Thinking that we find interesting
Think about your financial future
5th September 2013
We've learnt about budgets, goal setting and dumb debt - but what's it all for?
If old Fred works, it means more jobs
27th July 2013
My main concern with raising the retirement age is that unless you have full or near-full employment it is self-defeating. If people aren't leaving at one end they cannot be taken on at the other. Rising stars in a company are also being held back from promotion as senior staff are not leaving. This is an issue already in both private companies and government departments that have been offering redundancy to older staff to ease the promotion congestion.
Mary Holm: Volatility a risk with KiwiSaver funds
9th March 2013
Q: I'm a big fan of Kiwisaver. I have contributed 4 per cent ($50) a week for six years and now have $30,000 in my account.
Getting it Right!
4th March 2013
n case you were looking for some light reading or a movie to watch over the weekend, I thought I’d share a few things with you on the topic of getting it right for clients when it comes to investing. It is all too easy to get distracted by the regulation mountain ahead and the requirements thereof or the buzzing noise of the markets, especially in uncertain times, when clients shift their focus onto short-term (or even longer term) returns and comparing them to whatever else appears to have done
Why assessing your risk profile can save your bacon
22nd October 2012
I learned to embrace risk, as long as it was well thought out and, in a worst-case scenario, I’d still land on my feet. – Eli Broad