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Something will have to change to keep NZ Super

Tuesday, 7 December 2010, 4:54 pm | Retirement Commission

The Retirement Commissioner has recommended changes to New Zealand Superannuation to keep it affordable over the long term and to strengthen the principle of universal individual entitlement. More >>

Time for Kiwis to start talking about money

Tuesday, 29 June 2010, 12:54 pm | Retirement Commission

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan says just as local and national authorities are making plans to cope with the needs of an ageing population, families need to make plans too. More >>

Home owners encouraged to prepare for changes

Thursday, 10 June 2010, 10:43 am | Retirement Commission

The Retirement Commission is encouraging home owners to start revising budgets now to prepare for financial changes over the next six months. More >>

Views sought on future retirement income policy

Wednesday, 3 March 2010, 3:05 pm | Retirement Commission

Now is the time to have your say if you’ve got a view on what the government needs to consider for future retirement income policy. More >>

Now Is A Good Time To Review Kiwisaver Decisions

Thursday, 4 February 2010, 2:15 pm | Retirement Commission

The Retirement Commissioner says if you’re using this time of year to review your finances, don’t forget to add KiwiSaver into the equation. “For many people, this is an ideal time to review your goals and budgets. More >>

Top tips to make your New Year’s resolution stick

Wednesday, 30 December 2009, 5:10 pm | Retirement Commission

To kick off 2010 a number of leading New Zealanders are joining forces with Sorted to help you make and stick to New Year’s resolutions to get your money sorted. More >>

Investigate before you invest

Thursday, 5 November 2009, 10:48 am | Retirement Commission

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan says Consumer research which shows the advice New Zealanders receive from some financial advisers is ‘scandalously poor’ will further undermine the confidence of investors who are already feeling burned by the ... More >>

Survey presents big ‘trust’ challenge to finance

Tuesday, 22 September 2009, 3:20 pm | Retirement Commission

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan says the RaboPlus Financial Confidence Index released today is another wakeup call for the financial services sector to regain the public’s trust. More >>

Commission helps students with financial literacy

Monday, 7 September 2009, 1:25 pm | Retirement Commission

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan says a survey which shows that the majority of secondary school students leave school financially illiterate is alarming but not unexpected considering the historical lack of financial education in schools. ... More >>

Financial literacy on agenda for NZ schools

Monday, 29 June 2009, 8:46 am | Retirement Commission

New Zealand school students will have more opportunity to become financially literate, with the Ministry of Education integrating personal financial education into the curriculum. Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan, speaking at Financial Literacy ... More >>

Financial knowledge leads to better money mgmt

Monday, 22 June 2009, 9:46 am | Retirement Commission

The 2009 ANZ-Retirement Commission Financial Knowledge Survey shows an overall improvement in New Zealanders’ financial knowledge with more people having a high level of knowledge. In releasing the second nationwide survey, supported by ANZ, Retirement ... More >>

Getting Credit Card Debt Under Control

Monday, 15 June 2009, 5:01 pm | Retirement Commission

Wellington Office Manager Raeanna Thomas, who features in the latest Sorted campaign , has learnt some hard lessons about using credit cards. She hopes that her Sorted journey will help others understand what they are getting into. More >>

NZ Super Fund change does not affect your payments

Thursday, 28 May 2009, 5:49 pm | Retirement Commission

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan says the government’s suspension of its contributions to the New Zealand Superannuation Fund announced in today’s Budget does not affect New Zealanders’ fortnightly Super payments. The government will not be making automatic ... More >>

Reduce recession anxiety - get finances in order

Thursday, 30 April 2009, 10:03 am | Retirement Commission

The Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan says consumers shouldn’t get overly anxious about what official cash rate movements might mean for the interest rate on their loans and investments. More >>

Make your tax cut work for you

Tuesday, 31 March 2009, 4:02 pm | Retirement Commission

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan is urging New Zealanders to make the most of their tax cut which comes into effect 1 April. An increase in the minimum wage also comes into effect tomorrow. “Don’t let the extra money slip through your fingers. ... More >>

Real New Zealanders encourage others to get Sorted

Tuesday, 17 March 2009, 10:37 am | Retirement Commission

A Wellington couple is the latest to feature in a Retirement Commission campaign that aims to encourage other New Zealanders to get their money matters sorted. More >>

Dealing with dwindling returns on your investments

Thursday, 12 March 2009, 9:36 am | Retirement Commission

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan is urging investors faced with dwindling returns from bank deposits to do their homework before putting their money into products offering higher rates of return. More >>

Find out how KiwiSaver changes might affect you

Monday, 9 March 2009, 10:37 am | Retirement Commission

The Sorted website has been updated so people can see how they will be affected by the KiwiSaver changes which come in on 1 April. More >>

Testing the country’s financial knowledge

Friday, 6 March 2009, 1:54 pm | Retirement Commission

The second ANZ-Retirement Commission Financial Knowledge Survey, to find out if New Zealand’s financial knowledge is improving, gets underway this week. More >>

Expected higher debt levels cause for concern

Thursday, 19 February 2009, 10:47 am | Retirement Commission

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan says a survey that shows young people are turning to credit to pay their bills is worrying. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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