Navigating the inevitable

Your to-do list before and after losing a loved one Losing a parent is one of the most difficult things to deal with, especially if they are the last parent and meant the world to you. I can talk about this experience first-hand – recently I lost my mum. It can be...
Defining a de facto relationship

Defining a de facto relationship

Are you in or contemplating a de facto relationship? We are often asked questions around this topic and how it can impact your finances.  Simpson Western recently produced this article which will help answer many of your questions. You may have heard that ‘Marriage is...
Sage Advice: One tip at a time

Sage Advice: One tip at a time

Richard Holden, Founder and Principal of Milestone in Christchurch shares some of his top tips. “My other piece of advice, Copperfield” said Mr Micawber “You know, annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six,...
What is Good Debt and Bad Debt?

What is Good Debt and Bad Debt?

Bad Debt Is any borrowings that are used to purchase something that drops in value or has even no value after buying it. This includes ?easy finance? from places such as furniture stores. A holiday, a car or even a spa are further examples. You are in effect paying...
Make your money work for you

Make your money work for you

Are you looking for ways to get your money working for you, instead of you?just working hard for your money? American financial guru and self-made millionaire Michael Masterson has a few useful pointers in his book ?Automatic Wealth?. He describes his book as a ?how...