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Financially Preparing for a Baby

1 OCTOBER 2021 | IN YOUR MONEY

Having a baby is such an exciting life milestone. It can encompass, challenge and grow you as a person, it gives you a completely new set of responsibilities, reshifts your perspective and we don’t need to mention how rewarding it can be, even at the worst of times.

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What Do The Government's New Tax Changes Mean for Me?

23 AUGUST 2021 | IN YOUR MONEY

There have been a lot of announcements from the government around tax deductibility changes for rental properties and brightline test extensions.

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How Do I Teach My Teens Good Money Habits?

21 JULY 2021 | IN YOUR MONEY

One thing our schools, high schools, and even university, fail to teach our children, teens and young adults; is how to manage their finances.

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How Much Money Do I Need to Save in Order to Retire?

8 JULY 2021 | IN YOUR MONEY

In this article, you'll learn about the lifestyle options available and how much they cost so you can begin to think about what sort of retirement you’re wanting to achieve.

 


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Jeff's Two Cents: Why New Builds Make the Best Rental Properties

25 MAY 2021 | IN YOUR LENDING | JEFF ELIAS, DIRECTOR/SPECIALIST FINANCIAL ADVISOR

For several years now I have been encouraging Futurebound clients to consider building wealth as part of their retirement plan through new build rental properties.


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Revolving Credits vs. Offset Loans

18 MAY 2021 | IN YOUR MONEY | JEFF ELIAS, DIRECTOR/SPECIALIST FINANCIAL ADVISOR

​You may be familiar with the terms, but do you understand the difference and do you know what option suits you best?


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Should I Pay My Kids for Chores?

11 JUNE 2020 | IN YOUR MONEY | JACQUE ELIAS, DIRECTOR/CEO

Chances are you wonder if you should pay your children for chores because of one of three reasons: to reward your kids for their hard work, to give them an incentive to help out or to teach them that working pays.


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How to Read Your Pre-approval Letter

30 MAY 2020 | IN LENDING 

A bank pre-approval letter is usually about 3 pages of confusing bank jargon.

 

But don’t let it intimidate you. Everything you need to know is in only a few key areas. 


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Jeff's Two Cents: Reserve Bank LVR Update Doesn't Change Much

14 MAY 2020 | IN LENDING | JEFF ELIAS, FOUNDER/SPECIALIST FINANCIAL ADVISER

Will the recent relaxing of the Reserve Bank's LVR rules open up the market and make home buying easier? We don’t think so. Not until the banks and the Reserve Bank get on the same page.

 

Here are two reasons why...


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How To Cut 20 Years Off of a Mortgage Without Increasing Regular Repayments

08 MAY 2020 | IN LENDING

Most Kiwis know this simple fact: paying less interest to the bank means more money in your pocket. Almost no one uses the strategies available to pay off a mortgage the FASTEST way possible...


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Your Guide: Should I Rent or Buy a House?

05 MAY 2020 | IN PROPERTY 

Making the decision to rent or buy a home is essential to having a secure financial future. It can come with a lot of confusion about when is the right time to buy and if you should buy at all. 

 

Consider these 4 topics when deciding which is right for you...


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Property Pros | Surveyors (Infographic)

08 APRIL 2020 | IN PROPERTY 

This is a MUST READ before you start any land development project.

 

Surveyors and land consultants can save land developers lots of time and money. Find out how with this quick read infographic....

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How to Calculate Usable Equity 

07 APRIL 2020 | IN LENDING

Investment properties as part of your retirement plan is a win for many families. It can be the difference between squeezing simple pleasures into your budget week to week and exploring the world once you are retired....

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4 Savings Goals Before Buying a House

02 APRIL 2020 | IN YOUR MONEY

Wouldn't it be nice to fast forward to your first home purchase? Well, it doesn't work like that. You should reach these 4 essential savings goals before you can start looking for a house....