July 3, 2020

Beyond the Field Podcast: For anyone who wants to grow their wealth

Beyond the Field started as a podcast helping professional sports players grow their wealth. We’ve switched it up and broadened our focus to include advice for everyone.
June 26, 2020

How do I work out the value of my contents for insurance?

Contents insurance can be a lifesaver but if you get the value of your contents wrong, you may miss out. Make sure it doesn’t with our guide to calculating the value of your contents.
June 18, 2020

How does overseas income affect your borrowing ability in NZ?

The New Zealand property market has been (and hopefully will always be) a brilliant place to invest your money. But when you’re overseas, securing finance from a lender can be a little challenging - even if you’re a New Zealand citizen.
June 12, 2020

Which property investment strategy is better: Buy & hold or buy & flip?

There are two main property investment strategies: buy and hold and buy and flip. Read our guide to decide which is better for you.
June 8, 2020

Setting the right goals is critical for success. But where do you get started?

Everybody has different ideas of what ‘success’ in life looks like. Some people dream of living it up overseas, other people want to be able to support their family, and others just want to be able to retire early. Knowing what success means to you is the key to setting […]
May 28, 2020

How will COVID19 affect the NZ property market in 2020?

How will COVID19 affect New Zealand’s property market? We’ve taken a look at what the experts are saying and compiled their predictions.
May 21, 2020

What’s the difference between redundancy & income protection insurance?

We’ve been getting several questions about redundancy & income protection cover recently. To make sure you know what your policy includes, we’ve cleared the air.
May 15, 2020

Why the Reserve Bank scrapping LVR rules won’t change anything for borrowers

The Reserve Bank has just scrapped LVR rules but it won’t make much difference for most home buyers. Find out why and what that means for you.
May 8, 2020

Answers to all the burning questions employers are asking during COVID-19

COVID-19 has already wreaked havoc for employees all over NZ. We’ve collaborated with the People Project to answer all your burning questions as an employee.

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 […]
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
Mental health finance issues

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
Mental health and money

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 […]