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

What To Know Before Chatting To 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, […]
April 9, 2017
First home buyer

First Home Buyer Guide – All The Things You Need To Know

As a first home buyer, what do 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 […]
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 […]
September 20, 2017
NZ election voting

What the NZ election means for you and your finances

So the election’s done and dusted – but with the government still not actually determined and old Winny holding the balance of power it’s still pretty up in the air which policies are going to come into play over the next three years. Throughout the election, housing, taxes, and the […]
October 9, 2017
How to save money on your mortgage

Six ways to save money on your mortgage

Your mortgage is usually the biggest debt you’ll ever have – but it doesn’t have to be quite as big as some of the banks would have you believe! Our refinancing and restructuring expert, Lisa Barton, takes a look at some easy ways you can save serious money on your […]
August 31, 2020
what is a property lim

What is a Property LIM? | Ep. 121

Let's face it - the legal side of purchasing a property can be a little daunting and confusing. Particularly with all the legal terminology. Our legal expert, Shane Rohde, Principle of Lateral Lawyers joins us to share his professional advice on conveyancing a LIM and explains what it stands for.
September 11, 2020
four different property titles

Four 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.
October 12, 2020
benefits of consolidating debt

The Benefits of Consolidating Debt | Ep. 151

‘Consolidating’ debt means taking out a new loan to wrap all our existing debts together and pay them off at once – ideally at a lower interest rate, so we get out of debt faster. Consolidating your debt is a great way to save money too. The BTF team sit down to discuss the positives and negatives of consolidating your consumer debt.
October 16, 2020
be financially prepared for new baby

Having a Baby – Be Financially Prepared for Your New Arrival | Ep. 153

Finding out a little bundle of joy is on the way is an exciting milestone! A new arrival is likely to mean some big changes to the family finances, but the last thing you want as a new parent is for money worries to be a distraction. With a bit of planning, you can keep your finances under control and enjoy all the great things about having a baby. Hosted by Kayne, Isa & Goran.
October 20, 2020
healthy home standards

Healthy Homes Standards – What This Means for Property Investors | Ep. 154

Kayne and Goran sit down to talk through the healthy homes standards. They cover the newly introduced minimum standards for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage, and draught stopping in rental properties. Find out what this means for all of our property investor listeners! https://www.tenancy.govt.nz/healthy-homes/
October 21, 2020
six ways to save money on your mortgage

Six Ways to Save Money on your Mortgage | Ep. 155

People are creatures of habit – even if they’re struggling with mortgage payments or are looking to grow their property portfolio, they might not be proactively looking for a better deal or better structure. We believe that if everyone knew the benefits of getting proper advice around how to make your mortgage work for you, everyone would be lining up to restructure! BTF hosts Kayne and Goran share six tips on how to save money on your mortgage!
October 28, 2020
Money is Cheap what does this mean for borrowers

Money is Cheap… what does this mean for borrowers? | Ep. 158

With the market running hot and people borrowing money, BTF discuss what this means for borrowers. An extra $200k of lending is only costing $5,000 per year in interest. These low rates and cheap money are why people are so hungry to buy.