This segment was broadcast on 16 March 2017. Some information may be out of date.

Bonds

Most of us are in them. How safe are they?
  • What are bonds?
  • A key investment in many KiwiSaver funds
  • A worried listener’s letter
  • Two types of risk — and how to cope with them

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Mary Holm is a freelance journalist, a director of the Financial Markets Authority and Financial Services Complaints Ltd FSCL, a seminar presenter and a bestselling author on personal finance. Her opinions are personal, and do not reflect the position of any organisation in which she holds office. Mary’s advice is of a general nature, and she is not responsible for any loss that any reader may suffer from following it.