10 Life Lessons

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Embrace the power of self-awareness: Understanding your own strengths, weaknesses, and patterns of behaviour is crucial for personal growth and positive change. Acknowledge past mistakes: Don't dwell on past mistakes, instead acknowledge them as learning opportunities. Use these experiences to identify areas for improvement and make conscious choices to avoid repeating them. Practice self-compassion: Treat

Pay off Mortgage or contribute to KiwiSaver?

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Recently, BusinessDesk received an email from a reader seeking financial advice. It turns out her stepfather had some questionable suggestions for her and her husband. The reader and their husband earn around $150,000 pre-tax, have a huge mortgage of $600,000 and currently cannot contribute more than 3% to their KiwiSaver. According to her stepfather, they should

Selling Online – Beware of Your Tax Obligations

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Given our turbulent times many people are both looking at stretching their dollars further by buying second hand and having a clean out of their stuff.  I would imagine online platforms like Trade Me and Facebook Market Place have had high transactions of late. Just about every Kiwi has bought or sold something on Trade

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