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Two arrested in connection with scam

An elderly victim of a scam reads through the list of withdrawals against her card.

Police have arrested two people who allegedly scammed elderly people in Christchurch.

Is this huge car price a record? video

The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti was raced to victory by legendary British driver Stirling Moss at the Cuba Grand Prix in 1958.

Exchange rates and auction locations mean the title of the most expensive car ever sold at auction is up for debate.

How much do you earn? video

He earns HOW MUCH? Keeping salaries secret won't help close the gender pay gap.

OPINION: Don't be shy.

Rise of beauty entrepreneurs

Kiwi vlogger Shannon Harris, otherwise known as Shaaanxo, is ranked fourth in the world for beauty channels on YouTube and is New Zealand's most subscribed channel.

Beauty is a billion dollar business in New Zealand, and it's bred a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Lessons from the law

Laetitia Peterson is a financial advisor at The Private Rooms on Princes St, Auckland.

Laetitia Peterson has dissected the money lives of lawyers, and it

Prominent Kiwis talk money

Richie McCaw Westpac ad

Richie McCaw joins the likes of Michele A'Court, Susan Wood and Ali Ikram in breaking down money taboos.

Richie takes on finance video

Richie McCaw in the Westpac advert.

First he joined Facebook, then he fought frost, joined a helicopter company and got engaged. Now Richie takes on personal finance.

Retailers forced to reveal data

Many consumers may need help interpreting the data they can now request from their electricity providers.

Consumers now have the right to request more information about their household's power consumption and it is being tipped to lead to a new industry of power price comparison services.

Heat to push up power bills

Wellingtonians have been cranking the air con thanks to unusually hot summer days.

Advice for hot Wellingtonians: "Don’t reach for the air con remote and set it as low as you can."

Is your gym taking advantage?

Does your gym contract allow you to cancel if your circumstances change?

OPINION: Gym-goers signing away their rights when they join centres to get fit.

Cut your credit card bill

Never put your credit card in an ATM.

Are you using your credit card properly? Here's how to check.

Don't get spooked by jitters

KiwiSaver growth funds' returns hit a few bumps in January.

OPINION: Tumultuous markets an opportunity to look for bargains

Ross clients settle to avoid court

Fraudster David Ross was jailed for 10 year and 10 months for his role in New Zealand's largest ever ponzi scheme.

Three investors in NZ's biggest ponzi scheme agree to return $446K in fictitious profits.

Scammers target retirement village

An elderly victim of a scam reads through the list of withdrawals against her card.

Con artists visit elderly at retirement home, swapping a Prezzy Card for their credit card.

Plan and save for that dream trip

The Pacific Pearl prepares to berth in Wellington.

OPINION: Plan for your dream trip, or risk disappointment in retirement.

Property market shows spark

Flat prices may represent changing mix of houses sold rather than lower demand, agent says.

Prices flat but Auckand agency reports busy month for house sales.

Home loans for bankrupts

Former bankrupts need specialist loans to get themselves afloat again. ALOYSIUS PATRIMONIO/123RF

Bankruptcy need not mean the end of your property dreams thanks to special home loans for the credit impaired.

Elderly preyed on video

An elderly woman who was ripped off by scammers reviews the list of withdrawals against her bank card.

One woman lost $20,000 in a scam hitting the elderly in Canterbury, but will banks reimburse victims?

Rise in student loan writeoffs

An ageing population and inflation are among the reasons behind an $11m spike in loan writeoffs.

Ageing population means more debtors are dying without paying off their loans.

Gold trading firm scrutinised

One pensioner paid $29,000 into the PTT scheme before her lawyer managed to secure a full refund.

Liquidators are examining the records of PTT, which is also being investigated by the FMA.

Every penny counts

ICBC's Karen Hou says: "Chinese tend to think ahead and plan more, and they save more as a result..." PETER MEECHAM/FAIRFAX NZ

"No health, no wealth" and other financial wisdom from the head of the NZ branch of the world's largest bank.

Grumpy grandparents want pay

Christine and John Snelling with their grandson Cassius, who is six.

Almost 40 per cent of grandparents feel they deserve to be paid for caring for grandchildren.

City drivers 'paying more for fuel'

Petrol at BP in Masteron is 10c a litre cheaper than in the capital.

AA claims motorists in Wellington and South Island are subsidising discounts elsewhere.

Cancelling personal loan guarantees

Extinguishing a personal guarantee over a loan may require escapology skills.

Once you've signed on the dotted line, it can be hard to extinguish a personal guarantee over some else's loan.

'Demand up from payment' from PNG

When Foreign Minister Murray McCully visited Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, last year, he raised Evaluation Consult's issue.

The Papua New Guinea government is yet to pay its $600,000 debt to Wellington company Evaluation Consult.

Eftpos machines working again

The eftpos network in some parts of the country was down on Monday.

After crashing in several parts of the country, leaving card-users unable to make payments, the Eftpos network is back online.

Unemployment pressured by migration

Figures this week will show whether unemployment rose at the end of 2016.

Figures out this week could help determine whether interest rates will be cut in March.

Feeling a bit loan-sharkish?

Would lending money at nearly 40 per cent for profit make you a loan shark?

OPINION: Money and morals do mix, and each one of us has to decide how we want to make our returns.

Nadene may still lose Lomu shares

The executor of Jonah Lomu's estate says he is looking into why shares in his company were transferred to his widow, Nadene.

Changes giving ownership of Jonah Lomu's company to his widow could prove meaningless.

Ikea: Will they or won't they?

It seems barely a month goes by without a rumour of an Ikea store opening in New Zealand.

Big international brands quizzed on their plans for New Zealand.

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