Should you help your child buy their first home?

By Karen Piercy, AFA. Parents face a dilemma about helping their children purchase a first home. Issues to consider are affordability, not endangering your retirement nest egg and being equitable to all of your children. Firstly, ensure your children learn how to manage money and get their finances in shape – pay off short term […]

KiwiSaver for Kids

KiwiSaver for Kids Joining KiwiSaver is a sensible decision for most eligible people between the ages of 18 and 65. There are currently around 2.4 million KiwiSaver members of whom around 360,000 (just under 15%) are under the age of 18. Clearly, many parents, or in some cases grandparents, have signed their children up for […]