Why it makes financial sense to consolidate your debt

Sep 10, 2019 8:08:00 AM

If you’re feeling weighed down by the amount of debt you have and the number of repayments you’re trying to manage each month, debt consolidation could be the answer. Debt consolidation rolls multiple high-interest debts into a single payment which could help reduce your total debt over time and ensure you pay it off faster. Not convinced? Here are 5 ways consolidating your debt makes financial sense.


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Topics: Credit Card Debt, Debt Consolidation, Finance Update, NZ Finance, Credit Check, Home Loan Advice, Debt-free

Improve Your Loan-Ability

Aug 14, 2019 8:20:56 AM

Understanding how lenders assess lending criteria could help improve your chances of success when it comes to a home loan application. Your borrowing power and borrowing capacity will depend on your income, family size, current debts and the type of loan you’re applying for. But did you know that there are a few simple steps you can take to improve your borrowing power? Take a look at what these are.


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Topics: Credit Card Debt, Debt Consolidation, Finance Update, NZ Finance, Credit Check, Home Loan Advice, Debt-free

3 Simple steps to paying off your mortgage faster

Apr 15, 2019 9:12:11 AM

For many young people, owning a home can seem like an unattainable goal. Paying off the mortgage and getting debt-free, even more impossible. But being mortgage-free needn’t be an impossible dream: If you’re serious about shaving off thousands of dollars of interest from your mortgage and paying your mortgage off faster, start with these 3 simple steps.


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Topics: nz mortgage, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Home Loan Advice, Debt-free, Mortgage-free, Mortgage Advice

How to cure your Christmas debt hangover

Jan 10, 2019 11:14:31 AM

Christmas spending is often compared to a delayed hangover: For the first couple of weeks after Christmas, life is good. Then the bills start arriving in the mail and your Christmas debt hangover hits like a freight train. Now that the damage is done, how do you cure a Christmas debt hangover?


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Topics: Christmas Debt, Christmas spending, Debt-free, Mortgage-free

5 Steps to becoming debt-free

Dec 17, 2018 11:38:08 AM

Online shopping means spending money has never been easier. The convenience of never having to leave home to buy everything you need comes at a price though, as it’s just as easy to overspend and end up in debt. The good news is it is possible to break that cycle of overspending and be debt-free. We share a few simple steps to help get you started.


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Topics: Debt Consolidation, Debt to Income Ratio, Household Debt, Christmas Debt, Christmas spending, Mortgage Debt, Debt-free

FIRE: Financially Independent, Retire Early

Nov 9, 2018 2:00:46 PM

The latest buzzword to hit the finance streets: FIRE. It stands for “financially independent, retire early” and is a philosophy inspired by a wave of millennials who are no longer content to amass wealth by traditional means or wait to retire at age 65. In simple terms, FIRE means living frugally while saving most of your income. Sound crazy? Perhaps not.


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Topics: Retirement, Mortgages, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Early Retirement, Debt-free, Mortgage-free