Many people do not realise that they may be entitled to a tax refund. In fact more people than not are due at least one refund in the last five...
Who wants some extra money?
March 23, 2018 by Tim Riley from My Tax Refund
It's International World Happiness Day! How good are you at being happy?
March 21, 2018 by Jane
We all know people who exude happiness and smiles. They seem to bounce not walk and tackle the challenges of family life, jobs and personal stuff head on. What are...
Are you prepared? a legacy checklist
March 19, 2018 by Jane
No-one likes to think about life after they’re gone, least of all parents. But once you’ve got a few things sorted you can banish most of those worrying thoughts from...
Happy International Women’s Day
March 08, 2018 by Jane
Not so long ago, generally speaking, men were the higher income earners (if not the only household earner) and consequently controlled the family spending, allowing their wives an allowance for...
Money flying out the door? Time for a family financial review.
February 27, 2018 by Jane
For parents it’s the time of year when it can feel like money is flying out the door. Uniforms and stationery have been purchased, school donations often still need...
Not all technology is created equal
February 13, 2018 by Jane
As a digital business we are always interested in technology and technological advancements, sometime we find things that are alarming rather than exciting.
Group Life Scheme designed for kiwi businesses
February 01, 2018 by Michelle
New Zealand is a country where businesses with less than a 100 employees are the cornerstone of our economy. So we’re really proud to have partnered with Belong...
Summer Safety - on the water
January 31, 2018 by Kerry
In the last of our blogs on Summer Safety, we’re hitting the water. We Kiwis love our boats. Whether it’s sailing, fishing, kayaking, water skiing or cruising. ...
Summer Safety - on the beach
January 09, 2018 by Jane
In the third of our blogs on Summer Safety, we head to the beach. Slap on the sunblock The first step in being summer safe in NZ and on the...
Summer Safety - around the BBQ
December 21, 2017 by Michelle
BBQs are a great NZ tradition. Many of us are looking forward to a Christmas dinner cooked on the barbecue rather than one cooked in the oven. Followed...
Summer Safety - on the road
December 05, 2017 by Jane
Road safety has been making headlines again as we approach the busy summer season and the road toll for 2017 tops last year’s total. (Radio NZ). Holidays periods are typically the...
Not the Christmas you planned …
November 22, 2017 by Jane
A few weeks ago we wrote about being prepared for the ‘silly season’. While for most Christmas is a time for festivity, for many it can be a...
Don't just 'see through' the silly season - own it!
November 09, 2017 by Jane
Its nearly upon us… that time of year when your calender goes nuts, there’s no time for exercise because you’re too busy going to Christmas parties and end of year...
Liam Malone – an inspirational start to a mid-week morning
November 01, 2017 by Michelle
I had the pleasure to hear Liam Malone, NZs medal winning ‘blade runner’, speak this morning at a Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) event. ...
What does it mean to be healthy?
October 24, 2017 by Jane
From a life insurance perspective to get a healthy living discount, you need to be able to answer all our health questions in the positive. Inherently this means that...
Obesity has overtaken tobacco as a leading cause of death in NZ.
October 11, 2017 by Michelle
Almost one in three adult New Zealanders (over 15 years) is obese, and one in ten children. New Zealand has the third highest adult obesity rate in the world,...
Happy International Day of Older Persons!
September 27, 2017 by Jane
Sunday 1 October is the ‘International Day of Older Persons’. A day we celebrate those who have lived long and all that they have to offer us. ...
What happens with my life insurance after I die?
September 13, 2017 by Kerry
When you take out a life insurance policy, it’s for the benefit of those you leave behind. You want to make sure your loved ones are taken care of...
What did the buffalo say to his son when he left for college?
August 29, 2017 by Jane
Bison! Love them or hate them, Dad jokes can give you the giggles even when they’re terrible.
Crowdfunding or Insurance – which would you choose?
August 27, 2017 by Gillian
We all want to help our friends in times of tragedy. Sometimes we are also drawn to help people we have never met. Everyday day we read about misfortunes...
Mindfulness - more than just a buzzword
August 03, 2017 by Debbie Schultz
Training in mindfulness techniques has been proven to create new pathways in the brain that increase our ability to be more focused and less...
Cancer now more common than getting married or having a first baby
July 26, 2017 by Michelle
Research from the UK suggests that developing cancer is now more common than getting married or having a first baby. In the UK more than 350,000 cancers are diagnosed...
I'm Young and Single - Why Should I Take Out Life Insurance Today?
July 11, 2017 by Jane
It's true that young, healthy adults are at very low risk of death. Sure, accidents can happen or you might end up being among the unlucky few that develops a...
Emirates Team New Zealand - the risks were worth taking!
June 30, 2017 by Michelle
It is a brilliant thing that Emirates Team New Zealand have managed to pull off. Let’s bask in the glory of winning something that challengers are set up to...