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My favourite topic – your golden watch

Elizabeth Kerr says achieving your own golden watch is the penultimate in financial security

Introducing Elizabeth Kerr

New columnist Elizabeth Kerr outlines how and why she will be writing about money and how to accumulate it

The hunt for a socially responsible KiwiSaver

Craig Simpson reviews the Socially Responsible Funds available in KiwiSaver in the wake of ASB closing the FirstChoice Global Sustainability Fund

KiwiSaver money go-round

FMA concerned transfers between KiwiSaver providers have almost doubled over past 12 months

FMA keen KiwiSaver 'switching scandal' is avoided

Despite some concern over banks' KiwiSaver behaviour, FMA boss says the regulator doesn't see a systemic problem

Labour wants universal KiwiSaver at 9%

Labour proposes universal KiwiSaver scheme with exemptions for very low paid, beneficiaries and self employed; sees contributions rising to 9%

Friday's guest Top 10

Jason Krupp on Len Brown's politics trumping economics, the taxi cartel, rude retailers, the GFC's birth rate impact, Dilbert and more

Friday's guest Top 10

Oliver Hartwich on how broadband impacts Z, back to Greece, perspective on Australia's housing bubble, QE as financial morphine, who suffers from inflation, Dilbert & more

Default KiwiSaver providers named

Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced the selection of nine KiwiSaver default providers for a seven year term starting in July

'Better than finance company debentures'

Heartland boss says constraints on reverse equity mortgages have been supply driven not demand driven; Eyes $90m of new annual lending

Kiwis feeling better off

Statistics NZ's latest household economic survey shows household incomes rising faster than spending

KiwiSaver default provider beauty parade

Craig Simpson says the IRD should offer the only default fund and the proposed fund manager selection criteria is biased against the smaller players

Default providers to stay conservative

KiwiSaver default providers to retain 'conservative' investment approach

Retirement options outlined

Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income says it is 'inevitable' private savings will play a larger role in future

BNZ KiwiSaver scheme reaches $100m

BNZ KiwiSaver scheme reaches $100m in funds under management following February 25 launch

NZ Fund's Super Return

NZ Super Fund makes record return of 25.8% in financial year to June

Amanda's Take Five for Monday

Personal finance reboot; 11 equations you should understand; Managing money in your 50s; Tips for 20 somethings; Reminders at any stage and age

How should New Zealand save for its retirement?

Bernard Hickey says the Govt should restart NZ Super Fund contributions now because the country should have the same outlook as a as a 20 yr old

'Average NZer would last 4 months on savings alone'

A quarter of New Zealanders would burn through their savings within a month if their main source of income was lost, a MasterCard survey suggests

Call for Key u-turn on Super

Results in latest reader poll show strong support for PM changing his mind and raising the retirement age to 67