Ha! Mostly because I don’t have a job or occupation that has superannuation as part of its perks, to be completely honest.
Setting up a direct debit gives me complete control over my KiwiSaver contributions. It’s an easy way to really build up my balance.
Setting up a direct debit gives me complete control over how much is contributed into my KiwiSaver account. It’s also really convenient, I can go online to my bank account and change the amount or frequency if I need to.
No…probably not planning quite enough! I did go to a talk Booster gave some time ago about retirement planning. The free snacks were the main attraction! Ha-ha!
No, seriously though, it got me to start thinking a bit about what I should do with money at this age – and what I should have done 10 years ago, really. It was at this event that got me to put extra money into my KiwiSaver, ultimately.
Yeah, probably more of a set and forget type! I guess it’s the sort of thing I like to review every few years – get the calculator out and see if what I’m doing is still what I think I should be doing or if I need to change things.
Ahhhh yeah, good question! I guess, with KiwiSaver now, get into it as early as possible. I think that’s the main thing. I’m tempted to say put in as much as you can as well.
I like Booster’s socially responsible investment options. When I signed up, I think Booster was the only KiwiSaver scheme provider offering this option. It’s fairly important to me. I remember looking at some of the other funds and what they were invested in – things like tobacco, guns – and thinking, really? People don’t realise that’s where their money is being invested.