The super Spinoff ethical Christmas gift guide 2020

Local, ethical, sustainable, socially conscious and charitable gift ideas to satisfy all kinds of family members and budgets.

Christmas without the clutter: A better alternative to unwanted gift-giving

We've all bought or received gifts we know are never going to be used, which is why The Good Registry has created a way to channel those wasted funds into making a difference.

Levelling the playing field: The platform rewarding consumers for their data

In the same way we gig our cars or gig our spare bedrooms, we could soon be able to gig our data.

Can ‘hubs’ make up for the erasure of small-town banks?

Many see regional banking hubs as too small a measure to address a serious issue for provincial New Zealand.

Money Archive

How to avoid getting ripped off in the Black Friday bargain carnival

Black Friday deals aren't always what they seem. 

Are first home buyers really in a worse position than three years ago?

The cost of buying a first home has changed surprisingly little, thanks to falling interest rates and higher wages.

The sustainable tourism start-up that keeps the cash in the community

With New Zealand tourism in a lull, Queenstown-based start-up Kiwi Welcome is creating a new model of sustainable travel where visitors add value to the land.

Price check: Government investigates high food prices at supermarkets

It seems even Jacinda Ardern knows that grocery prices are too high

Negative interest rates could be coming. What would it mean for borrowers and savers?

The Reserve Bank considered it, the big banks hated it, so could negative interest rates actually work?

Why the stock market shot up after the vaccine announcement

With a Covid-19 vaccine potentially on the horizon, here's how the markets reacted to the news.

Analysis: The online ad campaigns fought over the weed and euthanasia referendums

Which side spent more and why? Jihee Junn crunches the numbers and finds some misleading claims along the way. 

What editors are actually buying

In the age of #gifted, what are people spending their own money on?

Men score higher on financial knowledge than women, but why?

A new survey from the CFFC has highlighted the gender gap when it comes to financial literacy, with women over 35 and women with children getting some of the lowest scores.

Debt to the future: The cost of recovery

Jonathan Cotton looks at where the government is getting all the money to pay for the Covid-19 recovery, and where that debt is taking us. 

Day trading has surged in popularity. Should we be worried?

Fuelled by the Covid crash, lockdown boredom and a "fear of missing out", speculation among new investors globally is on the rise.

Review: the new Allbirds socks and undies

All his life, Duncan Greive has basically hated his undies and found socks annoying. And then he tried Allbirds underwear.