August 2019 - Christian Kiwisaver Scheme
Investment returns

Investment returns

All funds had very pleasing returns for the June quarter with strong contributions from both shares and bonds. Sharemarkets have been supported by lower interest rates and the prospect of global central bank easing. Shares have been recently trading at record highs...
Guns are not cool now

Guns are not cool now

Many of us have grown up with the stories of Winnie the Pooh.  If we didn’t, some of us may have seen the recent movie called ‘Christopher Robin’ which re-introduces Winnie the Pooh to a wider audience. Many of us would be surprised to know that Winnie the Pooh owned...
Mindful Money

Mindful Money

There are so many interpretations of what ethical investing is. Now there’s a new way to check out whether a KiwiSaver scheme, and the investment funds it offers, is ethically invested. It’s Mindful Money and we support them. We like the transparency around where...
What’s all the fuss about PIRs?

What’s all the fuss about PIRs?

Some of you are asking what’s a PIR and what’s the fuss about them?  Your PIR is your Prescribed Investor Rate and this is the tax rate that applies to investment earnings in certain types of investments including KiwiSaver.  Having the wrong PIR will cost you money....
KiwiSaver now open to 65+

KiwiSaver now open to 65+

From 1 July 2019, the age 65 restriction on joining was removed and this group of New Zealanders (and permanent residents) can now join and invest in KiwiSaver. KiwiSaver is now an investment option for New Zealanders who are 65 or older. So why join KiwiSaver at this...