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A Guide to the KiwiSaver Annual Government Contributions

A Guide to the KiwiSaver Annual Government Contributions

The Government will soon be giving all KiwiSaver members a free top-up of $521.43 if you have contributed $1,042.86* between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020 towards a KiwiSaver Scheme. The Rules for KiwiSaver Government Contributions This Government contribution was...

Coronavirus: Perspective in the Panic

Coronavirus: Perspective in the Panic

Back in 1987, right after the markets had experienced the famous “Black Monday” decline which took the Dow Jones Industrial Average down by 22.6%, the weekly Barron’s financial publication featured, on its cover, a suitcase with the frightened eyes of a Wall Street...

How to prevent market falls from threatening your retirement

Most people of working age have a retirement plan in place – after all, who wouldn’t want a comfortable and relaxed life after years of hard work? But a bearish run on the markets could seriously affect your retirement prospects. Here is how you can make sure you are...

Getting ‘First Home Loan’ Ready

If you’re tired of home ownership sitting in the too-hard basket and want 2020 to be the year that you get your plans underway, this read is for you. Read on for five key components to getting home loan ready. Understanding your home loan affordability One of the...

How Much Do I Need to Retire in Comfort?

If you do a quick Google search, there are a lot of results claiming that you need a specific amount of money in order to retire comfortably. However, everyone is different and have varying needs. Kim Kardashian will have different expectations than your average Kiwi,...