In the third of our blogs on Summer Safety, we head to the beach. Slap on the sunblock The first step in being summer safe in NZ and on the...
Summer Safety - on the beach
January 09, 2018 by Jane
Summer Safety - around the BBQ
December 21, 2017 by Michelle
BBQs are a great NZ tradition. Many of us are looking forward to a Christmas dinner cooked on the barbecue rather than one cooked in the oven. Followed...
Summer Safety - on the road
December 05, 2017 by Jane
Road safety has been making headlines again as we approach the busy summer season and the road toll for 2017 tops last year’s total. (Radio NZ). Holidays periods are typically the...
Not the Christmas you planned …
November 22, 2017 by Jane
A few weeks ago we wrote about being prepared for the ‘silly season’. While for most Christmas is a time for festivity, for many it can be a...
Don't just 'see through' the silly season - own it!
November 09, 2017 by Jane
Its nearly upon us… that time of year when your calender goes nuts, there’s no time for exercise because you’re too busy going to Christmas parties and end of year...
Liam Malone – an inspirational start to a mid-week morning
November 01, 2017 by Michelle
I had the pleasure to hear Liam Malone, NZs medal winning ‘blade runner’, speak this morning at a Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) event. ...
What does it mean to be healthy?
October 24, 2017 by Jane
From a life insurance perspective to get a healthy living discount, you need to be able to answer all our health questions in the positive. Inherently this means that...
Obesity has overtaken tobacco as a leading cause of death in NZ.
October 11, 2017 by Michelle
Almost one in three adult New Zealanders (over 15 years) is obese, and one in ten children. New Zealand has the third highest adult obesity rate in the world,...
Happy International Day of Older Persons!
September 27, 2017 by Jane
Sunday 1 October is the ‘International Day of Older Persons’. A day we celebrate those who have lived long and all that they have to offer us. ...
What happens with my life insurance after I die?
September 13, 2017 by Kerry
When you take out a life insurance policy, it’s for the benefit of those you leave behind. You want to make sure your loved ones are taken care of...
What did the buffalo say to his son when he left for college?
August 29, 2017 by Jane
Bison! Love them or hate them, Dad jokes can give you the giggles even when they’re terrible.
Crowdfunding or Insurance – which would you choose?
August 27, 2017 by Gillian
We all want to help our friends in times of tragedy. Sometimes we are also drawn to help people we have never met. Everyday day we read about misfortunes...
Mindfulness - more than just a buzzword
August 03, 2017 by Debbie Schultz
Training in mindfulness techniques has been proven to create new pathways in the brain that increase our ability to be more focused and less...
Cancer now more common than getting married or having a first baby
July 26, 2017 by Michelle
Research from the UK suggests that developing cancer is now more common than getting married or having a first baby. In the UK more than 350,000 cancers are diagnosed...
I'm Young and Single - Why Should I Take Out Life Insurance Today?
July 11, 2017 by Jane
It's true that young, healthy adults are at very low risk of death. Sure, accidents can happen or you might end up being among the unlucky few that develops a...
Emirates Team New Zealand - the risks were worth taking!
June 30, 2017 by Michelle
It is a brilliant thing that Emirates Team New Zealand have managed to pull off. Let’s bask in the glory of winning something that challengers are set up to...
What do you mean, insurance for adult children?
June 14, 2017 by Jane
At some point our children will start to spread their wings, launch into their own lives and, importantly, become financially independent. Thinking about insurance is part of...
What do I need to think about for my family’s future?
May 29, 2017 by Kerry
There are a lot of things that need organising to make sure that your family is well protected if the unexpected did happen, and you were no longer around. ...
Why would I need life insurance?
May 08, 2017 by Michelle
If you have someone who might be dependent on you now, or be a significant part of your life in the future, then you probably want to protect their...
Isn’t Income Protection Insurance the same as Health Insurance?
April 05, 2017 by Michelle
We were asked this question by a customer the other day – and the answer is no! Income Protection insurance can help by providing you with a regular monthly payment to...
Can I get Income Protection cover if I’m self-employed?
March 06, 2017 by Kerry
Making sure that you have protection if you can’t work if you are ill or injured is particularly important if you’re self-employed as you are likely to have...
What’s your most important asset?
March 03, 2017 by Michelle
Would you say it is your house, your car, boat? Or would it be your sense of humour, natural sense of optimism, or your outgoing personality. ...
Is Income Protection the same as Trauma Cover?
February 13, 2017 by Michelle
These types of cover are not the same – so what is the difference between Income Protection Cover and Trauma Cover? They both cover very different events, and...
Why do I need to insure my income – won’t ACC look after me?
January 26, 2017 by Kerry
We often hear people saying that their income is covered by ACC, so they don’t need income protection insurance. Unfortunately, this is not the case if you fall...