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    Here are 10 ways to turn $100 into something more

    Here are 10 ways to turn $100 into something more


    One hundred dollars isn't a lot of money these days. A few hours' work, maybe. Half your grocery...

    One hundred dollars isn't a lot of money these days. A few hours' work, maybe. Half your grocery shopping.
    Debt collection industry on notice about misleading tactics

    Debt collection industry on notice about misleading tactics


    The Commerce Commission is putting the debt collection industry on notice, concerned about the way customers are being...

    The Commerce Commission is putting the debt collection industry on notice, concerned about the way customers are being treated.
    Chinese businessman Yikun Zhang's donations go beyond Simon Bridges

    Chinese businessman Yikun Zhang's donations go beyond Simon Bridges


    New Zealand has had its share of controversial political donations, but history shows little has been handed down in the way of...

    New Zealand has had its share of controversial political donations, but history shows little has been handed down in the way of penalties.
    Mastering the art of small talk at the office party

    Mastering the art of small talk at the office party


    If your in-box is anything like mine, you'll already be receiving invitations to Christmas parties and end-of-year networking...

    If your in-box is anything like mine, you'll already be receiving invitations to Christmas parties and end-of-year networking drinks.
    Rising petrol prices could see annual inflation climb to highest since 2011 next year

    Rising petrol prices could see annual inflation climb to highest since 2011 next year


    Record high petrol prices are likely to stoke household inflation, with economists warning annual cost of living increases could be headed above 2 per cent for only the second time since...

    Record high petrol prices are likely to stoke household inflation, with economists warning annual cost of living increases could be headed above 2 per cent for only the second time since 2011.
    Low-income people turning to loan sharks because 'they're nicer'

    Low-income people turning to loan sharks because 'they're nicer'


    Low-income people find it easier to get a loan from a payday lender's welcoming customer service team than to front up and ask for government assistance, a researcher...

    Low-income people find it easier to get a loan from a payday lender's welcoming customer service team than to front up and ask for government assistance, a researcher says.
    Ways to rein in your weekly food spending

    Ways to rein in your weekly food spending


    OPINION: Avocado gets a bad rap for undermining your savings potential, but in my experience food in general – which is much wider than just groceries – tends to be the biggest culprit for consistently blowing the family...

    OPINION: Avocado gets a bad rap for undermining your savings potential, but in my experience food in general – which is much wider than just groceries – tends to be the biggest culprit for consistently blowing the family budget.
    Budget Buster: Are airport lounges still worth it?

    Budget Buster: Are airport lounges still worth it?


    OPINION: If you want a quiet place to work or relax, away from the heaving crowds, you might have to leave the airport...

    OPINION: If you want a quiet place to work or relax, away from the heaving crowds, you might have to leave the airport lounge.
    A single person's guide to money

    A single person's guide to money


    OPINION: Being single brings a different set of financial challenges to those faced by couples, yet it is a state that is often ignored in financial literature. For older women in particular, financial strategies for living alone are important, as women...

    OPINION: Being single brings a different set of financial challenges to those faced by couples, yet it is a state that is often ignored in financial literature. For older women in particular, financial strategies for living alone are important, as women still outlive men by some years.
    Shoppers stung with 'hidden' credit card fee

    Shoppers stung with 'hidden' credit card fee


    Shoppers purchasing from overseas websites, and New Zealanders travelling abroad, are being pinged for every item they put on their credit cards. But how much they pay in fees varies...

    Shoppers purchasing from overseas websites, and New Zealanders travelling abroad, are being pinged for every item they put on their credit cards. But how much they pay in fees varies significantly.
    Psychologist turns into debt doctor

    Psychologist turns into debt doctor


    Dunedin psychologist Dr Rob Thomson extended his mortgage to launch a social enterprise to help vulnerable people keep themselves out of...

    Dunedin psychologist Dr Rob Thomson extended his mortgage to launch a social enterprise to help vulnerable people keep themselves out of debt.