This segment was broadcast on 8 February 2018. Some information may be out of date.

Coping with a falling KiwiSaver balance

  • What share market declines do and don’t mean
  • How much does a drop in shares affect KiwiSaver and other investors?
  • What you should do
  • Another way your balance could fall — interest rate changes

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.