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Time Management After Returning to Work at the Office.

Positive Monday:  Use Time Blocks Each Day A helpful strategy to free up time is to use Time Blocks. Time Blocks are chunks of time you intentionally schedule that are dedicated exclusively to one specific activity without interruptions. Below are five chunks of time you should be scheduling on a daily basis: Deep Work This is..Read More

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Fraud and Scams – what to look out for

“Financial crime has the potential to create detrimental outcomes for both New Zealand’s economy and society. ASB is determined to play our part in combating it wherever we can, but when it comes to keeping your accounts safe, it is imperative for customers to remain vigilant too”, says David Bullock, executive general manager of technology..Read More

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Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes

In my first blog in my series on vaping, I described the characteristics of the large, global vaping population. Life insurers care most about the health consequences of e-cigarettes. This segment will touch on several aspects of this concern. The common thread between conventional smoking and vaping is nicotine. Just like in studies of tobacco smokers, studies of..Read More

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Lockdown Lowered Stress Levels

A study by Southern Cross has tracked the physical, emotional and social health of more than 3,000 New Zealanders. Research by the insurer and private healthcare organisation, began in 2019 and data reveals changes in Kiwis’ attitudes and behaviours during the Covid-19 lockdown. Southern Cross Health Society Chief Medical Officer, Dr Stephen Child, says that while..Read More

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Majority of Kiwi households in financial difficulty: survey

A new survey has found 40 percent of households are at risk of falling into financial hardship since Covid-19, and a third were already in difficulty. The Commission for Financial Capability surveyed 3000 households in the last two weeks of the level 4 lockdown and is part of an international study in eight countries. Even..Read More

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Insurers, Advisers, Brokers and You

Each insurer in the market has various products that have various features and benefits. These are too numerous and complex to list here and are part of the reason engaging a good adviser is important, as they can assist you in making sense of these; what might be best for you and matches your situation...Read More

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How to Calm Your Fears Right Now

We recommend that you make sure you have protected yourself and your loved ones by creating your must-have documents: a will, a living revocable trust, a financial power of attorney and an advance directive and power of attorney for health care. For some of us, issues related to becoming ill, or ultimately dying, can be..Read More

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