RNZ Radio

RNZ Radio 7 September 2017

What to tackle first: Debt or KiwiSaver? Part Two: Priorities if you don’t own a home; Priorities if you own a home with a mortgage; Priorities if you own a mortgage-free home; Who’s right about KiwiSaver fees — ANZ or AUT?; Some good ANZ recommendations on KiwiSaver.

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RNZ Radio 24 August 2017

What to tackle first: Credit card debt, mortgage or contributing to KiwiSaver? Part One: First get rid of credit card debt; Paying down mortgage is also great; Why contributing to KiwiSaver is so good; Best way to save for first home — and for some previous home owners.

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RNZ Radio 10 August 2017

Picking a KiwiSaver or other share fund? Ignore recent winners: Research in Economist magazine; KiwiSaver results; Why winners don’t stay winners; How to choose a share fund.

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RNZ Radio 13 July 2017

KiwiSaver performance over its first 10 years and listener KiwiSaver questions: How people have done in KiwiSaver; Listener questions and comments about KiwiSaver.

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RNZ Radio 29 June 2017

Two listeners’ scam stories and what we can learn from them: The guys who beat the slick salespeople at their own game; The woman who fell for the fast talk; Lessons from both stories; Scam warning signs.

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RNZ Radio 15 June 2017

Investment risks — Part 4: Ups and downs in investments, emotions and fees. In the last of a four-part series, Mary talks about the risks described in the newly updated “Upside, Downside — a guide to risk for savers and investors”. (Download it here). In this session: Being overconfident about your ability to trade investments or time markets; Taking on more volatility than you can cope with; Letting your emotions rule your investment decisions; Taking on more work or worry than expected; Counting on dividend income; Paying too much in fees and other expenses; Being tax-driven.

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RNZ Radio 1 June 2017

Investment risks — Part 3: Looking over your shoulder or overseas, or overlooking inflation. In a four-part series, Mary talks about the risks described in the newly updated “Upside, Downside — a guide to risk for savers and investors”. (Download it here). In this session: Buying investments that are hard — or expensive — to get out of; Expecting past performance to continue; Listening to old-timers; Forgetting about inflation; Taking foreign exchange risk — or not taking it when you should; Responding to ads or offers made in phone calls, seminars or courses.

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RNZ Radio 11 May 2017

Investment risks — Part 2: Too complicated, too much borrowing, not diversifying… In a four-part series, Mary talks about the risks described in the newly updated “Upside, Downside — a guide to risk for savers and investors”. (Download it here) In this session: Investing in something you don’t fully understand; Investing in companies that get into trouble; Overdoing borrowing; Investing in too few different types of assets; Failing to diversify within each type of asset; Failing to diversify over time; Putting short-term money in volatile investments.

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RNZ Radio 27 April 2017

Investment risks — Part 1. In a four-part series, Mary talks about the risks described in the newly updated booklet she wrote for the Reserve Bank, “Upside, Downside — a guide to risk for savers and investors”. You can download it here. In this session: The one high-return, low-risk ‘investment’; Risk is not a dirty word.

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