The hidden costs of free education

  • Emily Doran
  • 17th of January 2018
  • Family
  • kids
  • school
hidden costs of free education NZHL

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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It was ‘The Vibe’ that sold it to me!

  • Ruth
  • 4th of December 2017
  • advice
  • home
  • home loan
The Happy Saver

I’m assuming you are reading this because you have a house and that house has a mortgage attached to it?  There was that one time I assumed the giant storage rack I constructed outside would fit through my front door when it was complete…  Assumptions can sometimes lead to muck ups. So, tell me, what…

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How to have a holiday without breaking the bank

  • Georgina Yarranton
  • 28th of November 2017
  • advice
  • holiday
  • holidays
  • money saving tips

A holiday’s purpose is to serve as a recreational experience but sometimes the thought of how much it will cost can really take the fun out of it. Before planning your next holiday, think about these five tips for reining-in the budget so you can enjoy your time away!   Figure out what’s actually important…

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