Lack of insurance puts livelihoods at risk
by John Anthonly, Stuff News | Feb 03, 2014
New Zealanders place more value on their house and car than they do health and family if current insurance trends are anything to go by. The latest available statistics from 2012 showed 95 per cent of New Zealanders' insured their homes and cars but only 57 per cent insured their lives, and just 20 per cent had income protection insurance.
Retirement planning assumptions are just that
by Carmel Fisher, Fisher Funds | Mar 21, 2014
You will have heard the quote, apparently penned by Oscar Wilde, that "to assume is to make an ass of u and me". I do think that in the world of finance at least, assumptions can be dangerous. I have seen many an assumption lead to expectations and hopes being dashed.