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.

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
Consumerism, spending and mental health

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 […]