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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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Henry Tongue

Henry Tongue

Aon - KiwiSaver Survey Report

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Aon Hewitt's latest comprehensive survey of KiwiSaver funds and KiwiSaver managers as at 31 March 2016 is now available. Not only was Generate the fastest growing KiwiSaver provider but Aon called the Generate Conservative Fund "the stand out performer" as the best performing fund accross all categories for the year to 31 March 2016!

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Sam Gapes

Sam Gapes

Mark Wilson discusses saving for retirement in New Zealand

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Mark Wilson is the New Zealand-born Group Chief Executive Officer of the UK’s largest insurer Aviva. Mark shares some great suggestions on how New Zealanders can ensure they are well prepared for retirement.

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Nicola Hines

Nicola Hines

What young adults need to know about KiwiSaver

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It is anyone's guess what the world will look like in 40 years time - climate change might have made Earth uninhabitable or Donald Trump might have ended civilisation as we know it. Assuming neither of these catastrophic scenarios occur, you will need to have saved a sizeable chunk of money for your retirement. Even though retirement might be a long way away for you, a couple of smart decisions now could help you avoid having to live off baked beans when you're old. This is where KiwiSaver comes in.

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Henry Tongue

Henry Tongue

Double check before you sign

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Buying your first home can be daunting. You may have family and friends who can step you through the process. If not, where do you start? Here are the 10 basic steps to get you on the road to home ownership.

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Ryan Edwards

Ryan Edwards

KiwiSaver: How to get an extra $521 from the Govt

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If you are in KiwiSaver you can get an extra $521 a year from the Government, but many people are missing out. Here is how to get the free $521!

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Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas

FMA warns - don't treat KiwiSavers as 'cash cows'

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The head of New Zealand's investment regulator has fired a warning shot at KiwiSaver providers urging them to be more proactive in engaging with their members. Rob Everett, chief executive of the Financial Markets Authority, said KiwiSaver providers could not afford to treat members as "cash cows" raking in millions of dollars in fees a year without doing anything to communicate with them other than the minimum.

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