Below you will find some recent articles either prepared by Martin or where he has commented on topical issues.
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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