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Pick up your big five hundy this year

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"Did you know that for every dollar you put in to KiwiSaver, the Government adds 50 cents - up to $521 each year? Yep, a big five hundy. If you're not on to it - and a recent survey showed three out of five people didn't know they could get $521 - you may be leaving money on the table."

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Why you should start saving for retirement at 25

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"The longer you wait to start saving for retirement, the more you miss out on the benefits of the incredible power of compound interest."

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Gen Y shows super interest

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"A recent study by Colmar Brunton, commissioned by the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, found that some Gen Ys start to get interested in superannuation very early on. When asked what age they were when they first considered which specific superannuation fund suited their needs, the average answer for Gen Ys was 24 years."

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The earlier you start saving …..

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If you save for 10 years between the ages of 25 and 35 you will end up with more at 65 than if you saved the same amount for 30 years between the ages of 35 and 65! JP Morgan has put together this great graph on how compounding interest can work. “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it ... he who doesn't ... pays it.” – Albert Einstein

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Generate a Lead and Win Referral Prize Draw Winners

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We would like to say a massive thank you for all of your referrals we received for the Generate a Lead and Win Referral Prize Draw!

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KiwiSaver a good deal, regardless

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Consider this: "The best form of saving that any individual can make on average is to reduce their borrowing, and in most cases this means paying off credit cards, and then their mortgage as soon as possible."

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Shorty Street boosts financial literacy

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Few KiwiSaver investors seek professional financial advice but television soap opera Shortland Street could give an unlikely boost to financial literacy, a researcher says.

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KiwiSaver: Broader options decrease provider risk

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Cautious investors wanting to reduce impact of failures should consider the spread of their investments.

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Kiwis in love with KiwiSaver but relationship lacks understanding

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New research from Mercer has highlighted that the majority of New Zealanders do not fully understand KiwiSaver, particularly in relation to member tax credits and tax rates. The findings indicate many New Zealanders are missing out on benefits they may be entitled to, but despite this almost three quarters view KiwiSaver as a positive way to save for retirement.

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"I just want to show all the people that you don't have to sit & die just because you get old. Keep doing things."

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Decorated war veteran, Jim (Pee Wee) Martin, of Xenia, Ohio, touched down Thursday on the same French field he and other members of the 101st Airborne Division heroically landed on in 1944

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