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KiwiSaver highly effective for middle New Zealand

28 Aug 15 - FSC - Media Release - KiwiSaver is likely to give middle and lower income New Zealanders a higher standard of living in retirement according to an independent report commissioned by the Financial Services Council (FSC).

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KiwiSaver kick-start axed 'based on flawed info'

30 Aug 15 - Radio NZ - The Government axed the $1000 KiwiSaver kick-start, at this year's budget, on the basis of flawed information, a lobby group says.
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Treasury wrong about KiwiSaver, says finance lobby

30 Aug 15 - NZ Herald - Treasury analysis claiming that the KiwiSaver scheme doesn't add to national savings rates is wrong because it used data from a short period affected by the global financial crisis, compares the wrong groups of people, and ignores evidence that young and low income people tend not to save without incentives, says the New Zealand Institute for Economic Research.
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Why Women Have Less Money in Retirement

30 Aug 15 - Motley Fool - US - Here's the good news for women in or approaching retirement: Women tend to outlive men, which means that, if you're of the female persuasion, you probably have a few extra years of Bingo nights and mahjong tournaments to look forward to. The bad news, however, is that if you're a woman, you're more likely to struggle financially in retirement than a similarly situated male.


Demand for financial services spurs growth

23 Aug 15 - Hawkes Bay Today - Financial services firm Cole Murray has opened a new Hastings office with twice its previous footprint and plans to keep its former premises as demand for financial services continues.

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Kiwis overwhelmingly call for compulsory financial literacy in schools

31 Aug 15 - - New Zealanders stressed out by money problems are overwhelmingly calling for financial literacy to be taught as a compulsory subject in schools.


Regulation keepings insurance companies awake globally, but not NZ

23 Aug 15 - - Insurance professionals around the world are much more concerned about how regulation is affecting their industry, compared to those in New Zealand.

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Teen's credit card shock a cautionary tale

23 Aug 15 - NZ Herald - Mary Holm - Although a bank might give you a credit card, you don't have to use it.


Do you need a target number for retirement?

16 Aug 15 - USA Today - How much savings will you need to retire comfortably?

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