Proactive about health

May 29, 2013Newsletter

Autumn 2013 Proactive about health Campaigns such as Movember, where guys sprout moustaches of all shapes and sizes to promote prostate awareness and men’s health, and Breast Cancer Take Action month that encourages women to be proactive and make breast cancer awareness part of their life, are important in understanding symptoms and seeking help when … Read More

Health insurance – to pay or not to pay?

October 29, 2012Newsletter

Spring 2012 Health insurance – to pay or not to pay? Did you know that around 1.4 million Kiwis have health insurance? With a good public health system why would such a significant number of New Zealanders choose to pay for health insurance? We are fortunate to have a good public health system in New … Read More

Health Insurance – Can you afford not to have it?

May 15, 2012Newsletter

Autumn 2012 Health Insurance – Can you afford not to have it? At one time, health insurance was only for those who preferred to use the private health system. But times have changed. With the cost of medical treatments and the availability of new procedures and drugs increasing, more and more New Zealanders are going … Read More

Stress is natural – how to survive it

October 25, 2011Life tips, Newsletter

Spring 2011 Stress is natural – how to survive it Stress can be defined as our physical and emotional response to the demands of our environment and our everyday lives, and goodness knows the people of Christchurch have endured more than enough in the past 12 months. Stress is a natural part of how we … Read More

Shaken and stirred – and doing what’s important

June 2, 2011Newsletter

Autumn 2011 Shaken and stirred – and doing what’s important The September 4 Canterbury earthquake proved to be the dress rehearsal for a far more devastating event, which, on February 22 shook the city of Christchurch and its people, causing death, destruction to vast areas of the central business district and eastern suburbs, and placing … Read More

‘She’ll be right’ often isn’t

November 23, 2010Newsletter

Spring 2010 ‘She’ll be right’ often isn’t Did you know that over a lifetime, fathers have seven fewer Father’s Days than mothers have Mother’s Days? This is because men generally start parenting later in life and because women have a longer life span. Recent research confirms a marked gap in life expectancy between men and … Read More

Want the best home loan? Then talk to us!

April 7, 2010Features, Newsletter

Autumn 2010 Want the best home loan? Then talk to us! Confused as to where to start looking for the best home loan?  Well don’t be! For some time now, Eric James & Associates have been providing clients with our independent mortgage service. This includes home owners, property investors, businesses and developers.  With Eric James … Read More

The True Cost of Stay-at Home Parents

October 15, 2009Newsletter

Just because a stay-at home-parent doesn’t earn a salary, it doesn’t mean it wouldn’t hurt their family if they were to pass away.

Here are some statistics to help you when discussing the subject on insuring non working spouses. The site www.msn.com puts the value of a home-maker at $50,000 per annum!

Hang In There – It’s Your Future

August 30, 2009Newsletter

Hang In There – It’s Your Future

As the media continues to predict gloom and doom in the economy, many New Zealanders are looking at how they can’ tighten their belts’ in an effort to cut spending where they can. And it’s quite understandable that insurance, along with other household spending, will come under the
spotlight with some of our clients. But the worsening economy now makes having adequate cover even more important. In fact, that’s why just about everyone takes out cover – to be able to protect their family, health & lifestyle in exactly this sort of economic climate.