Stop 'naming and shaming'

Our two biggest telecoms companies attracted the most complaints to the Commerce Commission in 2015, but they also have ...

Lawyers call on consumer watchdog to muzzle itself by not naming the companies people complain most about.

Top 10 consumer abuses

Building supplies: Cowboy builders and tradies are a threat to homeowners' wallets.

Dodgy debt collectors, mis-sold extended warranties and unsafe goods are among the main consumer traps.

Joon earns investment win

(L-R) Kar Yew Lee (Finance events leader at the University of Auckland Management Club MCC), Jmin Joon (University of ...

Engineering student Jmin Joon has scooped first place in the CMC Markets National University Trading Challenge.

Support for LVR exemptions

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Stock Photo - Hand holding miniature house

"5421;House;Home Interior;Residential Structure;Real ...

People approaching point where they need subsidies to live in Auckland, mortgage adviser says.

Test your KiwiSaver knowledge

Do you know how to maximise your KiwiSaver returns?

How much do you know about the superannuation savings scheme?

Sharing rooms with strangers

This Sandringham room can be shared for $125 per week with a male student.

"No, I do not enjoy it, but it's the only way I can save some money," says a new Kiwi sharing a room with 4 others.

How to save $100k by 25

The view from the office this morning. So much serenity.

Sure, you could work a proper 9-5 job for 40 years. Or you could do this instead.

$32m mansion's new owner

The Dotcom mansion has new owners.

The Dotcom Mansion has been bought by a trust, but who really owns it?

Bank customer 'stranded'

Shay Speers said he had plans for the money he now cannot access.

Fraudsters hit Shay Speers' bank account - now he's left without money 'til Monday.

Banks' city focus

Westpac is closing 19 branches, mainly in smaller towns.

Banks are now mainly in big city centres. But do they owe it to the smaller towns to stay?

Auckland prices blitz CVs

It can be hard to work out what is a fair price for a property when the majority are advertised without one.

Almost 200 Auckland houses have sold for at least twice their current council valuations.

Stop poking the avocados video

Kiwis eat more than 6.5 million avocados every year – the equivalent of the weight of a Suzuki Swift.

Shops issue orders to grabby customers as bumper crop arrives in supermarkets.

Shops bow to voucher pressure

Three major NZ retailers have bowed to pressure to remove expiry dates on their gift cards. Others have agreed to extend ...

Paying something for nothing - NZ shoppers are losing $10 million a year on gift cards that expire.

End in sight for daily deals?

With so many deal sites available, some customers are switching off.

Customers overwhelmed by array of sites starting to disengage "en masse", analyst says.

Self-employed people's ACC risk

As many as seven in eight self-employed people need to review their ACC arrangements.

Only one in eight self-employed business owners have agreed levels of cover from ACC.

Daily deal vouchers sour

290411 - BUSINESS Photo: Screen Grab / Waikato Times. Screen grabs from thre websites - 1-day, treatme, and Grabone.

The pizzeria meltdown didn't come out of nowhere - those deal sites we love can be very bad business.

How to avoid the zone-drone

There is a public misconception that the higher a school's decile the better its academic performance, experts say.

Houses in prestigious Auckland school zones sell for eye-watering sums, but there's at least one bargain area.

Employers: What you need to know

If your employees are saving to buy a first house, you could tap into resources such as workshops and webinars that will ...

Is your business meeting its KiwiSaver obligations?

A relationship money check-up

If you split it probably won't be as expensive as Brangelina's divorce, but it's still worth getting things right at the ...

Is your spring fling turning into something more serious? Here's what you need to know

How to get duty-free bargains

Experts say some duty-free retailers are banking on impulse shoppers who've forgotten presents for family and friends.

Should you buy in NZ? Wait until you get to your destination? Skip duty-free entirely?

Is 'organic' a waste of money?

Organic products sound appealing - but do their claims stack up?

OPINION: Are 'green' claims just a good way for businesses to boost sales?

Going, going ... sold! video

New owners of a Pringle St home in Taita are Neeraj Narwal and his wife Bharti Sirohi, who is holding their ...

Wellington's hot property market fuelled by drastic rise in numbers of people turning to auctions.

Maybe you can afford to quit

The wealthiest people are often not the flashiest.

OPINION: How much money do you need to never work again? The answer might surprise you.

$10 kickstarts banking revolution

Blockchain could change banking as we know it.

New technology - proved to work with A$10 transfer - could change banking as we know it.

Stuffing up your contents cover

Burglars have a window of opportunity to search for valuables, so keep precious items in carefully prepared hide-e-holes.

Stuff costs money to buy, and stuff costs money to own.

OCR held at 2% video

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler is expected to leave interest rates on hold this week, but signal that another  cut ...

House price rises are "excessive" but bank thinks tougher lending rules may be starting to bite.

Money can buy happiness

Believe it or not, if you already have the basics of life covered, a big pay rise won’t necessarily make you happier.

But the relationship between the two isn’t as simple as you might think.

Trust won't buy railway station

The Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust will not be buying Wellington railway station.

Trust elects not to exercise right of first refusal over Wellington landmark.

Star signs and your credit score

Your credit score is not influenced by the stars.

Concerns credit scores take people's star signs into account are dismissed.

Exploiting store in liquidation

Sun 2 Moon in Johnsonville was put into liquidation on Monday.

Wellington grocery store recently ordered to pay $53,000 for worker exploitation will be liquidated.

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