Money Archive

Understanding KiwiSaver, part one: The basics

How to stop procrastinating and actually (finally) get on top of KiwiSaver.

Announcing The Spinoff Money

After years of trying The Spinoff today launches Money – its newest section, one aimed at demystifying and making accessible the world of money.

‘Feast or Famine’, and the other ways students are gambling their student loans

How are university students gambling, and is it possible to actually make a success out of it?

How to save for (and spend on) an OE: Travel tips and tricks from a tight-arse

Dreamed of traveling long term, but at a loss about how to afford it? Here's how Kristin Hall and her partner managed it (spoiler: involves a lot of brown rice and cabbage).

Beset by debt: What happens when you have a student loan and leave NZ

Moving overseas post-graduation? Be prepared for your friendly interest-free student loan to become an out-of-control debt monster, writes Chelle Fitzgerald.

So you’re about to lose money on the Melbourne Cup – where does it go?

Hundreds of millions of dollars are lost by punters at the TAB every year. Where does it go, asks Don Rowe.

How a new programme is helping school students avoid payday lenders

A new programme being rolled out in 111 schools teaches students how to manage money – and the difference between good and bad debt.

Flush the toilet, roll a marble: How to hack your next Open Home

There’s an art to visiting open homes. Rebecca Stevenson looks behind 'the vibe' and smell of baking as she searches for a new house.

Managing your money and mental health

The relationship between your financial health and your mental health is inseparable. 

Show me the money: Four home owners open their bank statements

The increasingly bonkers housing market is a key driver behind the current surge in renting. We talk to four people about how they made the leap from renter to home owner.

Investment legend Brian Gaynor on stepping back, the housing crisis and why Bill English is a born number two

After a clear decade running one of the country’s best-performing investment funds, and two writing one of its best-read business columns, Brian Gaynor is stepping back from day-to-day fund management. Duncan Greive asks him why.