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Sam Goldwater

Sam Goldwater

Brian Gaynor: KiwiSavers throw away thousands of dollars

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The latest KiwiSaver data clearly shows that the scheme has been a phenomenal success with one notable exception: a large number of scheme members are receiving no advice or poor direction and are in the wrong funds. As a consequence, these investors are throwing away tens of thousands of dollars of potential retirement savings.

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Henry Tongue

Henry Tongue

Generate KiwiSaver Scheme Investment Provider of Year

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The Generate KiwiSaver Scheme has been awarded Investment Provider of the Year for the second year running. At the Professional Advisers Association Excellence Awards held yesterday the Generate KiwiSaver Scheme won the Investment Provider of the Year for the second year running. Advisers were asked to rate investment providers, not only on performance but also on the quality of communications and investment statements, services and education to clients, and support to advisers.

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Sam Gapes

Sam Gapes

Young people limiting retirement savings by choosing wrong funds

Posted in Kiwisaver on

Are you short-changing yourself of hundreds of thousands of dollars? Many KiwiSaver members have been troubled to see their balances take a hit over the past week, amid international share market volatility. But some are still unaware that their balances are being eroded much more seriously by something that is completely under their control: Being in the wrong type of fund. It is a problem that is particularly bad for KiwiSaver's youngest members, who could miss out on significant sums over their lifetimes.

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Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas

Magellan Asset Management - Brexit Update

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Hamish Douglass discusses his thoughts around the Brexit development in a video update.

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Ryan Edwards

Ryan Edwards

Platinum Asset Management - Brexit Commentary

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The decision by the British people to withdraw from the European Union (EU) took markets by surprise. Yet, it did not occur in a vacuum. Britain's vote to leave the EU needs to be seen in the context of a confluence of global social and economic trends.

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Henry Tongue

Henry Tongue

KiwiSaver funds take a hit after Brexit

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Investors here are getting worried about what the Brexit could mean for investments like KiwiSaver. European markets slumped on Friday, but analysts in New Zealand say KiwiSaver is for the long-term, and investors should hang in there.

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Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas

Time to claim KiwiSaver tax credit

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It's nearly the end of June, so now is the time to claim $521 of extra money for your KiwiSaver account. It is called the Member Tax Credit. To get the extra $521.43 you need to be 18 or older and pay $1,042.86 into your account between July 1 and June 30 the following year. The Government will pay 50 cents for each dollar you put in, up to a maximum payment of $521.43.

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Nicola Hines

Nicola Hines

The ageing workforce of New Zealand

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As our population is aging, so is our workforce. Five years ago 21 percent of our workforce was over the age of 65; by 2031 that will have increased to 31 percent. So how do we make the workplace more accepting of older workers and get rid of the stigma that they’re past their 'use by' date?

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Sam Goldwater

Sam Goldwater

1 in 3 Kiwis to work past retirement - help needed

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Don't tell Oscar-winning actor Christopher Walken he should retire. At 73, he's appeared in more than 100 films and TV shows that have grossed a total of more than $1.5bn at the box office. His latest turn is as King Louie in The Jungle Book and, in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, he said he wasn't sure that actors retire: "Actors are like athletes: you don't retire, you get retired."

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Sam Gapes

Sam Gapes

Dear people in your 20s and 30s, you'd better be preparing for retirement at 50.

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Not because you want to retire early, but because you'll have to. There are three major trends that should signal what the latter half of your career may have in store for you.

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