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How to cash in on boomers

More retirement villages are likely to be needed.

An ageing population creates opportunities for investors of any age.

BNZ 'conflict' over payday lenders video

BNZ needs to stop offering banking services to payday lenders if it's serious about its pledge to stamp out the sector, ...

BNZ shouldn't offer banking to payday lenders if it's serious about stamping out the sector, expert says.

Pay rise for Countdown staff video

The First Union deal, affecting 15,000 workers around the country means that anyone who has worked for the chain for 12 ...

"$2-3 an hour is a really big deal," say the workers who have been some of the lowest-paid in the country.

Dad's $7k bill to see son video

More than 40 per cent of lawyers who responded to the survey had stopped doing legal aid work for relationship property ...

Josh has been involved in a drawn-out legal dispute to get access to his toddler. His is just one of many such stories.

Record house prices

Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawke's Bay, Manawatu/Whanganui and Otago all had record median house prices.

Six regions power ahead as house prices top median $600,000 for the first time.

Interest rate lows: Was that it?

The Reserve Bank surprised the market by keeping the official cash rate on hold.

There's a warning home loan rates might not get much lower.

Home Direct customers lose $644k

Home Direct has 250 staff and operates nationwide selling goods online, over the phone and through truck shops.

Unfair terms meant customers were stuck in voucher scheme.

How system favours Boomers video

Young people start off life with more debt and less assets. But what if they never catch up?

Kiwis aged 55 to 75 are worth $744b, and society has created hurdles to stop younger people joining them.

Southland a property investment star video

The Real Estate Institute says the Southland region iks the best-performing region for investors, with the ...

If you want a property investment with a good return, you might do well to look to Southland.

NZ: A nation of renters?

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Home ownership is at its lowest since 1951, and according to one economist, greedy Boomers are to blame.

$18k in Family Court fees video

A woman told the researchers she had amassed debt of $18,000 and still hadn't achieved resolution.

Stuck in caravan with no power, no toilet, ex scrambled to make payments on house.

Landlord 'worth a big Lotto win'

Graeme Fowler says he's made many mistakes through his investing career.

Graeme Fowler worked 12-hour days to save the deposit on his first investment property.

BNZ leave 'not all it appears'

The way the announcement was handled has upset some staff.

Angry BNZ staff say their employer's six weeks' annual leave offer was the result of "corporate sleight of hand".

Who's a millionaire in NZ?

Credit Suisse said there were 185,000 New Zealanders who were worth at least US$1m (NZ$1.57m).

Significant increase in number of Kiwis earning more than $150,000.

Property market surge predicted

Standout price performers were Otorohanga and Stratford districts where residential values increased 33.6 per cent and ...

A property market pick-up could be the start of something more sustained, Quotable Value (QV) says.

'Hassle-free capital gains'

Amy Wilkes, left, says the platform can help buyers and investors.

A new platform will match first-home buyers with investors who'll pay their deposit.

Earning $100k and it's not enough video

The proportion of households who say they have enough or more than enough money has increased from 51 per cent in 2008 ...

More of us feel we have enough money - but it's getting tougher for the richest.

Former ANZ boss misses out on millions

David Hisco left ANZ in June.

David Hisco left ANZ under an expense cloud. And his exit has cost him.

UN worker can't buy house

Richard Moore moved to New Zealand in 2005.

Richard Moore says requirement to be in NZ is keeping him out.

$1m homes by the sea video

This Moana Rd property is the closest to the water sold this year.

Houses next to the water sell for a median over $1 million in NZ, even ones just metres from the rising tide.

24 homes flipped in a year

Graeme Fowler said he had done about 250 to 300 trades in his lifetime.

Graeme Fowler owns 80 rental properties. Then he tried to make $1 million in a year.

Flick fallout hurts bottom line video

Z Energy chief executive Mike Bennetts with Flick Electric chief executive Steve O'Connor.

Z slashes value of its investment in power retailer.

Big banks, big profits video

ANZ will report its profit on Thursday morning.

ANZ just clocked $1.8b despite a 'challenging year'. Are we being ripped off?

Financial secrets of the wealthy

If you're looking for something to do with your leftover money, there are a few options.

OPINION: My friend got a better deal from the bank than I did.

How to make $1.5m in less than a year

This Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, house was  bought and sold again 275 days later for a gain of $1.5 million.

Big dollars being made from "being in the right place at the right time".

How I became debt-free video

Graham Moore was able to become debt-free after selling his Auckland house to move to Hawke's Bay.

One was "technically bankrupt" in his 20s, the other sold up and moved. Both are now debt-free.

'Banks at risk'

The Reserve Bank trying to shore up the New Zealand banking sector's resilience with its proposal to increase their ...

Return on equity too low for some to survive, consultants' report says.

Foreign buyers drop back video

Queenstown was one of the few areas that had enough foreign transactions to report.

If you were hoping fewer overseas buyers would mean lower house prices, you'd be disappointed.

Mr Perfect's $10k tenancy bill video

The Huntly property was left damaged, the tribunal was told.

Landlord discovers doors smashed, furniture dumped and graffiti. Tenant gets $10k bill.

Cost of living increasing... for some video

The highest-spending households faced the lowest quarterly inflation in September of 0.4 per cent, compared with 0.7 per ...

Wealthiest Kiwis experiencing smallest cost increases.

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