This segment was broadcast on 24 August 2017. Some information may be out of date.

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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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.