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SIGNATURE SCAN SWINDLE Beware cheap deals from door-knocking cold-callers. If they ask you to write out a cheque, they may be after your signature!

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BRISCOES PRICES Go to a Briscoes sale any day of the week, and you'll find many products offered at 30 percent, 40 percent and even 50 percent off the regular retail price. Is it true?

APPLIANCE RELIABILITY Fisher & Paykel's DishDrawer is New Zealand's most popular dishwasher, but it has too many problems. Our latest reliability survey reveals all.

WOODBURNERS Modern woodburners are more efficient and much cleaner burning than models of yesteryear. We've tested 8 models.

FORCED VENTILATION SYSTEMS Does winter bring streaming windows, soggy wallpaper, mouldy curtains and a damp unhealthy feeling to your home? A forced ventilation system could help.

LIFETIME MORTGAGES If your house is a valuable asset, but you don't have enough cash in the bank to afford the lifestyle you desire, you might want to consider a lifetime mortgage.

ANNUITIES Seeking financial certainty in your retirement? If you have access to a lump sum, an annuity could be the answer.

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