Debatable: Should students prioritise saving?

Posted 10:12pm Friday 26th April 2024 by Annabel Rhodes

Debatable is a column written by the Otago University Debating Society. The Debating Society welcomes new members and meets at the Business School every Tuesday at 6pm. For: Annabel Rhodes When students think of frugality, we often think of two minute noodles and timing our flatmates in the Read more...

Student Scammed Out of Life Savings

Posted 4:07pm Monday 24th July 2023 by Nina Brown

Third-year Law student Cassie* has warned others to watch out for online phishing scams after scammers scooped $17k out of her bank account - her life savings. “They’re the scum of the Earth in my eyes,” she told Critic Te Ārohi, despite her friend’s condolences that it Read more...

Sponsored Money Management Book Given Away By UBS

Posted 3:04pm Friday 19th August 2022 by Denzel Chung

Full disclosure: Denzel is a member of Simplicity, who funded and sponsored Money Made Simple. A mysterious money-management book, sponsored by a KiwiSaver provider, is being given away with every purchase at the University Bookshop (UBS). Critic Te Ārohi decided to investigate, primarily Read more...

What They Don't Teach You About Saving Money in a Flat

Posted 3:21pm Sunday 27th February 2022 by Oscar Moriarty

With each new year at Uni comes a new crop of students, all trying to navigate the potentially treacherous world of flatting for the first time. Flatting is expensive, as my grandchildren always tell me as they beg for handouts. As a third-generational stock broker on the NZX, I feel it is my Read more...

Consequences of Bitcoin Debated

Posted 3:02pm Sunday 9th May 2021 by Quintin Jane

You can buy a Tesla with it, and you can evade the feds with it, but recent reports from Cambridge University show that bitcoin mining consumes more power than the entire country Argentina, and accounts for nearly 1% of global power consumption. Actual, physical mining accounts for 4–7% of Read more...

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