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Ryan Edwards

Ryan Edwards

Theres almost no chance young investors will lose money over 40 years

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Many people — especially young people — avoid the stock market because they fear risk. But that fear may be misplaced, according to a recent investment risk analysis performed by personal finance website NerdWallet.

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Natasha Skachkova

Natasha Skachkova

Janine Starks: A million-dollar reason to change funds

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I'd do anything for love. Would you? Then get your kids out of KiwiSaver default funds. You've guided them into signing up. Tick. You've got them putting in the maximum they can afford. Tick. But you've got no idea what sort of fund they should be in. Two out of three aint bad? Well it might be okay if you're Meatloaf, but it falls short when it comes to investment. A million dollars short for some.

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Nicola Hines

Nicola Hines

Can you afford to retire without a house?

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For decades, the path to a comfortable retirement for middle-income Kiwis had three key steps: buy a house, pay it off before retiring, and save hard for as long as possible to amass a decent nest egg. But soaring home prices are making it harder to get on the property ladder, putting at risk the first step in that well-trod plan.

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Henry Tongue

Henry Tongue

1 in 3 Americans have $0 saved for retirement

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Saving for retirement is not an area of financial strength for Americans. Too often, meeting the financial demands of today means delaying, diminishing or simply never starting to save for tomorrow. “There are plenty of obstacles Americans claim are in their way when it comes to saving for retirement: credit card debt, student loan debt, low wages, the need to save for a child’s college education, and the list goes on,” said Cameron Huddleston, Life + Money columnist for GOBankingRates. “Although all of these things can put a strain on our budgets, they don’t necessarily make it impossible to save for retirement.”

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Henry Tongue

Henry Tongue

Ancient Greek money lessons

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OPINION: Let me tell you a story about an ancient Greek hero who can help you get richer. It's Ulysses, a kind of Greek Maui, though without Maui's ambition, and with a much worse sense of direction. Ulysses was one of the Greeks who destroyed the ancient city of Troy, and then got hopelessly lost sailing home.

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Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas

Want to have a comfortable retirement? Here's how

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Retirement - whether it's at 65, 67 or some other age entirely - probably seems a long way off. But if you can get on track now, your future self will thank you for it. Here's how to get sorted for retirement in five easy(ish) steps.

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Nicola Hines

Nicola Hines

Women fall further behind in retirement savings race

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New Zealand's retirement savings gender gap just keeps getting bigger, new research shows. ANZ said, on current savings patterns, women were likely to retire with almost $80,000 less in their KiwiSaver accounts than men. General manager of wealth products and marketing Ana-Marie Lockyer said it was disappointing to see women falling further behind in their retirement savings. She said the average balances of women members of ANZ's KiwiSaver scheme, the largest in the country, were 19 per cent lower than men's. Women had an average $13,333 compared to $16,527 for men. A year ago, women were only 15 per cent behind.

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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 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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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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