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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…

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…

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…

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.

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