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Martin's latest article: Every little helps you along to a comfy retirement

Stuff - July 16 2017

Claire Matthews at Massey University continues to do good work on retirement savings. Her latest piece, out last week, sets the bar for how much you need for a comfortable living in retirement.

This latest study shows that to live in a big city in retirement, as a couple, you need $486,000 of savings to fund a "comfortable" lifestyle. Note that this $486,000 of retirement savings funds a "comfortable" lifestyle, which according to Matthews, allows people to "buy steak or biscuits and a wider range of vegetables". This $486,000 when invested allows an additional $503 per week to fill the spending gap after NZ Super.

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Previous articles 

Martin Hawes: Happy anniversary KiwiSaver, Stuff - July 2 2017

Martin Hawes: Playing it safe when investing in tech, Stuff - June 25 2017

Martin Hawes: Kiss goodbye to Casanova tactics, Stuff - June 18 2017

Martin Hawes: Bitcoin may be a sensible currency bet, Stuff - June 11 2017

Martin Hawes: Save hard, but risk a little for investment learning, Stuff - June 4, 2017

Martin Hawes: Liquidating your KiwiSaver funds, Stuff - May 21 2017

Martin Hawes: Be resilient by building a shelter for financial storms, Stuff - May 14 2017

Martin Hawes: Doing good with your investment choices, Stuff - May 7 2017

Martin Hawes: Trusting in company shares is difficult after a scandalous history, Stuff - April 30 2017

Martin Hawes: Cash is king of the investment realm, Stuff - April 23 2017

Martin Hawes: Staying ahead of work and money trends, Stuff - April 16 2017

Martin Hawes: Painting your retirement by numbers, Stuff - April 9 2017

Martin Hawes: How to plan for a later-life 'gap year', Stuff - April 2 2017


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