04/03/2019 - Awesome’s expert insurance advice pays big dividends

Awesome’s expert insurance advice pays big dividends

We’ve all been there and done that when it comes to making New Year’s resolutions. Setting goals that sounded great over a bottle of champers can be awesome until the new year begins to unfold, and we become distracted with other demands and priorities. One New Year wish that many people receive is, “I hope… Read more »

26/02/2019 - the power of leverage: how to organise your work and financial goals around the way you want to live

the power of leverage: how to organise your work and financial goals around the way you want to live

  Many clients have been inspired by our move up to the Far North. We achieved that through careful leverage but also by careful risk-taking. Leverage is about leveraging off other people’s success, leveraging off other people’s advice; leveraging off equity you have in your property; leveraging off opportunities. So many of you have asked… Read more »

23/01/2019 - is it time to refix or refinance your mortgage?

is it time to refix or refinance your mortgage?

  Has time lapsed since you last decided to fix the interest rate on your home loan, or is your mortgage up for renewal? Are you wondering about switching banks to get a better deal? There’s no need to stress… With the right advice, we can make refixing or refinancing your mortgage a safe and… Read more »

30/11/2017 - from chained to the office, to freedom in the country—how to manifest your dream career or business

from chained to the office, to freedom in the country—how to manifest your dream career or business

  Recently Laurie’s story of career reinvention was profiled in several of Cassandra Gaisford’s bestselling self-empowerment and career rescue books. We know that year-end can be a time when many of our clients reconsider their plans and forge new year’s resolutions. Often the decisions which are considered involve either changing careers or re-engineering current modes of… Read more »

31/10/2017 - stress less during the home renovation process

stress less during the home renovation process

Kiwi’s don’t just love their homes, we also love the opportunity to improve, extend, redecorate or redesign our castles. In fact, the freedom to do up your home or investment property in the way you choose is one of the awesome benefits of property ownership. Doing a house up to fit your grand design is… Read more »

25/10/2016 - independent insurance advisers give consumers the best outcome

independent insurance advisers give consumers the best outcome

Impartial insurance advice is just as important, if not more important, than impartial mortgage advice.But when you hear the words “insurance adviser”, what goes through your mind? Expensive products, uncomfortable topics, sensitive personal information to discuss, and a hard sell from someone paid by commission? We’ve all heard the war stories but not many people… Read more »

10/06/2016 - changing lives: from tenant to first home buyer

changing lives: from tenant to first home buyer

It was such a pleasure to help this lovely young family purchase their first home. We were pretty stoked to receive the lovely story below and to hear how what we were able to do for them changed their lives. Read, in their own words, how important it is to make the right steps, talk… Read more »

20/04/2016 - are Wellington mortgages rocketing skyward like Auckland?

are Wellington mortgages rocketing skyward like Auckland?

ls Wellington the new Auckland? There has been plenty of press of late suggesting that the Wellington property market has become like Auckland’s. But while prices are on the move Wellington has a long way to go before it becomes as over-heated as its counterpart up north. Growing numbers of Aucklanders now simply can’t afford… Read more »

27/01/2016 - how much insurance cover do you need?

how much insurance cover do you need?

In New Zealand we have a culture of under-insurance. According to a recent report by the Financial Services Council, “New Zealand has the third lowest rate of insurance of 31 developed countries”. How would you cope if you could no longer earn an income? Do you have a game plan in place to be able to… Read more »

22/12/2015 - don’t get caught without a LIM report

don’t get caught without a LIM report

When you finally find your dream home it’s easy to fall in love with the house and forget to take prudent steps to check that everything is in good order. On the surface the property may look perfect: Perfect shiny new paint lacquered to a gleam; prefect interior with the latest high-spec kitchen and wondrous… Read more »