Getting married should be one of the best days of your life. It can also be the most stressful and can easily become overwhelming. The peak time for weddings...
Your (simple) New Zealand wedding planning checklist
December 03, 2019 by Jane
How age affects your life insurance (explained)
November 19, 2019 by Jane
One of the biggest factors in determining the price of your life insurance premium is your age. Whilst generally we think that anytime is good for getting life cover, the...
Sleep best life insurance policy you can have (says world sleep expert)
November 06, 2019 by Jane
“There is not one process in the human body, (that we’re aware of) that isn’t improved by sleep”. Matthew Walker, world renowned sleep expert, is busy telling the world...
Top tips to getting your life insurance money quickly
October 15, 2019 by Jane
We’ve paid 98.9%* of the claims made on our policies. That’s because everything we do, from the moment you first take out a policy, is about making sure we can...
No pay for 4 weeks? - find out how you could pay your bills
October 08, 2019 by Jane
The risk of not being able to work is higher than we like to think. It’s easier to put our head in the sand and tell ourselves that the...
How to find your way to your best mental wellbeing
September 25, 2019 by Jane
Its mental health awareness week this week and the theme for 2019 is ‘Explore your way to wellbeing.’ This means it’s all about discovering the experiences, actions, relationships and...
5 steps to declutter your finances (including life insurance)
September 10, 2019 by Jane
So you’ve Marie Kondo’d your wardrobe and your plastics drawer, but have you thought about your finances? Spring is in the air but it’s still pretty wet out there, so...
7 things to keep up to date on your life insurance
August 28, 2019 by Jane
We don’t always know how things are going to pan out. Life changes, we all know that. Which is why at Pinnacle Life we try to make it easy...
Is suicide covered by a life insurance policy?
August 27, 2019 by Michelle
This is not an uncommon question, particularly in New Zealand, where unfortunately our suicide rates are higher than...
When can I stop having life insurance?
August 14, 2019 by Jane
We don’t very often talk about when is the right time to stop having life insurance. We’re usually more interested in making sure you've got it when you need it....
Are you lucky like the Ferns?
July 30, 2019 by Jane
The Silver Ferns didn’t rely on their luck to change in order to clinch a win. Shear hard work, sweat, tears and a focus on the end goal from the...
What does Policy Owner mean?
July 16, 2019 by Jane
If you died who would you want to be looked after? And how do you make sure they get the money?
How much is life insurance? (compared to my car insurance)
July 03, 2019 by Jane
A couple of weeks ago, this reporting caught our attention. Clearly this reporter thinks it’s cheaper to insure her car than her life. Which made us question, is it?
Why we chose 'Protect your Luck'
June 18, 2019 by Jane
With any ‘luck’ one of the conversations around your dinner table this week has been our new advertising campaign. After spending a week getting your attention with an unbranded ad...
Are you in the 30%?
June 12, 2019 by Jane
30% of all people who start an application with Pinnace Life are eligible for our Healthy Living discount and if we only look at our non-smokers that goes up to...
Avocado, Pizza or Life Insurance? What would you choose?
May 29, 2019 by Jane
Life Insurance can feel like a grudge purchase. Premiums go up every year as you get older with no additional benefits. Even when you first takeout a policy...
Bullying Free Week NZ
May 14, 2019 by Jane
It’s Bullying Free week this week. The aim of Bullying Free, which is run by the Ministry of Education, is to prevent bullying in Aotearoa. They provide support and...
How to be financially fabulous in your 40’s
May 02, 2019 by Jane
We’re offering 10% off Life Cover for people aged 40-49 up until the end of May. Which got us thinking, what does financially fabulous look like in you’re...
Are you naughty enough?
April 15, 2019 by Jane
If you’re in your forties, or older, you possibly have memories of your parents turning 40 and the song by Dave and the Dynamos from 1983. I’m pretty...
you'd better get yer feet up yer gumboots.
April 04, 2019 by Jane
Gumboots in NZ are synonymous with famers, cows, mud, Taihape, utes and Barry Crump. They are not usually identified as school footwear or associated with urban teenagers. But tomorrow,...
Does NZ need World Harmony day?
March 20, 2019 by Jane
At Pinnacle Life this week, as we are sure many business and individuals around the country have been doing, we’ve been talking a lot about our backgrounds and culture,...
International Women's Day #balanceforbetter
March 07, 2019 by Jane
It's International women’s day on March 8. This year the theme for International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter. It’s a call-to-action for...
Work making you miserable? Choose happy.
February 13, 2019 by Jane
Going back to work after a summer break can be hard. In theory, we’re all returning refreshed and recharged but what if your job is making you miserable...
Keeping it in plain English - explaining policy documents
February 05, 2019 by Jane
The idea behind life insurance is simple, you pay premiums to a company and when you die they pay some money to your loved ones, so why does that need...