Monday, 15 January 2018
Mom and pop business owners urged to use negative motivation to build business confidence - Ed Ludbrook
New Zealand business confidence – down to an eight-year low recently – is a bit like a Yoyo; up one moment and then down the next which just goes to show, says international bestselling business author Ed Ludbrook, that the issue is not what the economy or government is doing but the personal confidence of Kiwi business owners themselves.
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Smarts needed as rush to build houses takes toll on Auckland's green spaces
Search on for 2016 Young Horticulturist of the Year
AUCKLANDERS are being warned that the rush to build more houses – even as the Auckland Council comes under pressure to abandon its urban growth boundary – could result in a massive loss of green spaces, with associated costs to the environment, health and lifestyle.
Thursday, 4 February 2016
Online reputation management comes to New Zealand
A leading New Zealand search engine optimisation company has launched this country’s first ‘technically based’ online reputation management service, in response to rising demand from regular Kiwis and businesses whose reputations have been damaged online – often through no fault of their own.
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Closure of solicitor funds and low OCR may force investors to risk their money
Falling interest rates, combined with the closure of many solicitor nominee funds – perhaps due to increased compliance requirements – has created a low yield investment environment in New Zealand that may force many investors into taking increased risks.
Monday, 30 November 2015
Kiwis not sleeping well puts anti-radiation chips in high demand
High demand for electromagnetic radiation neutralising chips in New Zealand is being fuelled by Kiwis who want to remedy the fact that they are not sleeping well, without having to give up their smartphones.
Monday, 23 November 2015
'Tis the season for petty theft
New Zealanders are being warned to 'mind their stuff' as the weather warms up because petty theft and minor property damage rockets up more than 20 per cent over the summer months.
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Kiwis urged to heed mobile phone manufacturers health warnings to keep device out of pants pockets and bras
New Zealanders are being urged to pay more attention to the small print that comes with their smartphone user manuals if they want to avoid male infertility and breast cancer, amongst other risks.
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
What are your options when you have buyer's guilt?
Your pulse quickens, flickers of excitement coarse through your veins and your mouth almost waters with the thrill of anticipation.
Thursday, 7 May 2015
Knowing how to get ahead financially is easy, it's the doing that isn't
Getting ahead financially in New Zealand is really very simple, though that statement in itself probably makes you want to grit your teeth and yell.
Monday, 13 April 2015
Six strategies for taking control of your credit card in New Zealand
New Zealander's credit card debt is increasing. Here are some ways to get on top of yours.
Wednesday, 8 April 2015
How to buy a car in New Zealand
For most of us, buying a car is an exciting and somewhat daunting process.
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
The five Ws and the H of debt consolidation
Debt consolidation is a term commonly seen and heard on radio and television.
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Can you live on your credit card?
While credit cards may be viewed with some nervousness by a few, they are nothing more than a method of making payment.
Monday, 23 March 2015
Avoid budget blowouts and run rennos efficiently
Getting stuck into home improvement is a great Kiwi tradition and with some smarts, you can get that perfect kitchen or bathroom without having a persistent financial hangover.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Credit cards were invented for convenience
Invention of the credit card is not synonymous with the invention of credit, which itself came far earlier, but rather it was developed as a way to record a creditor’s details quickly and easily without making any errors - convenience, accuracy and speed were the main motivators behind the emergence of credit cards.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Why a personal loan is far better than a payday loan
We've all been there before: a crop of unexpected expenses blow the family budget and there's no choice but to look for a loan – and typically, the money's needed fast.
Friday, 14 November 2014
Credit card versus debit card – which is best for Kiwis?
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
How much debt is safe?
Headlines warning that Kiwis are making no attempt to pay off their mortgages and that pensioners are struggling with debt raise the question of whether it is best to learn to live with debt – and how much of it is safe – rather than telling people how to avoid it.