A 37 year old mother of 4 young daughters and recently diagnosed with breast cancer urges women to get a mammogram. Read more
No surprises here with this article from today’s Australian Courier Mail.
Click on the link to see what the big 4 Aussi banks are up to across the ditch…
The Commission for Financial Capability (formerly known as the Commission for Retirement and Financial Literacy) recently questioned people who were trying to improve their financial circumstances through using the Commission’s www.sorted.org.nz website.
73% of New Zealanders say they need to pay more attention to their financial future, with just over two-thirds of people indicating they are worried about their retirement, according to a recent ANZ survey.
ANZ said the survey highlighted a significant challenge for the financial sector – how to deliver quality financial advice to the 2 million New Zealanders saving for their retirement.
The survey found a large number of people (34%) were looking for their provider to offer ideas and information on KiwiSaver while a further 49% also wanted specific recommendations.
Click on the link to read the full article… What’s your future financial worth to you?
Which KiwiSaver “Growth” funds have the best long-term returns? On 26 February 2015, Craig Simpson from interest.co.nz posted this review of the regular savings returns to December 31, 2014 for “growth” KiwiSaver funds and found that AMP, ANZ,AON and Staples Rodway hold down the top spots and are extending their lead on the rest of the pack with some pretty solid three-year return numbers. Read more here…
Mercer NZ has found that Kiwis are “turning more towards those viewed as experts in their field”. It also showed that many people are still not confident that their savings will give them the retirement lifestyle they want. Read more here.
In the light of increasing health insurance premiums, some people are questioning their ongoing need for or the affordability of their private health cover, often at the stage of life when statistically they’re most likely to need it. The bigger picture and greater worry is that if more people do decide to cancel their private cover, it will only lead to bigger waiting lists and longer waiting times for any public health care which is not a good outcome for anyone. Read more here.
Click here to see an interesting article from Helen Twose at the NZ Herald outlining the biggest myths about KiwiSaver as according to Mercer NZ managing director Martin Lewington.
Thanks and good luck to all this years applicants. Judging is happening in late September and our 2013 recipient will be announced on our website and via email in early October.
For an update on what’s been happening at Altus as well as recent developments within the financial services industry please click here