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
2020 beyond the field wrap up

2020 & Season 1 Wrap Up | Ep. 182

Our wrap up of 2020, we talk the highs, the lows, and everything in between. Signing off for season 1!
December 23, 2020
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Holly from Mars Official | Ep. 181

Not literally from Mars, but her creativity and drive are out of this world. We’re chatting to Holly Marbeck, founder and clever brain behind Mars, an accessory brand. She takes us through her journey from turning a hobby into a job, how she manages it, and everything financial.
December 21, 2020

Investors, Home Buyers, What to do? | Ep. 180

The media is going crazy pitching investors vs. Home buyers, so what’s even happening right now? Here the team analyse the perfect storm in the housing market.
December 18, 2020

Treat Yo Self | Ep. 179

It’s easy to get caught up in Christmas spending and giving to others, but it’s important to spend some time and give to yourself. It’s been a big year, so treat yo self.
December 16, 2020

Brooke Roberts & Sonya Williams Co-Founders of Sharesies | Ep. 178

We have been lucky enough to have Brooke Roberts & Sonya Williams, co-founders of Sharesies and joint winners at the Women in Influence awards for Business Enterprise. Phew! What a stellar line up to begin the wind down from the craziness that is 2020.
December 14, 2020

House & Contents Insurance | Ep. 177

It’s the time of year where people’s houses are left unattended for a few weeks... Leaving them vulnerable to some nasty people. Here’s what to do over the summer about your house and contents insurance.
December 11, 2020
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Housing Stocks vs. Housing Prices | Ep. 176

All-time highs on housing prices, and all-time low on housing stocks... What do we do? And how do we fix it?
December 9, 2020
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Sarah from the OneUp Project | Ep. 175

We’re lucky to have Sarah from the OneUp Project, where her focus is to teach everything we haven’t been taught. This legend takes us through her financial journey, the OneUp Project Journey, and everything Sarah.
December 7, 2020
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Mortgage Payments and Raising a Deposit | Ep. 174

Are mortgage repayments cheaper than renting? What about raising a deposit? The targets seem like a goalpost that’s constantly moving. This ep the BTF team chat through why.
December 4, 2020
afterpay pros and cons

Afterpay, Yay or Nay? | Ep. 173

Christmas is coming up, so do we put things on Afterpay til we can pay it off? Do we just use our credit card? Do we save or spend within our means? What gives, Afterpay?
December 2, 2020

Budgeting for Christmas | Ep. 172

Christmas, Holidays, New Years, it’s the silly summer season! But that doesn’t mean we need to let our spending get silly. Here’s our thoughts.
November 30, 2020

Understanding Mortgage Cashback | Ep. 171

You like cash? So do we! This ep we chat through what even is a mortgage cashback? What does it all mean? When do I get it? Listen in for more.