The concept of retirement means different things to different people. Whether it is the opportunity to travel, spend time with family, start a new project, or dabble in a mixture of all of the above.
Retirement savings are important for the future as it is always good to have a pool of funds in case of an uncalled-for event like a health condition or expenses related to your house or car.
US interest rates are likely to remain higher for a longer period owing to stronger than predicted US GDP and employment growth.
Despite a great start in July, both equities and bonds ended the September quarter (Q3) on a low note, supporting the latter month’s reputation for delivering “seasonably weaker” returns.
An investor labelled “September Effect” was possibly a cause for the negative share market performance during the month, as stock returns fell back further and bond yields rose once again.
Reece Flawn and his partner purchased their first home last year with the help from DISS, after receiving notice from their landlord that the rental lease will be concluding.
Dairy Industry Superannuation Scheme (DISS) members, Iona Ngapera and her daughter, who are both dairy workers at Fonterra Takanini, secured their first home after looking for six months.