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Where there's a wedding – there's a way

Tegan’s partner popped the question on her birthday, 2019. Long before she, or any of us, knew what 2020 would be like.

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Your guide to insurance
Your guide to insurance

Let’s take a walk through the most common types of insurance:

Home and contents insurance, if you own your own home Contents insurance, if you’re renting

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Sanity savers for the new work year
Sanity savers for the new work year

Does it already feel like your holiday was months ago? January can be a mixed blessing. The weather’s great, but you’re trapped inside at your

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The debt circuit-breaker

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The debt circuit-breaker

“It just got to the point where it was just like – what are we doing? We both work 5 days a week – we

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And puppy makes three

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And puppy makes three

Plans for the wedding were on track – in 2020, that’s a feat in itself.

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Flexibility is the key

Borrower stories

Flexibility is the key

Jason (pictured with one of his Indian ring-neck parakeets) and his wife hand-rear birds, which are then sold through pet shops – Cockatiels, Indian Ringneck

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Making the most of a journey

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Making the most of a journey

Jone has been a Harmoney customer for a few years, where he’s used a couple of loans to fund trips to visit family back in

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Finding a way

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Finding a way

Although Harmoney customer, Hinga, felt she and her husband were managing to cope - considering changes in their finances brought on by COVID - she

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Up and flying

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Up and flying

To help cope with grief, some people try to keep busy. Robert didn’t really have a choice.

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Spring renovation season
Spring renovation season

Spring renovation season

There is something special about the transition from winter to spring that brings out the inner home renovation spirit in us.

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6 Tips for Working at Home
6 Tips for Working at Home

In our last post, we discussed tips for setting up a home office. Read those tips here.

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8 Tips for the Home Office
8 Tips for the Home Office

The outbreak of Covid-19 has already changed many of the ways that we approach doing things as normal.

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Spring Clean your finances

Spring clean your finances

Spring has officially sprung here in New Zealand! With the turn of the seasons comes the age-old tradition of taking time to

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4 Tips for Virtual and Semi Virtual Weddings
4 Tips for Virtual and Semi Virtual Weddings

4 tips for virtual of semi-virtual weddings  We are lucky enough in NZ to gather for weddings during the pandemic.

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5 Tips for Springtime Energy Saving
5 Tips for Springtime Energy Saving

5 Tips to Save Money on Energy this Spring

Take a look behind your refrigerator



If spring cleaning is in full swing and you want to go

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COVID19: What financial assistance might you be eligible for?

Personal Finance

COVID19: What financial assistance might you be eligible for?

INFORMATION UPDATED 2 April 2020

Change and uncertainty can make for stressful times, particularly when it comes to your financial situation.

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Planning your finances for economic change

Personal Finance

Planning your finances for economic change

The first months of 2020 have been a roller coaster ride when it comes to global news and events.

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Don’t let Christmas derail your budget

Personal Finance

Don’t let Christmas derail your budget

You’ve worked hard all year to keep your finances on track.

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How to recognise signs of financial stress in friends and family

Family

How to recognise signs of financial stress in friends and family

Financial stress can impact anyone at any time, particularly if someone’s circumstances change unexpectedly - but talking about money difficulties remains something that most people

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How do we spell spring? D.I.Y

Your Home

How do we spell spring? D.I.Y

Whether it’s a top-to-toe home makeover or just a bit of a tidy up in the garden, the power tools and garden tools come out

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Do you know your rights as a consumer?

Personal Finance

Do you know your rights as a consumer?

Is there anything more annoying when you have saved or borrowed money for something, whether it’s a new fridge, new car, new clothes, that e-scooter you’ve wanted

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How to talk to your teenagers about money

Family

How to talk to your teenagers about money

If you have a teenager in the house you will have, in a perfect world, been able to expose them to good money habits as they’ve

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Managing your money in your 30s & 40s

Personal Finance

Managing your money in your 30s & 40s

Your 30s and 40s are the time in your life when you might well be approaching your peak earning years, but it’s also when life

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Spread the cost of Christmas

Personal Finance

Spread the cost of Christmas

We’ve reached the time of year when people start to wince when they hear the word “Christmas”, but with fewer than 100 days to go

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Feline finances: the true cost of cat ownership

Family

Feline finances: the true cost of cat ownership

Are you in the market for a cuddly companion? Cats are much cheaper than dogs, right? The right answer to that is: “it depends”.

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Keep on rolling…

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Keep on rolling…

Roller hockey might be a small sport in New Zealand, but it’s definitely part of the DNA of Janine Murray and her family.

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Learning to love your budget

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Learning to love your budget

What do you think about when you think about budgets?

For a lot of us, it’s a word that means accounting for every penny, spending only

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Is social media blowing your budget?

Personal Finance

Is social media blowing your budget?

Using social media might be free but it can also be a tidal wave of temptation, particularly when if you’re susceptible to impulse buying.

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How should you pay for your new car?

Family

How should you pay for your new car?

Are you in the market for a new set of wheels? If, like many people, you’re not in a position to buy a car outright,

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Are you caring for an elderly relative?

Family

Are you caring for an elderly relative?

If you’re caring for an elderly relative, it can be useful to know what financial, practical and emotional support is out there for you.

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