Are KiwiSaver funds good value for money? If not, what should you do about it?
A listener asks about Financial Markets Authority report on KiwiSaver and other managed funds
- 3 key findings: impact of fees, wrong indexes, commissions paid
- KiwiSaver still worth being in because of government and employer contributions
- But go for low fees
- Funds with high returns often don’t stay good
- Is KiwiSaver best if contributing for grandchildren?
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