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Ethical KiwiSaver funds: just the facts, hold the facade

1 Aug 2022
Joe Taylor
Joe Taylor

Once again, ethical KiwiSaver funds are a hot topic. Last week, a Newsroom article called out the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) for failing to define ethical standards for KiwiSaver funds.

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.

Financial jargon 101

11 Jul 2022
Joe Taylor
Joe Taylor

Here is my handy go-to guide to clarify some of the terms we find people are commonly confused by.

How to sort out your relationship with money

4 Jul 2022

Cultivating a healthy relationship with money can be a life-long journey. For me personally, the fear of financial insecurity used to be my deepest anxiety.

Can I withdraw my KiwiSaver funds?

27 Jun 2022

When money’s tight, it can be tempting to think about withdrawing your KiwiSaver funds. With inflation, rising interest rates, and the onset of winter, many of us feel the pressure of stretching our dollars. Your KiwiSaver balance may be catching your eye, your money sitting there untouched and tempting.

How to travel worry-free in 2022

20 Jun 2022

Finally, we can travel. People can get out to see their loved ones for the first time in years. Grandparents are meeting grandkids for the first time. We can swap screens for real-life hugs and get back to plans that have been on hold for the last two years.

5 winter saving hacks

13 Jun 2022

The days are shorter, the air is colder, and the bills are often bigger. Here are our top five winter saving hacks to help you save money, stay warm, and even help the planet too.

Retiring soon? How to make your KiwiSaver last

7 Jun 2022

If your retirement is getting closer, there are a few things you should do to ensure that your KiwiSaver fund is ready. No one wants to stress about money - it’s time to kick back and enjoy your new lifestyle. You’ve earned it!