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KiwiSaver benefits

POSTED BY admin ON THE February 7th, 2019

A KiwiSaver account is a great resource for compiling and saving for your retirement and future security. It is a voluntary, government-run initiative designed to help you financially plan ahead, but what exactly are the benefits? Here are a few ways having a KiwiSaver account would aid you throughout your life. Member Tax Credit:This credit […]

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Impacts of overseas travel on your KiwiSaver

POSTED BY admin ON THE November 26th, 2018

KiwiSaver members who go overseas for an extended period will not receive all the benefits their accounts usually give them. Find out what you are entitled to when you go away so you can make the right financial moves. Contributions while you are awayYour contributions will automatically stop once you cease work in New Zealand […]

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KiwiSaver investors should stay calm after market drop

POSTED BY admin ON THE October 26th, 2018

The Retirement Commissioner Diana Maxwell has urged KiwiSavers to remain calm after the steep decline in world share markets has affected savings. The NZX-50 Index dropped 3.65 per cent on 11th October and had since slowly edged up by 1.17 per cent. Maxwell urged KiwiSaver investors to remain calm and refrain from meddling with their […]

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Divorce and your KiwiSaver

POSTED BY admin ON THE August 29th, 2018

Going through a divorce is an extremely difficult experience; among the emotional challenges are the financial issues, particularly when you consider what will happen to your KiwiSaver? The good news is the balance in your KiwiSaver prior to the relationship is safe and will not be divided between you and your partner when you divorce. […]

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KiwiSaver for new employees: what you need to know

POSTED BY admin ON THE August 3rd, 2018

Upon hiring a new employee, there is a range of obligations and responsibilities you will have to meet when it comes to KiwiSaver. Start the enrolment process Firstly, you will be required to check whether they are eligible to join KiwiSaver. The employee needs to be enrolled in KiwiSaver (providing they are eligible for automatic […]

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KiwiSaver mistakes

POSTED BY admin ON THE May 11th, 2018

If you have joined KiwiSaver, you are already heading in the right direction towards building a steady nest egg. However, joining KiwiSaver without much consideration of your type of fund or investment goals can be detrimental to your final retirement balance. Here are three KiwiSaver mistakes to avoid: Choosing the wrong fund Sticking with your […]

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The in’s and out’s of asset allocation

POSTED BY admin ON THE March 16th, 2018

Deciding where to allocate your assets can be confusing and even daunting, particularly if you aren’t confident in your knowledge of the current financial sphere. Consider the following in’s and out’s of asset allocation to make the process much easier: Set goals Goal-setting is extremely important, particularly when it comes to your money. When deciding […]

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Making the most of share market volatility

POSTED BY admin ON THE February 16th, 2018

When share markets drop, it is not uncommon for investors to feel threatened and anxious about their investments. Luckily, there are strategies you can adopt when share markets fluctuate, in order to use the volatility to your advantage. Consider the following: Patience One of the greatest tools you can have when it comes to investing, […]

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Secrets to a savvy SMSF

POSTED BY admin ON THE January 17th, 2018

Opting for a self-managed super fund (SMSF) can be a clever financial decision, but it’s not for everyone. If you aren’t prepared to adhere to the following tips, your SMSF will most likely fail to perform as well as you would of hoped it to. Stay informed You can’t expect your SMSF balance to be […]

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NZ Super and Veteran’s Pension recipients and overseas travel

POSTED BY admin ON THE December 7th, 2017

For those who receive NZ Super or the Veteran’s Pension, travelling overseas may have implications on these payments. If you travel overseas for more than 26 weeks and are not residing in an overseas country, you will need to pay New Zealand tax on the payments receive, provided you receive one of the two payments […]

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