First Home Buyer

We had a chat with Neve, our Client Service Coordinator, to talk surfing, first home buying and her role here at Money Empire.
October 15, 2020
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A Quick and Easy Guide to Personal Insurance

Personal insurance is tricky to get right and the consequences of buying the wrong cover can be dire. Check out our guide to make sure you’ve got what you need.
October 1, 2020
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NZ Property Market Running Red Hot Against All Odds

The NZ property market is going strong despite COVID-19 and the recent lockdowns. We take a closer look at the numbers and predict what’s next for the market.

December 28, 2020
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2021 Financial Tips | Money Empire

Mortgages, insurance, and financial planning can be hard to get your head around. Check out these top tips from Money Empire to make it easier.
September 6, 2017
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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 […]
August 18, 2017

A real-life look at how money and mental health collide in the elite and high-pressure world of professional sport

The Kiwi dream of a career in professional sport is not always what it’s hyped up to be; as part of Money Empire’s Money and Mental Health blog series, we had an honest and open chat to Cam Kilgour, previous Assistant Manager of a professional rugby team, about career highs, […]
August 1, 2017
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Keeping up with the Joneses: How peer pressure to spend is impacting on our minds and our wallets

Keeping up with what’s going on in the lives of friends and family is much easier with the advent of social media. But how often have you seen or heard friends post or boast about their new house, their car, their promotion? Even their new, super expensive, designer watch? It’s […]
July 17, 2017
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How mental health and finances affect each other – and how to stop the cycle

Which came first – the mental health issues affected by financial problems, or the financial problems affected by mental health issues? It’s hard to say, but one thing we do know is that your finances and mental health are intrinsically linked. As we outlined in part one of our Money […]
June 28, 2017
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Money and mental health – where they coincide and why we care

Besides losing your job, going through a divorce, or (let’s be honest) having kids, few things are more consistently stressful than dealing with your finances. And since money is one of the few constants that we think about throughout our lifetime, it’s something that can affect us (and our mental […]