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KiwiSaver: Addressing our fritter nation
KiwiSaver: Addressing our fritter nation

More than a third of Kiwisavers are withdrawing their funds when they hit retirement and spending it on cars, boats and…

Inside Money: KiwiSaver tax cut proposal a win-lose situation
Inside Money: KiwiSaver tax cut proposal a win-lose situation

The lobby group for large funds management and insurance firms, the Financial Services Council (FSC)…

KiwiSaver tax rates need fixing - savings lobby
KiwiSaver tax rates need fixing - savings lobby

New Zealand's tax system heavily penalises KiwiSaver while offering massive tax breaks to property investors…

KiwiSaver: Growth or caution? - a timely question
KiwiSaver: Growth or caution? - a timely question

I am 21 years old and have about $4000 in my KiwiSaver. Because I've been contracting for the last couple of years I haven't…

Call for clearer KiwiSaver rules
Call for clearer KiwiSaver rules

Calls are being made for clearer rules around what happens to a person's KiwiSaver savings when they are declared bankrupt…

KiwiSaver fees to shrink
KiwiSaver fees to shrink

Many funds charge over $100 a year in management fees, which take a big chunk out of KiwiSaver earnings. The Govt has responded…

Inside Money: Macquarie loses patience with $22.5m NZ experiment
Inside Money: Macquarie loses patience with $22.5m NZ experiment

The closure of the Macquarie Bank-owned Brook Asset Management last week was a surprise to some - not because it…

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$278b - our lost pot of gold
$278b - our lost pot of gold

NZ could have had a superannuation pot of gold worth $278b by next year had it kept a compulsory savings…

Inside Money: Winners by default - when five becomes nine

According to a list I compiled earlier, 11 KiwiSaver providers volunteered for default duty but only nine were approved…

Kiwisaver: Big retirement schemes very different

So what's the difference between KiwiSaver and the Government's Superannuation Fund and is Kiwisaver backed by the Government?…

Mary Holm: Okay to pay tax on rentals

Q: We are a couple in our early 30s who own a rental house and live in a rental too. We have been paying as much as possible…

KiwiSaver default fund numbers beefed up
KiwiSaver default fund numbers beefed up

Commerce Minister Craig Foss has beefed up the number of KiwiSaver default providers that members are…

Inside Money: Faith-based investing

As reported here in January , New Zealand's first (and probably last) KiwiSaver scheme based on Islamic Shari'ah investment…

Inside Money: Boutique fund managers turn to fisticuffs

New Zealand's reasonably strong and expanding contingent of boutique fund managers generally punch above the benchmark-weight. But…

Kiwisaver: Employer cash lags by a few months

I pay into a standard KiwiSaver scheme (3 per cent me, 2 per cent employer), the ASB KiwiSaver provider.

Inside Money: Regulator urges KiwiSaver trustees to be more nosy

Can a regulator be friends with the regulated? Not really, but in its latest guidance note to the investment industry…

Rise of the home renters
Rise of the home renters

We're increasingly becoming a nation of renters with less than half of us now owning our own place…

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Brent Sheather: It's your money, fool
Brent Sheather: It's your money, fool

Despite all the time and effort going into behavioural finance these days it seems many investors still buy high and sell…

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