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Extreme Ideas for Avoiding Christmas Debt

December 10, 2013 Filed under Personal financial management

Whether you survive the Christmas period without getting into debt depends very much on your mindset.

Everyone knows and understands the basic principles of staying out of debt, but the success of putting theory into practice is often sabotaged by emotion. Read more

8 Steps to Financial Freedom (Part 1)

September 13, 2011 Filed under Personal financial management

Living from payday to payday is nobody’s idea of an ideal life. What most Kiwis aspire to is to have a comfortable life free of financial stress. There are eight simple steps that will help take you on your way to financial freedom and here are the first four: Read more

Secret Spenders

August 21, 2011 Filed under Personal financial management

One of the advantages of being a single person is you can spend your own money on what you want, when you want. Of course, the downside is there isn’t another person to share the cost, so freedom comes at a price. Getting together with another person usually means setting agreed financial goals and this can lead to feelings of guilt when you spend money on anything other than what has been agreed. Just as there are people who eat chocolate bars when no one is watching, there are those who secretly spend. Read more

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