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How To Avoid Fighting Over Money

by The Professional Trustee Team 11 May 11

Recently I had a conversation with one of my friends who told me she was constantly fighting with her nearest and dearest over money.  They just didn't seem to be able to agree on what they should do financially. She felt they should clean up..

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Media say Yes to Family Trusts

by The Professional Trustee Team 07 Feb 11

Hello Everyone   I'm feeling pretty pleased that the Media is picking up the idea that having a Family Trust isn't just a nice "extra' in life but is going to become an "essential".  Have a look at this link and you will see the interview..

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Does Your Money Personality Cost You?

by The Professional Trustee Team 28 Jan 11

One of the most popular subjects we talk and write about has to be money.  How to make it is definitely a topic that would come up at most social gatherings. I guess this is appropriate seeing money is the currency we all use to live..

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MONEY IS A JEALOUS MISTRESS

by The Professional Trustee Team 28 Oct 10

One night last week, in a city away from my home, I found myself at a bit of a loose end.  Not a personality to skulk around, I used the time to see a movie I wanted to enjoy.  'Money Never Sleeps' was my choice. ..

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Show Me The Money Honey

by The Professional Trustee Team 28 Oct 10

Women and money I reckon all women are in the protection business.  Just look around.  They are born Protectors.  They look out for their friends and family and are constantly trying to protect those they love.  They even look out for friends of friends.  Experience..

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Interest Rates: Latest Update & Commentary

by The Professional Trustee Team 03 Aug 10

As the Trustee Services Partner at Gilligan Rowe & Associates, I'm often asked by Trustees what we think is going to happen in the economy, the property market and with interest rates. We answer questions like this all the time as helping people make and..

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Family Trusts 101 Book

by The Professional Trustee Team 30 Jun 10

I'M TELLING ALL! After plenty of anxious moments and sleepless nights, I've done it. Yes, I have written a book. "Family Trusts 101" has finally been born. Trusts are never easy creatures to understand but I think this book should help all New Zealanders comprehend the..

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Gremlins Playing With Your Trust Deed

by The Professional Trustee Team 24 Jun 10

As you can imagine, we see lots of different types of trust deeds here at GRA. Despite there being a variety of deeds around, there are some common provisions we like in all our clients' deeds of trust. One of these provisions relates to decision..

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Family Trust Gifting: A Gift for you

by The Professional Trustee Team 12 Mar 10

Well the New Year has well and truly started for us. In Trust Land we've conducted hundreds of Annual Trustee Meetings. Out of those ATMs we found a common issue arose – gifting. So I thought I'd talk a little about gifting and hopefully remove..

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