How first home buyers get a mortgage
5 tips for first home buyers
Many first home buyers are not sure where to start when it comes to getting their first mortgage.
Most end up just wandering into the bank to ask a few questions and then get swept up into the banks process, end up with an approval but no real advice or understanding of how first home buyers get a mortgage.
New Cancer Drug – a reason for good medical insurance
Here at DUX we have helped hundreds of people to get into their first home.
We answer a lot of questions and have advised many people on how to tweak their situation to make it a bit easier when its time to buy.
Here are 5 tips for first home buyers to help make it easier to get a mortgage and buy a home.
KiwiSaver Member ‘Tax Credits’
There is an article on the Herald about a new Breast cancer drug that is getting good results, but is $5000 a month for the pills.
So naturally people would like this to be covered by Pharmac so it can be done for free. This is not that easy, as Pharmac has a specific budget and every issue out there has new drugs people would love to be funded.
16 weeks till Christmas – are you ready?
A recent article in Stuff suggested that half of Kiwis surveyed had no idea what the Member Tax credits are.
This is pretty horrifying considering its been 10 years since KiwiSaver came in and it's all over the internet.
DUX – 7 years on and where we started
Christmas day is 16 weeks from Monday (the 4th of September).
Now that this has horrified you, you should be wondering about what you are going to do for Christmas and the spending for it.
Cracking a nest egg plan to keep you comfy
7 years ago, DUX was formed.
It was the last Friday of August in 2010 and the place I had worked for 6 years, and assumed I would be working at for another 10+, decided that they did not want me there anymore.
Investors advised to take long-term view
With the market’s focus on getting people into KiwiSaver, a growing number of Kiwis hitting retirement are finding there is little in the way of products or advice for them. Jason Krupp looks at some of the key factors they need to consider to protect their nest eggs.
Market impacts of presidential elections
Mighty River Power has been one of the single biggest equity catalysts on the Kiwi market in decades, with the partial float of the state-owned electricity company attracting mum-and-dad investors in droves.
Money Mind-set series – Credit Cards
A lot of people are surprised and a bit shocked after last the US election results and while I won’t be discussing the actual results of the election and the fall out (plenty of the media, who were wrong about the election will spend time telling you what will happen), it’s important to know about the market impact.
Cancer can hit anyone – do you have the right insurance?
Money Mind-set is the concept of having the right thoughts about money and setting your mind set accordingly. It’s about focusing to spending only money you have, not racking up debt, and saving as much as you can for your goals. A good money mind-set will help you grow wealth better over the years, and remove all the money stress most people have.
Happy 6th Birthday to DUX Financial Services
Cancer can hit anyone, what would you do if it happened to you?
There are Ethical Options for KiwiSaver
Today is the 6th birthday of DUX Financial. It’s crazy to think it’s been 6 years, but it means I have now been at DUX longer than any other financial company.
Building a home – Alan and Katrina’s Journey
Leaving aside the overblown hyperbole of the journalists in this article (I don’t think any company advertises itself as a cluster bomb company, but whatever), it’s important to know where you are investing and if you have preferences to not invest in certain areas, to see what you can do about it.
Trans-Tasman Retirement Savings Transfers – Advice Is Key
Building a home is an exciting, and often fraught experience, and it’s hard to get concrete knowledge on what to do. Often the builders hold onto information and make it difficult for you to know what your options are.
Quality Financial Advice Is Important Not KiwiSaver Provider Choice
The rules around Trans-Tasman transfers are a bit odd, and a giant pain in the neck, but worth it.
It took years for the two governments of New Zealand and Australia to get to a place where we could get Trans-Tasman portability, and while the KiwiSaver providers leaped at it, the Australian ones, not so much.
Easy Finance Is Not Always Easy
It’s adviser bashing time at the New Zealand Herald again as they breathlessly announce that some Financial Advisers only deal with a few KiwiSaver companies. They never say outright it’s bad, but it’s the impression they are trying to give.
How to Buy an Investment Property without A 40% Deposit
It’s not a surprise to read about people racking up lots of debt on the mobile lenders. People will always find a way to borrow if they are that way inclined.
Changes to KiwiSaver for First Home Buyers
You may be aware that the New Zealand Reserve bank has changed the rules for lending on investment properties.
Youi Insurance Pushing a ‘Cheap’ Policy Benefit
The Government has announced some changes to the KiwiSaver Homestart grant (and by extension the Welcome Home Loan) that kick in today.
It’s pretty damning about their processes and sales tactics.
While what Youi does was obvious to those in the industry, with their direct push model, and focusing on cheapness rather than benefits, it’s not just Youi who does this, they have been the most blatant.