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For Gemini natives, cleverness is the key. Gemini has some very positive qualities that can be used to generate big gains in any number of financial opportunities.

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Do You Hear Wedding Bells or Wedding Bills?

Getting married can be a very exciting time and couples often tend to get carried away and lose their sense of reality. 

What Makes A Millionaire A Millionaire?

If you are a millionaire, you can stop reading this article right now. 

Ways To Save Money On Petrol

Top Tips On How To Earn Some Extra Money

Looking to earn some extra money, pay off some debt or just test out a new part time job to see if a career change is right for you?  Here are some of the hotter jobs out there right now. Technology

Sorting Out The Lemme-Have From The Lemon: Tips On Buying A Car

If it hasn’t happened to you, it's happened to someone you know. The initial giddy high of purchasing a dream car that quickly dissolves into a living nightmare.

Top 7 Ways To Eat Healthy On A Budget

According to Statistics New Zealand, food prices have risen 6% in the past year and combined with continually increasing fuel prices, I think we are all feeling the effects in our pockets.

Guide To The Costs And Risks Of Creating A Trust

Costs The costs of forming a trust can vary hugely, but will often be in the $2-3,000 range. These costs should include not only the trust deed, but also all of the other documents and transactions: sale and purchase

Guide To Asset Gifting

Gifting Most people who form trusts gift away the debt that the trust owes them.

How To Create A Trust

There are three parties involved in the formation of a trust:  

A Girl’s Guide To Smart Shopping (And Saving Money!)

We all love to get out there and spend our hard earned money on things we deserve, like a pair of Manolos or that cute little swing jacket.

A Girl's Guide To Breaking Bad Money Habits

Shopping, it’s a favourite pastime of many New Zealand women, yours truly included. Many of us find it difficult to walk past our favourite store without checking out those gorgeous shoes in the window, or that sexy sweater that would look great on our man.

Guide To Teaching Kids About Money

More than ever before, it pays to teach kids the principles and skills they need to manage their money in the future. But you don’t have to be an expert yourself to get your kids started. All you need is the time it takes to introduce them to the ideas involved.

Guide To Bank Fees

For many savers, using ordinary bank accounts is a convenient, low cost way of building up financial assets. Banks charge fees but, for smaller savers, they are likely to be less than the fees charged on other savings and investment products.

Guide To The Power Of Compound Interest

If there's any magic in saving, this is it - the power of compound interest. When you're saving, the bank (or financial institution) adds interest to your savings at regular intervals (for example, every month). If you don't touch the interest,

Guide To Income

How much you spend isn’t the only important part of your budget. How much you earn (your income) also has a big impact on whether you can create a surplus to put towards saving or paying off debt.

Setting Your Goals

Goal setting is an attitude to life. It puts you in charge. As you go through the process of getting financially fit, you'll find that goals pop up everywhere. Big, long term goals are where you want to end up. Smaller, short term goals are the steps that help you get there.

What Is My Net Worth?

Your net worth is the difference between the value of what you own and the total amount that you owe. It's the amount of cash you'd have in your back pocket if you sold everything and paid off all your debts today. It's another way of saying how wealthy you are.

The 12-Step Get-Out-of-Debt Program

By  Leo Babauta Debt is a major problem for a lot of people these days. The problem is, even if they know they want to get out of it, they have a hard time figuring out how to start. If you fit this description, this 12-Step program spells it out for you.

10 Ideas For Living A Life Without Credit Or Debt

By Leo Babauta My dad and I were talking about his recent financial turnaround, and one of the things he said was that he loves being free of debt.

Simple Finances: How And Why To Build Up A Cushion In The Bank

By Leo Babauta Recently I began to do something in my bank account that would have been unthinkable to me a few years ago: build a (relatively large) cushion in my account, to allow myself to pay all my bills at the beginning of the month.

The Cheapskate Guide: 50 Tips For Frugal Living

By Leo Babauta Confession time: I’m a cheapskate. Some would say frugal, which sounds much more positive, but in reality I can be a real cheapskate.

10 Lessons To Teach Your Kids About Money

By Leo Babauta I’m only now learning habits that I wish I had when I was entering adulthood. I think I’m not alone here, but if I had these habits when I was young, I’d be pretty well off now.

Fiscal Fitness: Eliminate Debt With 10 Successful Diet Principles

By Leo Babauta

Reward Yourself Without Spending A Lot

By Leo Babauta When you’ve accomplished a goal or mini-goal, you should celebrate and reward yourself. However, if you do this often enough, and your rewards cost a lot, you’ll soon go broke.

10 Habits To Develop For Financial Stability And Success

By Leo Babauta

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