This article was published on 2 May 2019. Some information may be out of date.

Insights from conference on retirement income

Conference run by Retirement Policy and Research Centre at University of Auckland, 26 April 2019. Speakers included Minister of Consumer Affairs Kris Faafoi.

  • Broad aim: Smoothing lifetime consumption. What does that mean?
  • NZ Super: How poor are 65+ people? Can we afford Super in future?
  • Health in old age: Not all worrying
  • Decumulation (spending retirement savings): Help from government needed. Home ownership issues
  • NZ on world stage: What we do well

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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.