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BetterSaver in the news: Back to work at 68?

16 May 2022
Joe Taylor
Joe Taylor

Last week, I chatted to Newstalk ZB and NewsHub about a scary reality: Kiwis in their 30s could run out of their KiwiSaver cash less than four years after retiring.

Starting a family? How to future-proof your finances

9 May 2022

If you’re like most parents, you probably spend a significant amount of time thinking about how to provide for your growing family. It’s tough not to when, every time you turn around, there seems to be another expense. So take a deep breath - and then take action.

7 easy ways to start sorting your finances

2 May 2022

You know it’s important to sort your finances, but it’s the last thing you want to do with your free time. Where do you even start?

Are you struggling to be real about money?

26 Apr 2022

Have you ever stared at a friend's Instagram page in disbelief wondering how they can afford it all? Their life seems full of holidays, amazing food, and the latest fashion. How do they have it together when you struggle to make rent every week?

Is your KiwiSaver fund investing in the planet?

19 Apr 2022

This Friday is Earth Day. Every April 22nd since 1970, people around the world celebrate our planet and take action to protect it. This year’s Earth Day theme is “Invest in our Planet.” It’s a reasonable time to ask the question - is your KiwiSaver fund investing in the planet? Unfortunately, the answer is not as clear-cut as you might think.

5 reasons women have less in their KiwiSaver (and what we can do to combat it)

12 Apr 2022

Exploring the reasons Kiwi women are retiring with less than men and what we can do about it.

What are some different types of investments?

4 Apr 2022

Investing can seem complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Investing is simply putting your money into things that you expect to grow in value and generate income over time. Here's a breakdown of some of the most popular types of investments,

What's your saving personality?

27 Mar 2022

Becoming aware of your saving personality can help you take an objective look at your tendencies and what you can realistically do to improve your finances. Let’s identify your saving personality and find out what will work to make you a better saver.

ANOTHER update to home loan rules

20 Mar 2022

Fortunately for prospective borrowers, the government has announced they are making changes to guidance for lenders. So what’s the deal now? Let’s look at what’s happened and what first home buyers need to do now.