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How the pandemic changed the rules of personal finance
OPINION: Four years ago, no one considered the toll Covid-19 would take.
Diana Clement: Rise of AI changing the way we live
AI technology is going to impact the way we deal with money in the near future.
Diana Clement: Make 2024 the year of the better credit rating
OPINION: Cleaning up your credit is a good place to start new year.
Hero to zero? Buyers cautious about Auckland's stunning cliff-top homes after slips
Property values took a hit as a result of extreme weather events.
Diana Clement: What to do if you've maxed on credit
OPINION: ‘Tis the season to be maxed out on credit.
Diana Clement: Why you shouldn’t buy joke Christmas presents
OPINION: Sudoku toilet paper anyone? Scented candle?
Diana Clement: Biggest money mistakes people make when Christmas shopping
OPINION: Every year, retailers have a field day regarding our psychology at Christmas.
Diana Clement: Giving the gift of financial literacy
OPINION: Board games can help foster financial skills.
Diana Clement: Is that really saving money or just confirming what you believe?
OPINION: What to look out for.
Diana Clement: How to get off the mortgage hamster wheel
OPINION: Slowly paying the mortgage off has become a bit of a forgotten art.
Diana Clement: Talk isn’t cheap - how to pay less for your phone
OPINION: It’s always worth comparing prices.
Diana Clement: Why holiday jobs aren’t just about the money
OPINION: The right one can be a life-changing experience for students.
Diana Clement: The legal minefield of the bank of mum and dad
OPINION: For many families, it works a treat.
Diana Clement: How much are you paying in 'lazy tax'?
OPINION: Banks make money from our complacency.
Diana Clement: How to make your money go further on holiday
OPINION: Tips on accommodation, transport and insurance.
Diana Clement: How to get the best deals on flights
OPINION: International travel is affordable again; here's how to save some money.
Diana Clement: How to make the most of free money advice
Opinion: Banks aren’t always the big bogeyman that some feel they are.
Diana Clement: A high interest rate means more bang for your savings buck
OPINION: Term deposits are currently quite generous.
Diana Clement: ‘I can’ are two of the most powerful words
OPINION: Too often we limit ourselves by thinking “I can’t”.
Diana Clement: How to streamline your supermarket spending
OPINION: Now is the time to think longer and harder about the food we buy.
Diana Clement: A matter of life and death - how to pay for your own funeral
OPINION: Even just being cremated can cost a few thousand dollars.
Diana Clement: Why can’t banks be open about open banking?
OPINION: They have it in Australia and the UK but why not here?
Diana Clement: The perils of having too many eggs in one basket
OPINION: Best to take a hit on 10 per cent of your savings than 100 per cent.
Diana Clement: Build an emergency fund to avoid your next financial crisis
OPINION: It will take a lot of stress out of life.
Diana Clement: Power-saving hacks to stay warm this winter amid cost of living crisis
OPINION: Are your heating, insulation and ventilation up to scratch?
Diana Clement: Wise up: what you should know about travel debit cards
OPINION: Don't let spending money be a stress factor on holiday.
For sale: NZ’s most glamorous woolshed and a Lord of the Rings estate
The best historical gems up for grabs on OneRoof.co.nz.
Diana Clement: Are your investments green or just greenwashed?
OPINION: Do your due diligence.
Diana Clement: An apple a day keeps inflation at bay
Food prices have gone through the roof.
Diana Clement: Why you shouldn’t help your children financially
Teach children early to stand on their own two feet financially.