Growing family

Responding to COVID-19

One of the regular questions financial advisers have been getting since COVID-19 became a serious issue has been how insurance will respond. The short answer is, generally well. The not-so-short answer is that most policies will respond as intended, with a few exceptions.

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Insurance through life

Insurance has a role to play in most stages of our lives. But what we need when we’re young can be quite different to what’s required as an older person. Here’s a rough guide to what to think about, and when.

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Insurance when it counts

Insurance is one of the few things in life that you hope you will never really have to use. But every year, thousands of New Zealanders do call on insurers when they hit a crisis, and it’s then that the power of insurance is starkly obvious.

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10 Tips for Empowering Children to be Money Smart

This always seems to be a topic that parents and grandparents tell us is useful.  It can be difficult finding the time and the right way to go about having the money conversation with children where they will actually listen and take note, especially if we are talking with teenagers.  Start early and make the discussions open, fun and encourage questions.

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Insurance is cheapest, easiest and best

We all know that bad news sells and the media seems to love stories from dissatisfied customers when it comes to their insurance policies. We thought that providing some insight into what choices are out there would give some guidance to anyone considering taking out insurance or reviewing what they already have.

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