Wealth

When you are in the throes of running your business on a daily basis, it can be hard to take a long-term perspective - but it's important to have these plans in place and work towards them. Have you considered your exit strategy?

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Keeping an eye on Christmas debt
If the Ghost of Christmas Past looks like it will visit even before you put the tree in the rubbish, here are 10 tips on being money-wise in advance, by Michael G. Peterson

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tips for a thriving, valuable business
Whether you're actively grooming your business for sale in the near future, or just building value so you can cash it up one day, Malcolm Billington highlights ten things which you should be doing to make for an easier and more profitable exit.

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The usual advice is to use any spare money to pay off debt first, but Alan Clarke says there is a good case for putting some aside for a rainy day.

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Retire in style
No matter what your age or stage of life, every business owner needs to be preparing for a happy, healthy and well funded retirement. Duncan Balmer has some tips on where you can start

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New research shows that many of us are likely to retire a lot later than we would like - so if you’re banking on selling your business, the numbers need to be right if you want to avoid the long slog.

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John Assaraf shows you how to take a long, hard look at how you spend your time in order to give your earning ability a significant boost

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Whether you're a baby-boomer looking to exit your business in the next decade, or simply planning prudently for your retirement, Alan Clarke suggests you have options if the figures aren't adding up to quite the lifestyle you thought you'd have.

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piggy bank
Dealing with your own financial affairs can be a daunting prospect and often business owners don't so much choose where they will go as end up with a particular bank by default. Stuart Wills suggests some things you might take into consideration when choosing where to keep your hard-earned money.

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Making money through your business is obviously important - but what do you do with it when you've got it? Alan Clarke explains why you should be saving some of it, and outlines some options.

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Retirement planning should be on every business owner's radar, no matter what their age. And Alan Clarke explains why women, perhaps, need to be even more financially savvy than men.

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Increase the value of your business
Even a lifestyle entrepreneur can sell a business for more if the value is built into the business on a daily basis. Debbie Mayo-Smith lets you in on some simple secrets which can add dollars to the bottom line when you sell up.

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Earning an income is one thing - but how you spend it is another. Your property investment strategy affects your lifestyle, and more so in retirement than ever before. Alan Clarke looks at two scenarios - which one would you rather be?

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Whether you're male or female, old or young, salaried or self-employed, you need to plan for your retirement. Alan Clark argues that women need to know more about it than men - but has some useful advice for all.

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Do you want to make more money in your business right now? Do you want more time to spend with your family? Do you want to take more overseas trips or have 3 months off work? Do you want to follow your passion but don’t know how? Kim Baird shares her strategy for success.

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budget numbers
As mortgage advisers (brokers) we meet people all the time who want or need some tools to assist them with managing their money, their expenses and their debt. Heaps of these people are already very organised and are looking for a smarter easier way to do this while heaps of others have their finances in a complete mess but have recognised the need to get themselves sorted out better and are really looking for an easy way to get started.

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The IRD treats passive investors differently to investors who are "in business" through their investments. Here's the low-down ...

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