The challenges of getting on the property ladder are regularly in the media and in many places around New Zealand keep getting harder and harder. This means financial preparation is more and more important for you to be able to make this challenging, but very rewarding step.

Have a look at the useful free stuff below …


Committing Yourself to KiwiSaver

Make the most of KiwiSaver by accessing your fund for buying your first home.

Home Loans: Which Type is Right For You?

Be prepared by getting familiar with what the terminology means before speaking to your bank or broker.

Ride in a Time Machine by Repaying Debt Faster!

Save money and time by getting rid of consumer debt as quickly as possible before taking on a home loan.


Home Loan 101

Here are a few important things to be aware of as you prepare to buy a home. Read more...

Your Credit Report and Credit Score

If you want to get a home loan, then the bank will want to know your credit history. Read more...

Having a Go at Home Renovations

Thinking about buying, then DIY’ing? You’d better read this then! Read more...

The AM Show videos

Busting Mortgage Myths

Learn the truth behind the biggest mortgage myths.

What the Official Cash Rate Means for You

The OCR can impact your financial future more than you think.

The Importance of Having Financial Goals

Get a few tips to help with your financial goal of buying a home

Journeys - only available on paid subscriptions

My Budget

Get on top of your finances before taking on a mortgage.

Get on Top of Short-Term Debt

Get your short-term debt under control before buying a house.

My Mortgage Play

Compare different mortgage structures to see what's best for you.

What I'm Worth

Get a view of home ownership affects your net worth.