Columnist & Author, Auckland, NZ
Mary Holm writes a personal finance Q&A column in the Weekend Herald, presents a financial segment on RNZ, and is a best-selling author and seminar presenter. Her latest book is “Rich Enough? A Laid-Back Guide for Every Kiwi”.
Mary holds an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago, and is a director of the Financial Markets Authority and Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL). NBR has called her “The nation’s favourite investment agony aunt.”
You Don’t Need $1 Million - Getting Your Money Sorted for Retirement
What should you be doing now – even if you’re young – to set yourself up for a comfortable retirement? The first step is to set an approximate savings goal, keeping in mind how long you’re likely to live and what NZ Super offers. What if the goal seems daunting? We’ll look into many ways to make it easier.
Then we look at how to get to your goal, and whether it’s better to concentrate on paying off your mortgage and other debt or growing your KiwiSaver and other savings. Finally we consider how to invest your savings, including the seven key rules of investing.