From file servers to Freddie

From file servers to Freddie

We have always known that our clients are fairly special people with many hidden talents and after work activities but John Nelson is busier than most.

How to spend money and feel good about it

How to spend money and feel good about it

Don’t have a budget? – you’re not alone. Many Kiwis avoid the dreaded “b” word, believing that budgets stop you having fun with your money.

Let's talk about your KiwiSaver account

Let's talk about your KiwiSaver account

If you have an KiwiSaver Scheme account you may have seen a dip in your balance recently. KiwiSaver is much more than just savings – it is an investment. Part of your investment may be in shares and we know that the share market can go up and down.

Our top five books to read today for a better tomorrow

Our top five books to read today for a better tomorrow

There’s nothing like settling in with a good book, so here are five books that we found inspiring, insightful and informative. They may not change your life, but there’s a chance they’ll inspire a positive change in your daily habits or outlook.

Kaipupu Point sponsorship announced

Kaipupu Point sponsorship announced

Core Advice are proud to announce their support of Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary through ongoing financial support and helping the pest monitoring program.

AMP announces changes to business

AMP announces changes to business

AMP has entered into an agreement to sell its life insurance businesses in Australia and New Zealand to Resolution Life. They are an international insurance and reinsurance group whose management has a 15-year track record in providing quality service to in-force insurance customers.

a new prime minister in australia

a new prime minister in australia

There is a new Prime Minister in Australia, with Scott Morrison defeating Peter Dutton who had brought on a challenge to replace Malcolm Turnbull.

generation KiwiSaver

generation KiwiSaver

A recent report, commissioned by the Financial Services Council, to discover what retirement means to – and will look like – for New Zealanders made some interesting findings.

proposed changes to KiwiSaver

proposed changes to KiwiSaver

Proposed changes to KiwiSaver in a Bill currently before Parliament would allow people over 65 to join the scheme to give them access to a provider of low-cost managed funds in retirement. The 5-year minimum lock-in requirement would also be removed for these members.

grab your dream today!

grab your dream today!

This year marks 20 years of AMP Scholarships. Since 1998, AMP has dedicated more than $2.4 million towards helping over 300 everyday Kiwis realise their dreams. As a valued client, we wanted to let you know that applications for this year’s Scholarships are now open.

short term security or long term protection?

short term security or long term protection?

Life insurance cover provides two main premium options – ‘stepped or ‘level’.

‘Stepped’ premiums increase yearly with age, any inflation adjustments and general changes in premium rates. Premiums are very affordable in the short term, becoming increasingly expensive in later years.

do you really need health insurance in nz?

do you really need health insurance in nz?

As a resident of New Zealand, you can rely on the public health system for emergency care and treatment for serious conditions. Relying on the public system, though, can have its disadvantages.

cocksy's story

cocksy's story

Cocksy is a New Zealand celebrity builder. But a diagnosis of terminal cancer meant he couldn’t work, and got him thinking about what he wanted to do with the life he had.

His Asteron Life insurance is helping him live his life the way he wants to, and plan for what he wants to leave behind.

basic diy skills will save you money in retirement

basic diy skills will save you money in retirement

AMP managing director Blair Vernon believes as the cost of labour increased DIY skills will become increasingly valuable in retirement. Those who did not have the skills to do things themselves and needed to pay for services would fare worst in retirement, he said.

are you paying the correct tax?

are you paying the correct tax?

No one enjoys paying tax, even worse is paying too much tax! With tax returns currently being done, now is a good time to check you are paying the correct tax rate on your KiwiSaver or other investments.

apps to make your life easier

apps to make your life easier

Smartphones are becoming a way of life for most New Zealanders and there’s no end to the steady stream of apps that are appearing to help us manage our lives better, from health and fitness to productivity and in particular, saving some time when it comes to money management.

budget 2018 - credibility gained

budget 2018 - credibility gained

The Labour-led Government’s first Budget had to pass three tests. First, it had to build on its 100-day iniatiatives and meet its commitment to the electorate of greater investment in the core social areas of health, housing and education.