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Parking tickets 'poor form'

AA says motorists should be let off if they can prove they paid.

AA says parking companies should wipe penalties when motorists can prove they paid.

Paper millionaires retire poor

Your house might be worth lots of money, but you can't eat it.

Some Kiwis are living in million dollar houses but living on less than $25,000 a year.

Giving families $200 a week

Kristen Rupapera says a universal benefit would mean she could do more with her daughter Jaymie.

It's possible to find the $1.8b for a no-strings-attached benefit for children, but is NZ ready for it?

Savers in driver's seat

Banks may have to start fighting harder for deposits.

After a tough few years, things are looking up for people with money in the bank.

Demand more from your bank

It's common to struggle to manage money - banks could do more to help.

OPINION: The financial institution you deal with most often should offer more of a helping hand.

Fake name for fraudster

John Fagan, leaving the Palmerston North District Court in 2013 when he was charged with fraud.

Self confessed "armed maniac" used a false name to peddle Manawatu property deal.

Unprepared for a meeting?

Take responsibility straight away if you didn't do what you said you would.

You meant to put together a presentation last night but fell asleep on the couch. Don't panic.

Council staffer in SFO sights

Julie Read is the chief executive of the Serious Fraud Office, which is investigating an employee of the Westland ...

Serious Fraud Office investigates an employee of the Westland District Council.

Rise of tax refunds industry

Mytax.co.nz's Lester Binns said: "We're proud to deliver the lowest fees in New Zealand of the top three major tax ...

Every year 57 per cent of Kiwis apply for a tax refund.

Mortgage rationing bites

Rationing is a term synonymous with World War II, but brokers are now using the word about mortgages.

Looking for a house? It's getting tougher for home buyers to borrow as the big banks become more picky.

How to manage millennials

Businesses need to show young workers that there are opportunities for growth, Marsh suggests.

Lisa Martin has given up on hiring graduates because most of them leave to go overseas.

No resignation over pay boost

NZ Super Fund chief executive Adrian Orr was granted a 35.6 per cent salary increase last year over the objections of ...

Chairwoman who signed off NZ Super Fund boss's salary hike says she isn't going anywhere.

When credit card panic sets in

How do you feel about credit card debt?

For Australians, the tipping point is A$4113 but it depends how old you are and where you live.

Being single helps success

In the age of growing connectedness, being single offers a clear advantage: more restorative solitude.

Single life is portrayed in a negative light it can actually be good for your career, if you're a woman.

Biggest cyber risk? Your staff

Emails falling into the wrong hands can be a significant cyber threat.

It can be as simple as an employee losing confidential information or sending it to the wrong person.

'Ditch minimum wage'

Some families have to choose between paying rent or the food bill because they cannot do both, one budget adviser says.

Leading budget adviser says scrap minimum wage as it encourages employers to pay staff less than they are worth.

WWII vet didn't want Bitcoins

Ray Toler, who is accused of obtaining by deception $22,000 from a 95-year-old war veteran.

Lancaster bomber veteran thought he was getting war pension transferred, not invested in Bitcoins.

Bank: Customers signed away right to privacy

Nicky Hager, author of Dirty Politics, had his home raided by police.

Bank argued customers agreed to data being given to police, by signing terms and conditions.

Borrowers shift to fix

ANZ is one bank that has noticed more borrowers want fixed-term rates.

When first-home buyer Pippa Jefferies took out a mortgage recently, she decided to fix the bulk of it.

Kiwibank profits down

While Kiwibank's branch at Queensgate in Lower Hutt reopened quickly after the November earthquake, the state-owned bank ...

State-owned bank says its margins are coming under pressure, with profits falling.

Buyers slowly regaining confidence

Hayley and David Ludgate recently sold their first home to buy a piece of land.

Twenty-one-year-old property owner says now is not a bad time to buy.

Moving back in with the folks

Three generations, one house. Not as rare as you may think.

 OPINION: Having adult children move back in can make immense financial sense.

Nigel Latta: Spend to be happy video

Nigel Latta says getting more money doesn't really change your level of happiness. But how you spend it, and what you ...

Getting more money doesn't really change your level of happiness. But how you spend it, and what you spend it on, can make a difference.

Rise of the e-bike

Follow the bike path to big transport savings.

 Sales of e-bikes expected to pass 20,000 in 2017.

Buying new cars is for suckers

A new car is not a sign of success – the proud owner is usually driving around a rapidly-depreciating bank loan on wheels.

OPINION: As soon as you drive off the lot, the value plummets faster than a skydiving elephant.

Harmoney's $200million Australian launch

Brisbane is the first place where Harmoney will start lending in Australia.

Kiwi peer to peer lender starts making unsecured personal loans to Australians.

Who needs deodorant anyway?

Lucy AitkenRead says she has saved thousands of dollars.

New Zealand woman says she has saved thousands by giving up beauty products and toiletries.

Sporty cars boost retail sales video

Sales of SUVs are strong at Capital City Motors, a Wellington Ford and Mazda dealership.

SUVs are our vehicle of choice, car dealers say.

Kiwis won't pay for NZ-made

Augustine fashion designer Kelly Coe says many people are not prepared to pay for New Zealand-made.

That $2 t-shirt is probably too good to be true.

Free money when you shop

Aaron Senden has launched Cascho.co.nz.

Gavin Male estimates he used to get $1500 a year back on his shopping just from using British online cashback sites.

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