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 Some information may be out of date.

How to invest $10,000

  • Inheritance? A win? Goal achieved? Celebrate!
  • Repay high-interest debt
  • Emergency fund
  • Repay mortgage
  • Investment — how long? risk tolerance? In KiwiSaver?
  • Short-term
  • Long-term scared
  • Long-term brave

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Mary Holm is a freelance journalist, a director of Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL), a seminar presenter and a bestselling author on personal finance. From 2011 to 2019 she was a founding director of the Financial Markets Authority. 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.