Read Mary's current Herald and syndicated columns on-line now,
or search the archives for previous subjects.
The following is a selection of articles mainly from January 2005 to the present. To explore this topic in more depth and access earlier columns, please use the search box.
Syndicated column 9 October 2010 - Prospering from booze, bets, bombs and butts
It won't be everyone's cup of tea - or perhaps I should say glass of scotch - but the performance of a US share fund called the Vice Fund suggests that investing in what other people shun can pay off.View - It's FREE!
NZ Herald 13 February 2010
Q&As: Some active share funds will do better than passive index funds, but it's impossible to predict which ones
NZ Herald January 31 2009
Q&As: Several options for 20-year-old who worries that the state of the world makes KiwiSaver iffy.
NZ Herald September 13 2008
Win a book
Syndicated column April 29 2008: Ethical investing likely to catch on here
Ethical investing - which has been increasingly popular in other western countries - is likely to catch on in New Zealand now that KiwiSaver providers have to state in their investment documents whether they offer this option.View - It's FREE!
NZ Herald July 28 2007
Q&As: KiwiSaver providers that are offering ethical investment funds.