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Self-employed people, income insurance and ACC

As a self-employed person I pay ACC every year. And like you I hate it. But I also know it’s one of those facts of life – a bit like death and taxes, as the saying goes. I’ve also been on the receiving end of ACC lately because my knee gave way … Read more

Single parent? Think about this.

“If something were to happen to  me, would you raise my child?” As a single parent, you may have already considered who will care for your child/ren if anything should happen to you. You may have even asked someone to do that job if necessary. But … Read more

Spray ‘n’ Wipe, bleach and a financial spring clean

On Sunday morning I nearly poisoned myself with spray n wipe and bleach. No, life is not that bad but with the first day of spring behind us I couldn’t stand the accumulating dust or the mould on the window sills any longer. I just snapped and had to … Read more

What a balls up

Man, what a balls up Don Wilkinson has created for his dear old Mum. If you missed it, here’s the story in the NZ Herald. Don’s story just goes to show that you’ve got to keep on top of your Will or else absurd things can happen. And personally I … Read more

Mortgage Round Up – Sept 2010

Do we do have momentum? There is no doubt that the economy is recovering, albeit slowly and on a slower basis than previous months.  Yes it’s a bit patchy with uncertainty still holding us in check but this will be the pattern for the balance of the … Read more