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    Is your retirement sorted?
     26 June 2010
    For some New Zealanders 65 is the new 45 – these Kiwis are still busy working and have plenty of things to do before they 'retire'.
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    Now is a good time to review KiwiSaver decisions
    12 Feb 2010: If you’re using this time of year to review your finances, don’t forget to add KiwiSaver into the equation.... more
    Investigate before you invest
    15 Nov 2009: Being able to invest with confidence is a critical part of saving for retirement and managing your money in retirement.... more
    Fixing mortgage knowledge gaps
    21 Jul 2009: One in five home owners with a mortgage don't know that it is better to have a fixed rate rather than a floating rate when interest rates are expected to increase. ... more
    DIY Income Investments
    19 Apr 2009: If you are looking for income generating securities a Buy and Hold Yield investments strategy on the share market may provide alternatives to banks. ... more
    Weighing up the cost of mortgage break fees
    22 Mar 2009: Breaking your fixed mortgage term and moving to a lower interest rate may seem like an easy way to improve your cashflow. But in reality it could be a very expensive trip to the bank. ... more
    Do your homework on reverse mortgages
    5 Jul 2008: If you’re over 60 and own a house or other property, a reverse mortgage can seem an attractive option to help fund your retirement or pay for a major expense. But make sure you know the full costs and check out all your options before you sign on the dotted line. ... more
    Retirement saving – now is good
    3 May 2008: With the recent introduction of new NZ Super rates and compulsory employer contributions to KiwiSaver, now is a good time to start thinking seriously about retirement saving.... more
    Get your KiwiSaver decision Sorted
    9 Feb 2008: One of the things on the ‘to do’ list of many New Zealand workers this year will be deciding whether or not to join KiwiSaver. You’ve probably heard about the government incentives like a $1,000 kick start to your savings, and the up-to $1040 annual ‘tax credits’. But there are also the employer contributions to consider. ... more
    This Xmas, make shopping with the plastic less drastic
    15 Dec 2007: If you’re planning to put your Christmas spending ‘on the plastic’ you’re not alone. Last year, New Zealanders charged $2.273 billion to their credit cards for the month of December – a $249 million increase on the previous month.... more

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