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Donnella Watt and her two children Freya and Odin.

Many ways to save money

The metal detector is almost as tall as Odin Jansen, but at 6 years old, he knows how to use it.

Have a stress-free Christmas

Resist the pressure to provide a picture-perfect occasion on December 25.

Take the silly spending out of the season

It's easty to blow your budget as the festive cheer takes hold. Here's how to keep control of your Christmas spending.

Cheapest supermarket revealed

Pak’nSave may lack 'top shelf' items but leads on price for budget buys among supermarkets.

Are you underinsured?

Underinsured properties nationwide could leave homeowners facing a hefty bill after disaster.

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Sort your family finances

Worried about pocket money or budgets? Do your kids think money grows on trees? We've got money experts from Sorted here to answer your questions.

Greg Kyle-Coles

Living week to week

Kiwis are poorly equipped for a financial emergency with one in three having less than $1000 stashed away.

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Time the best investment

Talking to kids is a subtle art; it's not about telling them what to do, it's about telling them stories.

Polly Gillespie

Fame doesn't mean fortune

She lives in the glitz of showbusiness but is still learning about money.

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Are you hostage to 'stuff'?

Confession time: I own too much stuff. I bet you do, too.

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Holiday budget blues

How to hold onto the purse strings when the kids are on vacation.

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Budgeting not pie in the sky

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

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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.

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Mortgage mistakes to avoid

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

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Keep baby costs down

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

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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.

Jake Dawson

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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