Q&As: A middle-of-nowhere section might not be the best choice for a 25-year-old’s savings while he studies; Have delays in processing KiwiSaver contributions hurt savers in the recent tumultuous markets?; How to top up your KiwiSaver contributions so you get the full tax credit.
Mortgage diversion well worth it for many. The term “mortgage diversion” will be on more and more lips as KiwiSaver approaches its first anniversary in July. It’s not too early to think about whether this feature of the scheme — available after 12 months membership — would work well if you are already in KiwiSaver, or could attract you into the scheme.
Share plunge arguably good for KiwiSaver. Despite some irresponsible reporting, the low returns on many KiwiSaver funds in their first few months are no reason not to join up. I’d even say the rough start was good in some ways. The one big worry is that people have read a few headlines and decided to stay away from KiwiSaver without understanding what’s really happening.
Q&As: Does the share price slump disprove standard investment advice? And should advisers make economic forecasts?; KiwiSaver member is doing superbly despite the slump — as are all other members; A reader objects to the idea that KiwiSaver is a gift from the government.