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    Supermarket owners banking super profits, NBR Rich List shows

    Supermarket owners banking super profits, NBR Rich List shows


    The supermarket trade is producing a generation of millionaires, according to the annual National Business Review (NBR) Rich...

    The supermarket trade is producing a generation of millionaires, according to the annual National Business Review (NBR) Rich List.
    A successful career path isn't a straight line anymore

    A successful career path isn't a straight line anymore


    Australian woman Rebekah Campbell is a serial entrepreneur, having founded four successful businesses, ranging from music to...

    Australian woman Rebekah Campbell is a serial entrepreneur, having founded four successful businesses, ranging from music to retail.
    Kiwibank's 90 per cent KiwiBuild mortgages

    Kiwibank's 90 per cent KiwiBuild mortgages


    Kiwibank signalled it would lend first time homebuyers getting into homes through the government's KiwiBuild programme as much as 90 per cent of the the purchase...

    Kiwibank signalled it would lend first time homebuyers getting into homes through the government's KiwiBuild programme as much as 90 per cent of the the purchase price.
    All the rewards in the world won't pay your credit card bill

    All the rewards in the world won't pay your credit card bill


    OPINION: Short term, high interest debt is one of the first things a financial advisor will advise you to get rid...

    OPINION: Short term, high interest debt is one of the first things a financial advisor will advise you to get rid of.
    Pay rises coming for workers, as minimum wage nips at heels of living wage

    Pay rises coming for workers, as minimum wage nips at heels of living wage


    Workers' salaries could benefit from a "ripple effect" when the minimum wage increases to $20 in 2021, the Reserve Bank says. Living wage supporters in particular are welcoming the Government's planned increase, even if it means employers may need to pay...

    Workers' salaries could benefit from a "ripple effect" when the minimum wage increases to $20 in 2021, the Reserve Bank says.

    Living wage supporters in particular are welcoming the Government's planned increase, even if it means employers may need to pay staff more.

    But one economist is warning that the 21 per cent minimum wage hike will inflate the cost of living as businesses try recover costs, hitting consumers in their pockets. 
    Budget Buster: Saving money with a motorbike? Not so fast

    Budget Buster: Saving money with a motorbike? Not so fast


    OPINION: My sister bought a shiny new motorcycle recently. Besides cementing her status as the coolest sibling, and almost giving my poor mum a heart attack, her purchase might also be a smart economic...

    OPINION: My sister bought a shiny new motorcycle recently. Besides cementing her status as the coolest sibling, and almost giving my poor mum a heart attack, her purchase might also be a smart economic decision.
    Time to downsize is before you think you need to

    Time to downsize is before you think you need to


    OPINION: Are you part of Generation Stuck? If you've already retired you're very likely to be. If you're in your 50s, you're headed that...

    OPINION: Are you part of Generation Stuck? If you've already retired you're very likely to be. If you're in your 50s, you're headed that way.
    Ask Susan: Why did my landlord want to know about my desk?

    Ask Susan: Why did my landlord want to know about my desk?


    When we applied for our current rental about six months ago they rang my husband's employer and asked what his desk was like, was it clean and tidy. It sounded like it was routine practise for them to ring your place of employment and ask if you are a...

    When we applied for our current rental about six months ago they rang my husband's employer and asked what his desk was like, was it clean and tidy. It sounded like it was routine practise for them to ring your place of employment and ask if you are a "neat and tidy person". Surely this is an invasion of privacy and not okay? My husband was deeply offended.
    Fuel prices creep up towards record high, again

    Fuel prices creep up towards record high, again


    Petrol prices are again approaching record highs across the country, following a 3 cents a litre hike on Friday...

    Petrol prices are again approaching record highs across the country, following a 3 cents a litre hike on Friday morning.
    KiwiSaver for foster children easier if new bill passes

    KiwiSaver for foster children easier if new bill passes


    National MP Hamish Walker is championing a law change to let foster parents open KiwiSaver accounts for foster children in their...

    National MP Hamish Walker is championing a law change to let foster parents open KiwiSaver accounts for foster children in their care.
    'KFC' test for tenants: Property managers asking for bank statements

    'KFC' test for tenants: Property managers asking for bank statements


    Property managers seem to have the backing of the Government in asking to be shown copies of potential tenants' bank statements, the Real Estate Institute...

    Property managers seem to have the backing of the Government in asking to be shown copies of potential tenants' bank statements, the Real Estate Institute says.
    Housing crisis needs fresh thinking, retirement commissioner Diane Maxwell says

    Housing crisis needs fresh thinking, retirement commissioner Diane Maxwell says


    Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell has pointed to the Abbeyfield model of retirement living as part of the solution to a pending retirement housing...

    Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell has pointed to the Abbeyfield model of retirement living as part of the solution to a pending retirement housing crisis.