Financial Health vs. Mental Health

Nov 10, 2018 2:04:00 PM

Your debt may well be costing you more than just the interest you’re repaying! Research shows there’s a clear link between your financial health and your mental health, with some studies reporting a higher risk of mental health problems amongst people who have debt. Having just acknowledged Mental Health Awareness week in October, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of the importance of maintaining good mental and financial health.

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Topics: Mortgages, Health Insurance, Financial Health, finance health check, Health and Wellbeing, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Mental Health

How to get ahead financially

Sep 12, 2018 8:41:19 AM

There’s a growing concern amongst economists that Kiwis are financially ill-prepared for the worst. And, as a country with one of the lowest spends on insurance, it’s not hard to see why. We share some of the steps you can take starting today to better position yourself for tough times ahead.

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Topics: Mortgages, NZ Property, Financial Health, Real Estate Agents, Information on buying and selling, house sales, NZ Property Market, NZ Mortgage Adviser, financial review

Beat the winter blues

Jul 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

If your mood has plummeted along with the temperature, you’re not alone! As well as the cold, rain and even snow, winter can bring some serious changes to our health and wellbeing. The winter blues are usually heralded by fatigue, a need for more sleep, carb cravings, and even depression. We’re sharing these 5 hacks to help you beat the winter blues.

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Topics: Mortgages, Health Insurance, Financial Health, Health and Wellbeing, NZ Mortgage Adviser, Winter Blues

Maintaining your rental property makes good financial sense

May 22, 2017 10:29:38 AM

Every five years since 1994, research group BRANZ has undertaken a “House Condition Survey” that includes an onsite assessment of the overall condition of around 550 owner-occupied and rental homes around New Zealand. Not surprisingly, the results revealed that the condition of owner occupied homes is still well above that of rental properties. Read on to find out what your obligations as a landlord are when it comes to maintaining a rental property.

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Topics: Finance, NZ Finance, NZ Property, Financial Health

How financially secure are you?

May 22, 2017 10:24:09 AM

In 2016, Westpac undertook the “Money Week Survey” which highlighted a number of concerns around many New Zealander’s approach to finance. According to the survey results, only one in three Kiwis felt financially secure and five out of six were experiencing financial stress. To help get you onto the path to feeling financially secure, we’ve outlined some of the steps you could take right now.

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Topics: Finance, NZ Finance, Financial Health