Q&As: Are shares still the best long-term investment, despite recent results?; Investing in bank term deposits has its own risk — that of inflation eating into returns; Older job applicants might want to play down their age on their CV; Volunteering overseas an option for couple in their 60s who can’t find jobs.
Q&As: The “who and how” of KiwiSaver withdrawals before retirement — including what happens if you go bankrupt; Was the recent advice on tax for buskers correct, or is their income donations?; Two readers suggest a short-term approach to employment for 60ish couple made redundant; Meaningful Christmas gifts.
Too many KiwiSaver non-contributors miss out on the good stuff. Not far from half of all members of KiwiSaver are not contributing regularly to the scheme — whether they be employees on a contributions holiday or non-employees who are simply not putting money in. What a pity.