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The hidden costs of free education

  • Emily Doran
  • 17th of January 2018
  • Family
  • kids
  • school
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Most parents with school age children will already know this, but as a parent with my first child heading off to school, I’m discovering that my daughters ‘free’ education is actually going to cost me a bit of money. For those, like me, who are new to the school system, here are some hidden costs…

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Your summer reading sorted – Top 5 NZ Personal Finance Blogs

  • Emily Doran
  • 12th of January 2018
  • advice
  • personal finance blogs

Summer holidays is a great time to catch up on all the things one never gets to do during the rest of the year, like reading. Here are my top five picks for the best NZ personal finance blogs.   Sorted We love the Sorted blog. It’s run by the Commission for Financial Capability and…

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Tips for keeping your car safe

  • Georgina Yarranton
  • 7th of December 2017
  • savings
  • tips

Vehicles getting broken into is one of the most common ways New Zealanders become victims of crime. Valuables kept inside vehicles are easy targets for thieves as they take the opportunity to steal things that are easy to hide or dispose of. The best way to avoid your car being broken into is with a…

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8 Ways to help reduce stress in the silly season

  • Georgina Yarranton
  • 6th of December 2017
  • christmas
  • tips

Do ‘Secret Santa’ rather than buying individual gifts Save yourself mountains of stress and money by organising a ‘Secret Santa’. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, this is where members of a group of people are randomly assigned a person to secretly give a gift to. It’s also best to set a spending limit, and…

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