Big pay rise for Superfund boss

Another big pay rise for Adrian Orr - a 2.7 per cent bump to his base salary.

Superfund boss earns $1.2m a year, and he's just got another pay rise almost three times what was recommended.

Inflation higher than expected but interest rates on hold

The Reserve Bank would need to see clearer signs of price pressure if it were to move the OCR, economists said.

Prices rising faster than some economists predicted.

Loans falling through on buyers

Buyers are being told to make sure they fully understand what a bank has agreed to, before they make an unconditional offer.

The price is right, the deal is done ... but the money to buy that house has gone.

KiwiSavers' personalised videos

Personalised videos are a tool AMP is using to get KiwiSavers engaged enough to check they are in a suitable fund.

AMP takes another tack to educate its default savers about switching funds.

Pressure off interest rates

There could be changes ahead for the Reserve Bank, depending on the make-up of the next government.

Inflation tipped to run below 2 per cent again.

The great bull run

New Zealand's benchmark NZX-50 hit 8000 for the first time on Monday, and appears poised to mark its sixth straight year ...

New Zealand's sharemarket is seeing remarkable gains - can it continue?

Spared $50m fraud trial

Sonya Joubert said they had lost friends but also found great support.

NZ-based South African Sonya Joubert faced up to 15 years in jail in her home country over the case.

No worries living the 'van life'

Van life is suiting Jackie Norman and Gareth Scurr well.

Selling her Whangamata home and living in a modified Mazda Bongo Brawny made 2017 a great year for Jackie Norman.

Nudge yourself wealthier

Spending $80 more on average. money wallet generic cash notes bills

OPINION: The clever behavioural tweaks for spending less and saving more.

Older Kiwis splash out

Wellington foodie and blogger Tabitha Lorck admits she spends a little too much on food.

Spending figures show older Kiwis, not millenials, are the biggest dine-out spenders.

Capital gains tax 'fair'

Anthony Healy says New Zealand is a 'fair' society.

But don't expect it to fix housing affordability problems, says BNZ boss.

Water better than some cleaners

Pricier cleaning products are not necessarily better, Consumer NZ found.

A $1 bottle of spray and wipe cleaner gets near perfect score on Consumer test.

Renaissance Brewing 'a warning'

Renaissance Brewing has gone into voluntary administration, citing cash flow problems.

Crowdfunded firm now in administration prompts reminder to investors of risks involved.

Does solar power make sense?

The direction your roof faces will affect how much solar power you can produce, and when.

New tool to help determine whether it's worth putting solar panels on your house.

Relationship property law under review

Frances was surprised how hard it was to fight for her property rights. She was not able to access legal aid.

When Frances* left her husband after 20 years and four children together, she did not anticipate how hard it would be to get her half of their assets.

Amazon targets teens video

Part of Amazon's push is to offer Amazon Prime at half price for students.

Amazon moves to make it easier for the teen dollar to be spent with them as online business heats up.

Young people share too much

Social media is a place where crooks seek easy prey.

OPINION: Young people live in a post-privacy age, but some are living so openly online, they are courting disaster.

When to sell your house

Real Estate Institute chief executive Bindi Norwell says sellers should not get too hung up on trying to time the market.

Avoiding annual migration dips if you want a better sale price, data suggests.

Spring surge in food prices

Grocery food prices rose 0.9 per cent since August, and 3.7 per cent since September last year.

Butter a luxury as prices continue to rise, and wet weather pushes up the cost of kumara.

Keep political parties honest: NZIER

Labour had to fight off suggestions of a budget 'black hole'.

Call for independent process to check what promises will really cost.

Generate some business ideas

The most common question people ask is: "What if I just don't have any ideas for a business?"

If you want to start your own business, it doesn't have to be the next Amazon or LinkedIn to be a success.

Landlord lessons I learned stuff nation

House agent with stack money coin concept for your investment business.

Most Kiwi landlords are everyday battlers ''who work our butts off'' to get ahead the hard way.

Our $30 billion love affair video

British Car Museum owner Ian Hope has 471 cars, including this Rover 75.

Ian Hope may own more cars than any other person in NZ - quite a boast in a car-mad country.

KiwiSavers' big tax bill

As the amount of money in KiwiSaver grows, how it is taxed will become a more pressing issue.

Savers paid out $166m between them in the past year.

Auction may stamp $2.2m mark

International stamp and coin dealer John Mowbray of Mowbray Collectables, Otaki.

Mint stamp expected to top $50,000 at New Zealand's largest-ever stamp and coin auction.

NZX hits record 8000 high

The latest high comes amid warnings that the recent surge in shares may be coming to an end.

Sharemarket booms as investors seek higher returns than the bank.

Eftpos vs Apple Pay

Credit card payments, especially via contactless methods, are dearer for shops to accept.

NZ's fondness for eftpos may hinder the adoption of Apple Pay and other payment technologies.

BNZ CEO capital gains tax call video

Anthony Healy says banks aren't panicking about the property market slow-down.

New government should make it a priority to help rebalance the economy, says BNZ boss.

The beauty of a curious mind

Martin Hawes: "Curiosity means that if we do something that failed, we ask ourselves why we did it."

OPINION: Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it's great for good business decisions, Martin Hawes writes.

Staff exodus from Commission for Financial Capability

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell says higher-paying private companies keep poaching her staff leading to high ...

The government's financial education arm is having trouble holding onto staff, but retirement commissioner Diane Maxwell says its in good shape.

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