Owning something valuable, such as a house, car or boat, without insuring it means taking a huge financial risk. For that reason, around 95 per cent of New Zealanders have insurance to protect against loss due to disaster, accident or theft. However, when it comes to protecting themselves and their family’s future, the majority have little or no insurance cover.
Our income is our most valuable asset. If you had to stop working due to an injury or illness the Government’s safety net (ACC) would catch you, but only just.
“Like me, I’ve got mates who were dubious about the value of insurance and whether claims will actually be paid. But right from the beginning, working with Scott and our insurer has been completely hassle-free.”
Is your will drawn up? Do you have a power of attorney? Aside from ensuring your investments are right for you, your financial adviser should have a healthy interest in ensuring a few other things in your life are addressed.
Building a strong financial foundation in your 20s begins with having the right tools. A budget is one thing you'll need, especially if you're focused on building an emergency fund, saving for retirement or paying off debt. Life insurance is something else you ought to add to your toolbox. But does life insurance for young adults make sense?
The new year is a time of reflection; a ready-made reminder to us all that we should perhaps take stock of what's happened and what will come next. It is a good time to ask a very simple but profound question: What could possibly go wrong over the course of the coming year?
We know that this time of year can be a little overwhelming. Not only are you trying to wrap this year up on a high note, but you're also setting your goals and intentions for next year. Fortunately, this article is designed to help you do that.
After going blind in one eye, an Invercargill farmer's trauma claim was declined because her medical condition didn't meet her policy's criteria. Blindness in both eyes is covered in her policy whatever the cause, but blindness in one eye is only covered if it is caused by an injury, not a medical event.
Have you ever asked your financial adviser a raft of questions like ... "In the advice you are giving me today are there any benefits you are going to receive?" It's is worth asking!
Wills are something every New Zealand adult should have. Will allow you to say what you want to happen to your property after you die—even though you won’t be there to say it yourself. And yet every year, thousands of New Zealanders die without a will.
It's easy to avoid discussing money with your parents, and in some families, the subject is almost taboo.The topic doesn't become easier to broach as parents and children age, but it does become more important.
A business is only as good as its people.Although you may have implemented plans to protect your buildings and equipment, it's important you don't forget about protecting one of your most important assets - your people.