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Six Common Pitfalls of Retirement

July 28, 2012 Filed under Healthy living

How to Avoid the Six Common Pitfalls of Retirement

Retirement is something that most people look forward to but it is a major life change that needs to be planned if you want to get the most out of it. Stepping into retirement without having thought ahead means you run the risk of your retirement expectations not being met. The key to enjoying life at any stage is to have balance between all the things that are important to you. Read more

Shrink your Dumb Debt

July 20, 2012 Filed under Personal financial management

One of the biggest barriers to creating wealth is dumb debt; that is, high interest, short term, avoidable debt. Recently the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income launched a campaign to educate New Zealanders on the implications of dumb debt and how to get rid of it. Read more

How Good is your Credit?

April 20, 2012 Filed under Personal financial management

Credit scoring is a widely accepted means internationally of assessing a person’s credit worthiness. It is used by lenders not only to assess whether lending should be approved but also what limit should be put on the amount of credit.

In some cases, credit scoring can disadvantage those who save hard and never borrow; simply because they can’t demonstrate a track record of borrowing and repaying on time. Read more here…How Good is your Credit.doc

Money Issues for Blended Families

February 27, 2012 Filed under Personal financial management

Getting together with a new partner can have its difficulties, especially when there are children from a previous relationship involved. While there are many practical issues to resolve, often the most complex are to do with money. Read more

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