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Buying A Vehicle

April 30th, 2017

Next to buying a house, buying a vehicle is a significant purchase.  It pays to do some basic research before you make a decision. If you buy privately, you need to be aware that you aren’t protected by the Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA) or Fair Trading Act (FTA). It is better to buy from a... (read more)

Buying on credit

November 25th, 2016

  While it is better to avoid buying on credit, there are times when it is necessary. So if you have to borrow money, there are a number of things you need to know: 1. Whatever type of loan you need, shopping around for the lowest interest rate and best terms is essential.  Lenders have... (read more)

Your consumer rights explained

May 24th, 2016

As a consumer it is important that you know your rights. When buying goods and services you are protected by both the Fair Trading Act and the Consumer Guarantees Act.  These ensure that the products you purchase are of good quality and are reasonably priced. The information below explains how these laws can protect you... (read more)

Budgeting Made Simple

April 20th, 2016

At this time of year, it is important to think about budgeting and your plan for the financial year. Although making a budget can be daunting, it is one of the best things you can do if you want to keep your spending in check. One of the best places to do this, is Sorted... (read more)

Home Security On A Budget

December 24th, 2015

If you’re planning a holiday, you’re going to want to ensure that your home and property are secure. In the following guide, we’ve got everything covered to keep you safe. On Holiday Consider joining Neighbourly. This is a free service which allows you to connect with other neighbours using a private website.  Members are able to... (read more)

Add Value To Your Home With Budget DIY

November 9th, 2015

Spring is traditionally the time when we look at sprucing up our home environment. But with so many DIY projects out there, it’s hard to know where to start. This guide is divided into two parts. The first is for homeowners who just want to revamp the look of their home. The second section is... (read more)

Slash Your Power Bill And Save

August 30th, 2015

As New Zealanders, we all know that our weather can be very changeable.  With this in mind, we’ve compiled some great power saving tips to help you transition into the next season.  Here you will find advice on everything from insulation to hot water savers. Windows and Doors To keep heat in and reduce drafts, invest... (read more)

Save Money On Clothing This Autumn

April 8th, 2015

Now that summer is officially over, the cooler days focus our attention on clothing and the new styles hitting the stores. When confronted with the new season’s fashions, it’s easy to succumb to an impulse purchase and end up overspending. With this in mind, we’ve compiled some tips to help you dress well on a... (read more)

Achieve your Financial New Year’s Resolutions

February 8th, 2015

At the start of 2015, many of us made New Year’s resolutions.  Commitments to improve health, personal development and finances are popular goals.  But if you’re like most people, the good intentions only last a couple of months before eventually falling by the wayside. With this in mind, we’ve compiled some useful tips to help... (read more)

Enjoy your Holidays without Breaking the Bank

December 13th, 2014

With the start of the festive season, many people’s thoughts turn to summer and the promise of the annual holiday.  Whether you stay in town or opt to holiday away from home, it’s easy to throw caution to the wind and end up blowing your budget. Our guide covers everything from accommodation to free entertainment, picnics... (read more)

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