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I earn more than men I date

When I first met my ex-husband, he earned more than me and loved my ambition. When I started earning more, it became a ...

When my ex-husband earned more than me, he loved my ambition. When I started earning more, it became a problem.

Christmas present freeze

Janine Starks has got herself into a bicycle predicament.

Feel free to roar with laughter. While I'm feeling miffed, there is an amusing side to an insurance pickle I've got myself into.

10 oldies, but goodies

A day trip without a thermos flask risks costing more than it should.

Here are some old-fashioned items that will save you money.

More bang for your Xmas bucks video

There are plenty of opportunities to secure good prices before Christmas.

OPINION: The key to getting the best possible price for your gifts is to be prepared, patient and informed.

Parents skip money homework

Sorry, mum and dad don't want to help with this assignment.

A Wellington financial educator is worried about how few parents are talking to their children about money.

Gareth Morgan's tax policy explained

Gareth Morgan chose to announce his policy outside John Key's "mansion" in Parnell, Auckland.

So what is Gareth Morgan planning?

Holy KiwiSaver, Batman!

KiwiSaver recommendations released using stop-motion video clips.

The Retirement Commissioner's plan to grow KiwiSaver, as told through superhero doll clips.

Breakdown of KiwiSaver plan

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell says she's copped abuse from people whiles researching changes needed to ...

Seven changes to KiwiSaver that could swell your nest egg.

Warning over fake $100 notes

Sergeant Andrew Russ holds a fake 100 dollar note next to a real one to show the differences.

Police say that retailers in South Taranaki should be wary if they are handed cash.

Eight ways to change KiwiSaver

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell is set to reveal her recommendations for changing KiwiSaver.

Recommendations to improve KiwiSaver are on the way, but how many of them are realistic?

How to pay off your credit card video

For personal trainer Vicki Lanini, beating credit card debt made her financially fit.

Vicki had a $14,000 credit card debt 4 years ago. Now, she owns her own home.

Bubble winners and losers

Biggest losers in a housing crash

Who stands to lose the most if there's a housing crash? And who - if anyone - stands to gain?

Kiwi personal debt 'mind-blowing'

Happy debt free Christmas: Now that is a welcome wish.

Personal debt spikes to $3500 for each man, woman and child in NZ, and that's before Christmas.

The jigsaw bubble video

Housing bubble puzzle piece

If we are in a housing bubble, how long have we got until it all falls down?

House prices will stop climbing video

Cameron Bagrie says the fact that house prices are high does not necessarily mean they will dramatically fall.

But will it be a soft landing, a hard landing or a crash landing?

Living on wartime rations

Piccadilly Circus on VE Day. There's not an obese person in sight.

OPINION: We've been living on wartime rations for the last two weeks. It's been an instructive experiment.

House prices only go up, right? video

People who bought just before the last market peak were particularly affected by the 2008 downturn.

Wrong. Have we forgotten the pain of 2008 already?

Hold my beer while I fix the crisis

There are now nearly 100 million dollar suburbs in Auckland.

OPINION: If only the government could help those home buyers forced to become million-dollar men.

Public as banking watchdog

The public acting as watchdog is one of the "Three Pillars" keeping banks stable.

The public must be taught to watch the banks better, Reserve Bank believes.

Investments register cops criticism

Tablets and mobile phones are the tools people use to compare financial products these days.

Experts are unimpressed with public investment register.

Give cold, hard cash for Christmas

No-one has ever opened a Christmas present and been devastated to discover a large wad of cash.

OPINION: A padded envelope seems like a cop-out, but it might actually bring the most festive joy.

Where the bubble is biggest

You can't talk about New Zealand's property boom without first looking at what has happened in Auckland.

We've broken the country into 751 suburbs - how big is the house price bubble where you live?

After the boom, an opening video

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Generic. Wellington city living building Mt Victoria houses villa homes.

Wellington's property market was once in the stratosphere, but is it still in orbit?

Bidding in NZ's hottest housing market video

The median sale price in October 2016 was $923,750 compared with $624,500 in October 2015.

A typical Queenstown house now sells for over $1m, so what's it like in an auction room there?

Cashed-up buyers still out in force video

Potential Auckland house buyers eye up properties at the Barfoot and Thompson auction.

If a bubble is bursting in Auckland's housing market, there's not much evidence of it in this city auction room.

Lawyer wins disciplinary appeal

A couple's fight with a finance company ended up in a fight with their lawyer as well.

Papali'i Lagolago did her best with a very difficult client, High Court judge says.

BNZ closes Newtown branch

Newtown shopkeeper Nelish Vallabh is planning on changing banks following the closure.

The closure of BNZ's Newtown branch is causing a stir in the suburb with residents irked at the lack of information they received from the bank.

Victims angry and betrayed

Economic crime is estimated to cost New Zealand billions of dollars each year.

Think you're too smart to be a victim of fraud? Think again.

Worker unpaid for 10 weeks

Madmacman was ordered to pay $6072 in wages and $72 in court costs.

An employee unpaid for 10 weeks had his claim of a grievance thrown out by the Employment Court.

Retirement commissioner's satirical video video

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell is known for her frank style, and her willingness to crack a joke.

Diane Maxwell uses mockumentary trailer to remind New Zealanders of NZ Super sustainability.

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