31 Aug

Teaching Your Kids About Debt

The money habits that our kids form will determine their future financial well-being. Now, let’s assume you are helping them form good money habits by having good money habits yourself! The next piece is to help them learn about different money topics, i.e. improving their financial literacy.  In this blog,...
24 Aug

What’s Keeping You Awake at Night?

We hear versions of this conversation many times. “I'm worried.  If an unexpected bill comes in, it is always a stretch to find the money, so out comes the credit card.  We just get that paid off and then something else comes up.  With our income, we should have money...
17 Aug

Will ChatGPT and AI help you and your money mindset?

In a world dominated by ever-advancing technology, the financial landscape is experiencing a profound transformation. At the heart of this revolution lies Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is not only reshaping industries but also the very fabric of our personal financial management.
10 Aug

Men and Women and Money and their Differences

It shouldn’t come as any great shock to of you that men and women are different.  In case this is breaking news to you or you’re just from another planet, John Gray wrote a pretty interesting book called ‘Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus’. Besides the obvious physiological...
03 Aug

That Unexpected Windfall

One of the things about being on holiday, is being able to catch up on some reading.  A good thriller novel is brilliant and I have just finished reading, ‘Something in the Water’ by Catherine Steadman.  It had me hooked from the first page. I won’t spoil the plot for...
26 Jul

Is Your Money Mindset Putting You At Risk Of Being Scammed?

In an increasingly digital world, the threat of scams looms large, and New Zealand is not immune to this growing problem. Being scammed can have devastating consequences, both financially and emotionally. While we often focus on the tactics employed by scammers, it is equally important to recognize the role...
13 Jul

How to Talk to Your Partner About Money?

Over the years we have written numerous blogs on couples and money and how ‘new couples’ might approach the Money subject.  It is a crucial part of any relationship, so, we thought we would give you another perspective on the subject from freelance writer, Fiona Murphy. If a couple are...
07 Jul

Why is it So Easy to Spend Money?

It sounds a really simple question, but the answer isn’t as straight forward as we would like it to be. This often asked question actually has two parts to it. The first is why do we spend money and the second is what makes it so easy.  So, let’s look at these two components...
25 May

Why Don’t We Just Get on and Do It?

Why do we arrive at a decision and then not action it? Is there something wrong with us? No. Apparently it’s relatively normal human behaviour. There’s even a name for it, behavioural scientists/psychologists call it the Intention-Action gap or Intention-Behaviour gap.