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  •   Home > News > Business > Features >  Subscribe to NZCity's Personal Finance articles  Personal Finance
    Sorting out your finance options
     9 December 2007
    Hire purchase is a popular way to pay for those big ticket items like a new lounge suite or the latest LCD TV. But if you’re thinking about paying by HP, or any other form of debt, don’t forget to calculate all the costs and explore all the options.
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    Teaching kids about money
    29 Sep 2007: More than ever before, it pays to teach kids the principles and skills they need to manage their money in the future. But you don’t have to be an expert yourself to get your kids started. All you need is the time it takes to introduce them to the ideas involved.... more
    Get sorted on mortgages and rising interest rates
    11 Aug 2007: Becoming a homeowner is the ultimate dream for many Kiwis. Committing to a mortgage is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make, so it pays to shop around for the best deal, looking at the various interest rates, repayment options and terms and conditions on offer. ... more
    Help with KiwiSaver decision making
    30 Jun 2007: KiwiSaver, the Government’s new voluntary retirement savings scheme, has finally arrived. From now on, when most people start a new job, they’ll be automatically enrolled in KiwiSaver and will need to decide whether to stay in or opt out. Almost everyone else under the age of 65 can choose to opt in at any time. ... more
    Investing made simple
    20 May 2007: Investing might seem like it’s only for rich people, but it’s really just a flash word for what to do with your savings to make your money grow. This could be anything from putting it in a bank account, to buying shares or joining a workplace retirement savings scheme. ... more
    Retirement planning – prepare now for later
    24 Mar 2007: Even if it seems a long way off, the better prepared you are, the more likely you are to really enjoy your retirement. The benefits of managing your money well in your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s can make a massive difference to your lifestyle later in life. ... more
    Pay off debt or save?
    5 Nov 2006: As a rule, it makes sense to pay off debt as fast as possible before you start saving – particularly if you have high interest debt like hire purchase or credit cards.... more
    Car loans – look before you buy
    20 Aug 2006: There is a lot to think about when you buy a car – fuel efficiency, safety, reliability and, of course, the cost. Buying a car can be a big expense. ... more
    Hire purchase, higher price?
    29 Jul 2006: Hire purchase (also called credit sales) can seem like a great way to pay when you haven’t got the money right now. But have you ever stopped to think how much you may actually end up paying for that TV or lounge suite? ... more
    How good is your mortgage knowledge?
    3 Jun 2006: When you're choosing a mortgage, or reviewing your existing mortgage, there are some key decisions you need to make. Fixed interest rate or floating? Monthly repayments or fortnightly? Increase repayments or stay the same?... more

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