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Retirement Commissioner urges calm over KiwiSaver funds

Friday, 12 October 2018, 12:10 pm | Retirement Commissioner

The sharemarket drop over the past two days should not be a reason for people to mess with their KiwiSaver funds, says Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell. More >>

Focusing on the future for retirement income

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 8:55 am | Retirement Commissioner

A package of policy recommendations designed to make New Zealand’s system of retirement income socially, economically and politically sustainable for decades to come, has been released today by the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income. More >>

Financial fun focus of competition

Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 12:25 pm | Retirement Commissioner

MEDIA RELEASE 5 September 2012 A nationwide competition, focussing on financial capability for Years 7 and 8 students, was launched today as part of Money Week 2012. More >>

Kiwis urged to sort their money this spring

Friday, 31 August 2012, 9:47 am | Retirement Commissioner

We would all be better off if – along with our gardens and homes - we gave our finances a spring clean once a year, according to Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan. More >>

Happy birthday KiwiSaver

Monday, 2 July 2012, 10:59 am | Retirement Commissioner

The Retirement Commissioner and groups with interest in retirement income policy are reminding KiwiSaver members that they don’t have to withdraw their KiwiSaver money when it becomes available, and they may even continue making contributions. More >>

Report recommends changes to Retirement Villages Act

Wednesday, 20 July 2011, 1:59 pm | Retirement Commissioner

Some Retirement Village operators need to improve the way they communicate with their residents, as well as ensuring that potential residents understand exactly what they are signing up for, according to a report released today by Retirement Commissioner ... More >>

Most Kiwis unclear about their retirement finances - survey

Sunday, 20 February 2011, 12:35 pm | Retirement Commissioner

We might be looking forward to a whole lot more leisure, spending time with family or travelling the world, but most of us have no idea what our retirement will cost. More >>

Making the most out of Budget 2010

Thursday, 20 May 2010, 4:44 pm | Retirement Commissioner

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan is urging people to work out what the Budget means for them before making any decisions. More >>

Investors Welcomed by Retirement Commissioner

Thursday, 18 February 2010, 2:59 pm | Retirement Commissioner

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan has welcomed the government response to the Capital Markets Development Taskforce saying rebuilding trust in capital markets is essential for investors. More >>

Home owners urged to plan for interest rate rises

Thursday, 28 January 2010, 11:52 am | Retirement Commissioner

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan says that potential interest rate increases later in the year are a reminder that budgeting needs to be a priority for home owners. Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard today kept the official cash rate at 2.5 per cent. ... More >>

Financial education essential for money management

Thursday, 10 December 2009, 9:21 am | Retirement Commissioner

The Retirement Commissioner says a study released today by the Families Commission provides a valuable insight into how families get into problems with debt and how budgeting services can help them take control. More >>

Plan your Christmas spending

Tuesday, 8 December 2009, 1:07 pm | Retirement Commissioner

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan is urging New Zealanders to hold fast to the money management strategies they have put in place over the past year as we go into the Christmas shopping season. More >>

Retirement Commissioner welcomes Treasury report

Thursday, 29 October 2009, 4:27 pm | Retirement Commissioner

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan says today’s release of Treasury’s Statement on the Long-term Fiscal Position of the country’s future finances provides valuable information that can be used to help address funding issues relating to the ageing ... More >>

New calculator helps make good insurance decisions

Wednesday, 14 October 2009, 2:40 pm | Retirement Commissioner

New material just launched on Sorted.org.nz aims to help New Zealanders work out their insurance needs, particularly the one third who say they don’t know enough about insurance to make informed decisions. More >>

Financial literacy on agenda for NZ schools

Friday, 26 June 2009, 11:13 am | Retirement Commissioner

New Zealand school students will have more opportunity to become financially literate, with the Ministry of Education integrating personal financial education into the curriculum. More >>

Tips for coping with market volatility

Friday, 17 October 2008, 2:19 pm | Retirement Commissioner

Information to help New Zealanders cope with the current situation in the financial world has been posted on the Retirement Commission’s independent money guide website www.sorted.org.nz (see below). More >>

Step-by-step financial road map for Kiwis

Monday, 15 September 2008, 10:12 am | Retirement Commissioner

Would you like to get your finances under control but don’t know where to start? Sorted – Your guide to getting there, a new free booklet from the Retirement Commission, takes Kiwis through the six key steps to getting financially sorted. More >>

Retirement Commissioner welcomes new working group

Wednesday, 25 June 2008, 1:29 pm | Retirement Commissioner

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan has welcomed the Government’s decision to set up a cross-government working group to look at the pressures of the ageing population on New Zealand’s retirement income policy. More >>

Additional workplace financial ed funding welcome

Thursday, 22 May 2008, 4:50 pm | Retirement Commissioner

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan has welcomed the $7.8M in the Budget earmarked for financial education in the workplace over the next four years, describing it as an acknowledgement of the urgent need to create a more financially savvy population. More >>

Bright future ahead for financially savvy Kiwis

Tuesday, 20 November 2007, 3:35 pm | Retirement Commissioner

The Retirement Commissioner has applauded the launch of the Figure it Out series – a set of books designed to help New Zealand students learn more about finances. More >>

 

 

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