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In This Life Being Just Average Is Not Enough

Average is not enough. We had an interesting conversation today with our 12-year old about trying hard and doing homework. The fact is our son is capable of doing well at school, but like all boys (including myself) he would rather do sports than school work so I can understand that. Also like myself, our
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What We Learnt From The Rio Olympic Games

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games have been fascinating and had some great contests to watch, but there are also some unexpected things that I have learnt fro  the Rio Olympic Games too. Some of the lessons came as a shock, while other things are common sense and an occasion like the Olympics just reinforces what we really already
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A Robot Vacuum Cleaner For the Guy That Hates Housework

How cool would that be – a robot vacuum cleaner to do the housework for you. This is the thing of dreams, one of those appliances that you might expect to have seen on the ‘Jetsons’ but it is now real and available at a price that is almost acceptable. The title on this blog
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In Business & Life We Strive For Excellence

As a Kiwi today it is easy to think of the manner in which many of my country people strive for excellence as I watch the Hurricanes on television and think of the Olympic team getting ready to compete. In Business We Strive For Excellence Most people go into business with the intention of being successful,
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What’s The Best New Zealand Finance Blog?

It is quite hard to find a genuine New Zealand finance blog with most being either designed for those working within the finance industry, written by banks or by the political parties. For The Finance Industry There are some blogs designed for those working within the financial services industry like Good Returns  and The Mortgage Magazine. Lifestyle Blogs
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Has Buying A First Home Got More Difficult?

As a New Zealand mortgage broker working in Auckland since 1997 I have spoken to a lot of people that are buying a first home or trying to buy a home, and in all of those years it has never been easy. Buying my first home 25-years ago was hard and every day we talk to
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learn from motorsport

There Are Lessons From Motorsport for Business

My name is Stuart Wills and I’m a short bald man that loves winning in business, loves watching and getting inspiration from sport and of course enjoy fishing too. In business the measure of success is dollars, in most sports it is the scoreboard and with motorsport it is the chequed flag. I am also
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About North West Mortgages & The Mortgage Supply Company

You may have heard that yesterday Stuart & Erica Wills made a huge change to their Auckland mortgage broking business and changed the trading name from Mortgage Link to The Mortgage Supply Company. Of course none of these decisions are made lightly and the decision was not an easy one after being with Mortgage Link
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Basic 101 On How To Apply For A Home Loan

This is another post made to NorthWest Mortgages Buying a home is one of the most exciting and daunting things that we ever do in our lives but there is help available. For some of us our first home will be a tiny house and others will jump straight into something larger. If you are
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wasting money

How Are You Wasting Your Money?

Of course you are wasting your money, or at least some of it. Most people will find that they are wasting money if they take the time to look what they spend money on. It may not be that you literally flush your money down the toilet – but there are plenty of ways that we
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