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Five KiwiSaver mistakes to avoid

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One of the five mistakes is choosing a provider before an investment option. Liz Koh: "There is nothing wrong with paying higher fees if the provider delivers consistently higher net returns after fees."

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Generate Focused Growth fund is the #1 performing for the financial year ended 31 March 2018.

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Generate Focused Growth fund is the #1 performing and therefore best value for money KiwiSaver Diversified Growth Fund for the financial year ended 31 March 2018. Returning 14.85% for the year after fees! Disclaimer: Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Returns are after fees and before taxes and administration fees. Results are from the FundSource website for KiwiSaver Diversified Growth Funds.

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Sam Goldwater

Sam Goldwater

2018 Roadshow Presentation

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Active v Passive? Platinum International Fund has returned 13% p.a. since inception which is close to double what global markets have offered over that 23 year time period. They are one of Generate's underlying fund managers and here is a great presentation from them.

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Henry Tongue

Henry Tongue

Should teens learn essential life skills at school?

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English, Biology Statistics and everything in between are still obviously essential school subjects. But Erin Reilly thinks a Life class is essential too – one that should be compulsory. In this class, students could learn how to be safe (and kind) on the internet, including how to identify fake news and read critically. It would dive right into money management; not simply budgeting, but making money work for them including spending well, saving, investing, giving, Kiwisaver and retirement, buying a house.

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New Zealand has one of least generous pensions: OECD report

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Retirees in the Netherlands receive more than 100 per cent of their country's average working wage but Kiwi superannuitants get just 43 per cent - ranking it 6th worst equal with Australia. But it could be worse.

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Carl Pheasant

Carl Pheasant

Rather than focusing on the flaws of individuals, governments might do better to explore their own behavioural biases towards retirement savings

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There is no shortage of opinion pieces or expert commentary making the case that Kiwis are financially illiterate. Apparently we’re not good with savings, we don’t plan for the future, and we do not take even simple actions (like switching out of our default KiwiSaver funds) to optimise our future financial security. But are individuals wholly to blame?

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Henry Tongue

Henry Tongue

Plague of financial insecurity, and those unwilling to be victims to it

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Eight in 10 people believed it was "up to them" to pay for their retirement, Mercer reported in a global survey on "The New Imperative for Financial Security". Half of people surveyed believed they were solely responsible, believing governments would not be able to pay living pensions as populations in the developed world aged. And Mercer found what appeared to be a willingness by the majority of people to do more to give themselves a rosier financial future.

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Sam Goldwater

Sam Goldwater

Generate #1 performance in two categories for 2017

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The latest KiwiSaver survey for calendar year 2017 shows the following fantastic results for the Generate Funds: * The Generate Focused Growth Fund's return was 1st for calendar year 2017 in the KiwiSaver Aggressive category with an after-fee return of 23.9%. * The Generate Growth Fund's return was 1st for calendar year 2017 in the KiwiSaver Growth category with an after-fee return of 19.1%.

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Retirees rely on state pension as savings run out

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Most retirees will use up their savings in just 10 years and rely solely on the state pension after that, a new research suggests. More than two-thirds of retirement-age Kiwis surveyed in Financial Services (FSC) Council research felt they would not have enough income to live comfortably. Retirees, on average, expected to have $218 less to spend each week than what they think they would need. The gap was even wider for those still paying off a mortgage or renting.

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Theres almost no chance young investors will lose money over 40 years

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Many people — especially young people — avoid the stock market because they fear risk. But that fear may be misplaced, according to a recent investment risk analysis performed by personal finance website NerdWallet.

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