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iTicket gets online eftpos

iTicket chief executive Reece Preston hopes the latest online payment offering will boost sales.

No credit card? No problem, says e-commerce company as it locks in its second online retailer.

Need a mortgage? Here's how

Banks lent $818 million to first-home buyers in March and $630m in April, up from $561m in April 2015.

The time is right for first-home buyers to strike, experts say.

Fixed-price power a 'one-way bet'

Most fixed-term contracts still allow increases in network costs to be passed on.

Your bill can rise even if you take up a fixed-price deal, Consumer NZ warns.

The missing KiwiSavers

Some believe it's time for a rethink to stop KiwiSaver incentives from flowing to the rich, while the poor miss out.

The holidaymakers, the poorly paid, the self-employed - many KiwiSavers aren't saving.

Pocket money: good or bad?

Gentle nudges can help kids learn about the power of savings and the importance of giving.

An allowance can be an amazing tool to teach kids about money, or it can turn them into entitled brats.

Banking on the change in money

Steven Faulkner says electronic transactions make up at least 40 per cent of his ice cream truck sales.

We're spending more than ever before so why's it getting harder for banks to stay open?

Victims in short supply

Christchurch company Acute Finance Ltd has been fined $22,000 for overcharging its customers.

Finance firm overcharged customers, but Commerce Commission can't find anyone to speak out.

Teen's possum fur phone cover

Maggie Gibson with her possum fur phone cover.

Maggie Gibson made the most Kiwi smartphone accessory from a possum she shot at the family farm.

Don't blow your savings yet...

What might your house deposit savings buy? Best not to find out.

If you scrimp and save but still can't afford a house, don't waste that nest egg on luxuries.

Over 50 and broke

Sylvie O'Donnell says it has become harder to find well-paying work as she has got older.

What can you do when you realise you should be financially sorted by now?

Tackle money madness

Are money worries keeping you up at night?

OPINION: Here's how to rid yourself of this common affliction.

Sorry, not traumatic enough

Some people think that anything they suffer that is "traumatic" should be covered.

Kiwis find out the hard way that insurance policies won't always pay out just because they're suffering.

Two agents may not deliver

In theory, listing with more agents means the property will be seen by a larger number of potential buyers.

If having one real estate agent is good, surely more than one is even better?

Don't scrimp on travel insurance

Holiday checklist: Passport, togs, sunscreen, and travel insurance.

OPINION: I'm not interested in saving $10 on a policy if it means bargain-basement, limited cover.

Firm sells after PNG fail to pay

As of March 2017, Evaluation Consult managed to claw back $315,000 of the $600,000 owed by Papua New Guinea government.

Firm owed more than half a million by PNG govt has been sold.

Magic tips for your career

Fortune tellers and tarot card readers prey on people's emotions, but you can succeed without resorting to such dark arts.

There are several ways you can use the tactics of a magician to conjure up success.

Masalas sell for millions

Joti Jain left the country before an appeal against her deportation was due to be heard.

Properties sold after Auckland restaurant chain reaches $8m tax evasion settlement.

The best city to be a renter

Tenants competing for properties are dealing with bigger increases in some parts of the country than in others.

While Wellingtonians face skyrocketing rents, tenants in Christchurch can count the savings.

Petrol price falls - but why?

The AA suggests there might be an ulterior motive for price cuts.

AA says underlying costs don't justify recent pump price falls.

David Jones denies second NZ store

David Jones took over Kirkcaldie & Stain's historic store on Lambton Quay in July last year.

The popular Aussie department store denies it's heading north.

Roboadvice coming closer to reality

Financial roboadvice is getting closer to becoming a reality in New Zealand.

Would you ask a machine for advice about your money woes? Soon you might be able to.

KiwiSaver calculators' confusingly differing forecasts

Beware fund managers predicting the future.

The differences between KiwiSaver online calculator forecasts might make investors do a double take.

Pricier loans could be on the cards

David Tripe, of Massey University, says there will be an impact on interest rates, although it may be small.

Homeowners with mortgages could bear the brunt of a credit downgrade for the big four banks.

Power savings run out

A dry winter is making power more expensive.

Flick customers complain about sudden price hike, but company says they had been warned.

Crowdfunding is no substitute

A medical emergency while you are overseas can be very expensive.

OPINION: Insurance is a boring thing to pay for. But don't count on anyone else bailing you out

Bank sales 'put customers at risk'

Bank staff are suffering humiliation when they cannot meet targets, their union says.

Bank workers are being forced to flog loans and credit cards to meet sales targets, union says.

Money can buy happiness. Here's how

Number one on the happy person's shopping list? Experiences, such as travel.

Three simple spending rules bring more joy than all the flash houses and cars in the world, says Harvard professor.

More reliable insurance would mean higher premiums

Attach your medical notes to your insurance applications, if you want to be sure you have cover.

Insurance that is more likely to pay claims, would cost more, Insurance Ombudsman says.

Hiring your own biographer

Maria de Jong (Left) and Karen Jarvis, biographers from Life Stories.

Maria de Jong is a biographer for hire with Life Stories, helping people to leave their descendents with readable versions of their life story.

7 tips to save on fruit and veg

The universe is cruel when millennials are denied even smashed avocado.

Opinion: Fresh produce is the least affordable it's been in almost six years, but don't give up on getting your 5+ a day.

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