Money

How to ask your boss for a pay rise

Asking for a raise can feel awkward, uncomfortable and just plain terrifying.

Budget 2022: Here's what you need to know

The 2022 budget has allocated $128.4 billion towards areas such as health, climate and transport.

NZ has 'virtually no idea' rate of tax paid by wealthiest

Revenue Minister David Parker reveals plans to create the foundation for a "fair" tax system.

Fruit and vege prices up whopping 18% in a year: Statistics NZ

Food prices have risen 7.6% in the last year - the highest annual increase in over a decade.

Going flatting: The best and worst things about getting out of home

When asked why she left home, Effy Filmer's answer was simple: "To have freedom, right?"

Young New Zealanders are learning more about their finances from TikTok and YouTube than from school

90 percent said they want to learn more about budgeting and how to plan and save their money.

A Māori health nurse shares how she makes 25% less than DHB nurses | Show Us Your Money

A nurse at a Māori health provider shares how she supports her whānau on a $55K salary.

How Aotearoa built its dairy empire on billions of dollars of debt | Milk and Money | Episode 1

Milk and Money, our series investigating the dairy industry is here.

America’s Cup loss totalled $156m, with Covid and a lack of superyachts blamed

Analysis of the 36th America’s Cup event in Auckland shows we put in a lot more money than it made.

I don’t understand the Budget so I got an economist to explain it to me - 2021 edition

The Government has announced its 2021 Budget. Re: journalist Cass Marrett asked an economist to break it down for her.

Another year, another Budget. This year is…

Budget 2021: What you need to know

Budget 2021 sees the ‘the biggest lift in a generation’ to benefits, $1 billion for Māori housing, health and education, as well as an overall investment…

How the Government plans to unfuck NZ housing

This morning the Government announced what they will do to address the worsening housing crisis.

It’s all about making it less attractive for property investors to buy…

My flatmate was accidentally investing in the Saudi military and you might have, too

Writer Daniel Smith looked into KiwiSaver funds and found they aren’t just a bank account that keeps your money safe until you retire. They’re investment funds,…

There are fewer houses available to buy in NZ than ever

The number of houses available to buy in New Zealand hit a new record low in December.

A young father shows us how he lives on the benefit | Show Us Your Money

A young father shows us his life on the Jobseeker Benefit.

A law student making $250 a week shows us how she spends her money | Show Us Your Money

This law student flatting in Auckland Central receives $230 a week in student loan living costs - which adds to her $60K student loan debt each…

A 28-year-old making $74K shows us his bank account | Show Us Your Money

Here’s how this 28-year-old yo pro living in the Auckland CBD spends his $74K salary. A $74K salary puts him in what is currently the top…

I don't understand the Budget so I got an economist to explain it to me

Last week the Government announced a $50 billion dollar budget, or as Finance Minister Grant Robertson likes to call it, “The most significant commitment by a…

A young person’s guide to money in the days of Covid-19

Young people might feel like Covid won’t hurt them. But Ministry of Health data shows people in their 20s have the highest rates of the virus,…

Is it time for a Universal Basic Income?

A Universal Basic Income is the idea that every citizen should receive a regular guaranteed payment from the government - irrespective of income, status or circumstance.…

Saving for children's futures with ASB's Giving Tree

Givingtree, powered by ASB, is an app helping parents better save for their children's future. Set up your savings goal and regular payments, and watch your…

Is sugar babying sex work?

Sugar babies are supposed to lie in the space between a girlfriend and a sex worker - generally young women who spend time with older men…

What is Capital Gains Tax?

It might be a little too easy to put the Capital Gains Tax in the 'too hard basket'... we've got you - here's Capital Gains Tax:…

How hard is it to find a flat in Auckland?

Liam is searching for one of the most elusive and expensive things in Tāmaki Makaurau: a flat 🏠🏡

How hard is it to counterfeit New Zealand currency?

Americans can joke about our 'monopoly money' all they want, but Aotearoa's bank notes are some of the hardest to fake in the world. Trust us,…

How does Walter own 3 houses?

In these days of student loans and brunch, owning a house is something many of us can only dream of. But what about Walter? Walter has…

Cooking on a budget

Have you fallen on hard times? Maybe you're pilfering away those pretty pennies? We've got you covered: here's Nathaniel with 3 meals you can whip up…

Questions you've always wanted to ask NZ's highest-paid dominatrix

We got a chance to sit down with NZ's highest-paid dominatrix & have a kōrero 💋 Mistress Mariah explains some of her most popular services…