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Finances

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HEALTHY EATING

Budgeting not pie in the sky

Healthy eating might seem prohibitively expensive - but it is possible to do it on a shoestring budget.

Looking after your money

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women’s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

Mortgage mistakes to avoid

Hot deals and low interest rates are enticing, but watch out for pitfalls before you sign on the dotted line.

Keep baby costs down

The ''baby industry'' exploits parents - you don't need to pay through the nose for food and healthcare.

The best age to get kids saving

Kids are more willing and able to learn good money habits than parents think.

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Income protection not cheap

OPINION: Derek was baulking at the $3500 price of income protection insurance and reconsidering the whole idea.

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In no hurry to fly the nest

Adult offspring are returning to the comforts of home, or refusing to spread their wings in the first place.

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Saving for kids' education

How can we save for our child's university costs without disadvantaging ourselves?

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Time running out for bargains

If you've got money to spare then now is a great time to be a consumer but the good times won't last.

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KiwiSaver for kids

Do you think it's worth setting up KiwiSaver accounts for our kids?

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KiwiSavers warned on fees

Fees are easier to compare under a new reporting regime, and big differences have been found.

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Managing your mortgage

If people discussing whether to fix or float their mortgage makes you feel dumb, you are not alone.

Get a better grasp of KiwiSaver

Not all of us are great extracting our information from printed material. Fortunately, there is another way.

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Learning the value of a dollar

My children grew up thinking money grows on trees. But my eldest has finally learned to appreciate a dollar - thanks to her new job.

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Kill your mortgage faster

Want to repay your mortgage faster? Of course, you do.

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Disparity over finance literacy

NZ students' understanding of finance is linked to whether they are rich or poor, an OCED report suggests.

GET WISE

Win: An art pack

Share your best money tips and be in to win a great art pack for your kids.

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Save cash with your crockpot

The cost savings slow cookers offer make them a must-have item for any aspiring Budget Buster.

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Cutting the cost of teens

"I wish I had been to a budget adviser when my first kid started high school," says Paul, a father of three.

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Money lessons

Schoolchildren around the country are getting to grips with what money is and how to use it.

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