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Inside Money: Why technology hasn't made finance cheaper
Inside Money: Why technology hasn't made finance cheaper

Following on from my moan last week about the failure of technology to reduce the cost of finance Nobel laureate Paul…

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…

Inside Money: New rules spell death for super

Under proposed FMC regulations, all super schemes will have to meet a "sole purpose" test - ie the savings must only be…

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

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

New Zealand's tax system heavily penalises KiwiSaver…

KiwiSaver fees to shrink KiwiSaver fees to shrink

Many funds charge over $100 a year in management fees…

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Will positive thinking cost you?
Will positive thinking cost you?

What if the "power of positive thinking" is simply a numbing drumbeat that reinforces the positivity delusion, leading us…

Diana Clement: Serious illness can trigger financial misery
Diana Clement: Serious illness can trigger financial misery

Death brings financial disaster for many families. If the breadwinner dies without adequate life insurance, the family can…

Renting smarter than buying
Renting smarter than buying

Renting rather than buying may be the smartest financial decision you can make at present.

Mary Holm: Cashing-up can lead to frustrating delay
Mary Holm: Cashing-up can lead to frustrating delay

I was somewhat surprised to learn that one fund manager has requested 63 days' notification prior to paying out, and it…

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Inside Money: Why technology hasn't made finance cheaper yet
Inside Money: Why technology hasn't made finance cheaper yet

To date, technology has failed miserably to reduce the costs of finance to end consumers.

Brent Sheather: Buffett says do as I say (not as I do)

This column has been running for almost twenty years. It is normally good fun but once in a while you come across a story…

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…

Seminars help 'bank of Mum and Dad'

Mortgage loan restrictions are making the "bank of Mum and Dad" so popular that one bank is running seminars on the best…

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