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Henderson prioritised power bill over PAYE

Bankrupt property developer Dave Henderson.

Dave Henderson paid his personal power bill from company funds but left IRD waiting for PAYE tax.

Right royal advice

Financial struggles will not be a worry to  Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

HRH Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge is assured of cradle to grave financial security.

Tax 'freedom' on May 7

This year 'tax freedom day' falls on May 7.

Kiwis will pay off their collective taxes two days later this year.

Best credit card rewards revealed

Which provider has the best credit card offer?

Who's offering the juiciest deals in the turbulent credit card market?

Gov't targets property investors

A soaring Auckland housing market has prompted the government to look at how it can get a cut.

OPINION: The IRD may get increased funding to go after property speculators who should be paying taxes.

Auckland house sales hit 10-year high

The Auckland housing market faces a shortage of properties in the coming months.

Barfoot & Thompson says that "lack of choice is an issue" but they do have homes under $500,000.

Inland Revenue runs 'cashies' crackdown

Inland Revenue Department is shown here as a barrier arm on fringe benefit tax. It wants unstated taxable income on residential housing jobs too

Inland Revenue Department tagged four parts of Auckland for a 'cashies' tax crackdown that could turn into a national campaign.

Free power from new electricity company

New electricity retailer Electric Kiwi offers one hour free power a day.

A new online electricity company is giving power to its customers by offering an hour of free electricity during off-peak hours.

Bank battle over ATM scam

Wellington man Ujjal Ghosh had money stolen out of his Bank of Baroda and BNZ bank accounts from possible skimmers.

An ATM scam has left a Wellington man fighting his Indian-based bank for compensation.

Why you need Pricemaker

Pricemaker can save you the trouble of going store to store to find the best product for your needs.

Who has time these days to traipse from shop to shop when looking for a big ticket item? Pricemaker can make it easier.

Petrol up another 2c

Petrol prices are now up about 12 cents since the middle of last month.

Petrol prices are now up about 12 cents since the middle of last month.

Ideas on retirement video

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell needs your help.

Retirement Commissioner needs your help in tackling one of the biggest issues facing NZ.

Homeowners hoping the bubble spreads

Jo McDougall and daughter Abigail Eiolart are selling their Seatoun Heights, Wellington house.

Childcare centre owner Jo McDougall has put her four-bedroom Seatoun home on the market after deciding it is time to downsize.

Bubble to spread nation wide

Lots of options, but can you afford them?

House prices in major cities are about to surge as Auckland's property boom spreads. 

Jobs grow, wage rises modest

Tens of thousands of new jobs were created last year and economists expected that to keep going this year in March quarter figures due out on Wednesday.

Tens of thousands of jobs created but steady NZ unemployment rate tipped.

Landlords dismiss Auckland Accord

The Auckland Housing Accord will have little effect on house prices, landlords say.

Landlords don't appear to believe the Auckland Housing Accord is going to have a dramatic effect on affordability in the city.

MYOB achieves solid listing price

MYOB will list on the Australian stock market on Monday.

Xero's big rival, MYOB's shares have been set at A$3.65 after a bookbuild.

85-year-old targeted for $25K loan

Neil Roberts, founder of Harmoney.

Mr Whippy lesson

Robbing a Mr Whippy is a poor risk/reward choice.

Two armed teenagers who robbed an ice cream van showed a bad grasp of risk and reward.

Customer leaves $3000 tip

A $3000 tip on a $43 bill certainly sets a new standard.

Thought you were generous for refusing your change on your coffee this morning? Think again.

Millionaire family's power struggle

Ben Gough has won the latest court battle in the wealthy family's long-running power struggles

Christchurch richlister Ben Gough wins the latest court battle in wealthy family's feud.

Confess or distress

Insurance and Savings Ombudsman Karen Stevens.

Non-disclosure to insurers may be accidental, but can be a costly mistake.

Seeking Islam-friendly mortgages

Sara Jawadi is turning her attention to private financial institutions and lenders in a hope to get Muslim-friendly mortgages

A Muslim woman who unsuccessfully lobbied New Zealand’s big banks for interest-free mortgages is turning her attention to other financial institutions.

Your Money: KiwiSaver Spotlight

KiwiSaver

We profile the SBS Growth Fund for Your Money.

Bargain hunting Dads power switch

Lines charges are often blamed for soaring electricity costs. But not all retailers charge for them the same way.

Thrifty dads are chasing savings but many power users are still ignoring the possible benefits of switching.

Word of the Week

Debt remission

Debt remission – when a creditor extinguishes a borrower's or debtor's liability.

A Broker’s View: Genesis Energy

Genesis' share of profits from the Kupe oil and gas field is likely to come in lower than previously expected.

Quick sale of Genesis bonus shares avoided shareprice drop.

Agony Aunt: KiwiSaver lumpsum investment

KiwiSaver may not be the best place to invest a large inheritance.

My wife and I have just inherited some money, what is the best way to invest it?

Get your Government cash boost

Don't forget to grab your big five hundy this year.

With $521 up for grabs, don't leave money sitting on the table.

Why being a "black sheep" can boost your fortunes

They might not admit it, but dads are not in fact experts on everything under the sun.

Copying your family members' financial decisions is not always a smart move.

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