Money Archive

Here’s why ACC is confusing for the self-employed

ACC have been sending out massive and confusing bills to those who are self-employed. The system is outdated and needs to change.

Understanding investing, part one: The basics

How to stop procrastinating and actually (finally) get on top of investing. Because there’s a good chance that if you’re reading this, you don’t know a single thing about it. 

Apple’s new all-in-one subscription package, explained

Apple has finally announced its long-anticipated content bundle Apple One. So what do you get, and for how much?

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about taxes but were too afraid to ask

New Zealand's tax system is terrible if you're poor.

There’s still gold in them hills

We're buying it, mining it, burying it, and losing it. The gold rush in New Zealand is still alive.

Nation of debt: How Covid-19 is changing the way we borrow

We're saving more and spending less. But how does this affect the amount government borrows?

We asked New Zealanders: Are you complying with the Covid alert level rules?

Compliance has dropped compared with the last time New Zealand was in a lockdown, a new poll shows.

In lockdown 2.0, sewing is the new sourdough

At least sewing machines are having a great year.

How lockdown made us rethink how we save and invest

Despite the economic downturn, recent months have seen more everyday New Zealanders investing their money than ever before. But why?

Live updates, August 17: Nine new community Covid cases; election delayed

The latest on New Zealand news and Covid-19 as it returns to the community, updated throughout the day.

The complete guide to finding and using a financial adviser

What do they do? Do I really need one? And how much do they cost? Gillian Boyes from the Financial Markets Authority breaks things down. 

The not-so-special supermarket deals

Sales and discounts hook people in, but do they really live up to the hype?

Kids need to learn about money. Here are just a few ways of doing it at home

Good habits start young, and with Money Week this week, now is a great time to look at how we can support and nourish our kids' financial journeys.

How to op shop – the beginner’s guide to finding a bargain gem

The art of op shopping is one that a lot of people have trouble with, but it doesn't have to be so hard.

Forget a capital gains tax – what NZ needs is a tax on inherited wealth

Without a capital gains tax, taxing inheritances is the best opportunity to address the entrenched inequalities of inter-generational wealth.

Live updates, July 31: Defence chief ‘deeply sorry’ for Burnham failings

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

How new laws are pushing predatory loan sharks closer to extinction

Amid fears of growing financial hardship throughout New Zealand, a comprehensive campaign against high-interest lenders looks to be gaining new ground.

Live updates, July 30: National at 32%, Labour 53% in 1 News poll

The latest on New Zealand news, politics and the Covid-19 crisis, updated throughout the day.

What the Equal Pay Amendment Bill means for women

Pay equity disputes are now easier to resolve for women in undervalued occupations.

Ticket scam bots are infesting Facebook. What happens when you chat to one?

As one of the few places on earth where live events are taking place, NZ is seeing its Facebook pages overrun by scammers trying to trick fans out of cash.

Three indicators to help pick winning stocks

In these uncertain times, what should investors be looking out for?

The best value mobile plans for every budget

Competition for customers is fierce among telcos, but which mobile plans offer the best value for money? We compare them to find out.

How Covid-19 revealed the dangers of financial illiteracy

Recent shocks to our economy have shown that when it comes to being informed around managing money, New Zealand still has a long way to go. 

A third of us feel financially strained, and it’s hurting our mental health

A new report measuring New Zealanders’ financial wellbeing highlights how key sectors of our population are feeling stressed over money, and how Covid-19 has made that worse.