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How not to panic in a volatile market

25 Jul 2022

You have likely seen a drop in your KiwiSaver balance. I know I have. Right now we are experiencing a volatile market.

Investment risk: what you need to know

18 Jul 2022

You can’t escape investment risk, not even when it comes to KiwiSaver. No matter what someone on the internet tries to sell you, there is no such thing as a risk-free investment.

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.

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 should first home buyers be doing now?

27 Feb 2022

If you’re trying to buy your first home right now, you might feel like giving up. The market has gone crazy and the rules are changing. It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin.