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 health) long term. So why are we talking about mental health? Mental health and money are without a doubt interconnected; issues with your finances can […]
June 14, 2017
health insurance for family

Healthy health insurance – keeping your body and your finances in tip top shape

New Zealand has a fantastic healthcare system, especially compared to other places in the world – so why is health insurance so important? And how can you make sure that you keep yours and your family’s health and finances in good shape should things go wrong?  Our resident health insurance expert, Goran Loncar, takes a look at everything you need to know about health insurance.  Get the healthcare you need, when you need it Our […]
May 29, 2017
Financial fresh start from divorce

Making a financial fresh start (or: how to bounce back financially after a separation)

When you’re dealing with a separation or divorce, the last thing you want to be thinking about is money. Unfortunately, that’s often one of the things that needs the most attention – and one of the things that can cause the biggest stress. So what do you need to know about coping with your finances throughout separation – and how can you make sure that you’re setting yourself up for the future in the best […]
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 […]
March 9, 2017

Why you need a financial adviser

It’s one thing to manage your money well enough to get by day-to-day, but if you want to significantly and positively impact your financial position year on year – which we know you do if you’re building an empire – it pays to consider the bigger picture. Despite your level of financial literacy, a financial adviser (who should ideally be a trusted partner) can provide an additional perspective on your situation and help you get […]
February 27, 2017
Financial goals and budgeting

Money matters: Achieving your financial goals for 2017

We’ve all had the experience of starting the new year with good intentions, whether they be to take up running, cut out coffee, or just drink more water each day. These resolutions start well for a while, but our resolve often starts to fade if we haven’t created a new habit or lifestyle around the changes we want. While these tips might indirectly help you to tackle the other goals you ambitiously set on New […]