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    The Facts on Kiwisaver Plans
     13 October 2008
    Forget the rhetoric; let's look at the facts. The National Party's plans for KiwiSaver would leave some better off, some worse off, some weighing up pros and cons – and more people in the scheme.
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    Can a bail-out work?
    4 Oct 2008: The shocking fall in the markets this week are a necessary step on the road to recovery and one day there will be bargains to be had. However, I fear there is still worse to come. I like to say that a hangover normally reflects the extent of the party and in financial terms, the markets have been on a real binge for several years.... more
    Tax Cuts Bring Kiwisaver Into Reach For Many
    27 Sep 2008: The "I can't afford KiwiSaver" excuse is about to get weaker for many New Zealanders. Tax cuts come into effect from October 1, and many families will also benefit from changes to the Working for Families tax credit and income threshold. The extra money will cover at least half of many people's KiwiSaver contributions, sometimes more. ... more
    When will the crisis end?
    20 Sep 2008: How will we know when the credit crisis is over? Every day there seems to be a new disaster, with billions of dollars being written off, finance companies failing, banks under pressure and now a jump in mortgagee sales. ... more
    Retirement Payments Likely To Make A Comeback
    13 Sep 2008: Annuities – which are typically monthly payments to retired people, over and above NZ Super – may be on their way back onto the New Zealand scene.... more
    All Eyes on The Reserve Bank
    6 Sep 2008: On September 11 this year, the Reserve Bank will slash the official cash rate by 50 basis points to 7.50%. Within 12 months, it will have cut the rate to just 5.75%.... more
    Is Saving Always Good?
    30 Aug 2008: In some circles, saving has a bad name. People think it’s about deprivation – "I either save or I spend, and spending is more fun."... more
    How To Destroy Your Currency
    23 Aug 2008: A colleague of mine recently returned from Zimbabwe, where he had been assisting with monitoring of the election there. He showed me a bank note and I must admit it was impressive to hold something with a value of Z$50b (that's Z$50,000,000,000!). ... more
    Kiwisaver More Flexible And Generous Than Commonly Thought
    16 Aug 2008: Two lesser known features of KiwiSaver make it more user friendly than many people realise. They could entice non-joiners into taking part in a scheme which – after all - they are helping to fund, as taxpayers.... more
    Professor Gives Economy An 'F' Grade
    9 Aug 2008: Over the past six months I have varied my opinion about the seriousness of the world financial situation from moderately bad to terrible to 'muddle through'. Right now I am steering back to a 'terrible' viewpoint based on the continuation of bad news relating to international liquidity. ... more



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