Training in mindfulness techniques has been proven to create new pathways in the brain that increase our ability to be more focused and less...
Mindfulness - more than just a buzzword
August 03, 2017 by Debbie Schultz
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...
Joint life insurance - making life insurance even easier in 2017
January 17, 2017 by Michelle
Since 1998, we’ve been passionate about helping kiwis to get life insurance simply and quickly. And today we’ve made it even easier. ...
Do I pay tax on my life insurance pay-out?
December 22, 2016 by Kerry
The great thing about life insurance payments in New Zealand is that if the owner of the policy is a person, then the payout is tax-free, so what you...
How long does it take to receive a life insurance policy pay out?
December 16, 2016 by Gillian
Our business is all about paying out claims when the unexpected happens to you or your family. Our aim is to get the payment made for you as...
How you will “Mind the Gap”?
November 21, 2016 by Michelle
We thought we’d share this great site and resources around Income Protection insurance that’s been put together by the Financial Services Council of New Zealand. They have...
Is suicide covered by a life insurance policy?
October 26, 2016 by Michelle
This is not an uncommon question, particularly in New Zealand, where unfortunately our suicide rates are higher than any of us...
Pinnacle Life - the Original Online Life Insurers
October 25, 2016 by Michelle
Pinnacle Life is dedicated to making it simpler for Kiwis to get life insurance. When we launched back 1998, buying life insurance was a real hassle....
Men - Ben Stiller wants you to go to the Doctor!
October 07, 2016 by Michelle
Blue September (Prostate Cancer Awareness month) might be over and ‘Movember’ isn’t here yet, but we thought this article was a good reminder about the need to get regular...
Are you sure you know what you’re getting?
October 03, 2016 by Michelle
We thought that this recent article was a great reminder to make sure you understand what kind of life insurance you are buying – and that while something might...
Mortgage Cover or Mortgage Protection Cover?
July 14, 2016 by Michelle
Your home is probably one of the biggest financial investments that you will make. So how do you make sure that your family can stay in it if anything...
Can't work but still have bills to pay?
June 13, 2016 by Michelle
Make sure that you and your family are protected if you are unable to work due to illness or injury. Check out our new income protection cover which will...
What is your favourite "Mum-ism"?
May 08, 2016 by Michelle
We all have that one thing – that something unique about our mum that...
How much life insurance cover do people ask for?
May 05, 2016 by Michelle
Great question! At Pinnacle Life, we decided to let you know the answer. Using information gathered from over 40,000 quotes, we can now show you the most common...