2022 was a turbulent year for investors. Globally, share markets fell by over 15%, while here in New Zealand KiwiSaver funds fell on average 6% to 10% over 12 months. The big question on everyone’s mind now is what will 2023 bring? Are things going to improve, will it be more of the same, or could it get worse? And what should I do?
Is GST on KiwiSaver fees a stealth wealth tax?
The recent introduction of a taxation bill in Parliament was designed to tidy up aspects of charging GST.
In defence of Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr
Given the recent berating of Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr for overstimulating the economy during Covid, leading to raging house...
Simplicity blasts Fletcher Building for lack of Gib
Property developer Simplicity Living says it has cancelled all its orders for Fletcher Building Gib board and is instead directly...
The face of corporate NZ is still too pale, stale and male, argues Simplicity's Sam Stubbs
The diversity philosophy is deeply entrenched in many aspects of...
"Aramco shares are as black as the oil it extracts, and stained with blood," warns Simplicity's MD Sam Stubbs
The Saudi Arabian oil company Aramco, 100 per cent owned by...
Self-employed KiwiSavers are missing out on receiving Government contributions
As many as 40% of self-employed New Zealanders who are...
Proposal to drip-feed KiwiSaver money in retirement gets thumbs down from Sam Stubbs
An idea to apportion KiwiSaver savings in old age to...
Tapping KiwiSaver for investment properties could undermine retirement savings and create headaches for members
Does it make sense to open up KiwiSaver for the...
Low cost KiwiSaver provider Simplicity enters home loan market with record low floating rate of 2.95%
Simplicity, NZ’s fastest-growing KiwiSaver plan, today announced it would provide...
Jacinda Ardern should take a page from Greta Thunberg and get angry, says Sam Stubbs
In his regular TV3 slot today, Simplicity's Sam Stubbs talks...
Proposed changes to KiwiSaver include the ability to invest across different providers and increased education
The Capital Markets Taskforce has reported its findings in which...
Simplicity takes home 2019 Canstar award for most satisfied KiwiSaver customers
Receiving an impressive 5-stars for overall customer satisfaction in Canstar’s...
Credit card headaches? We have the solution.
With interest rates at historic lows, how come many credit...