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Increasing women's economic power - Stuff.co.nz

Increasing women's economic power - Stuff.co.nz | NZ | Scoop.it
Increasing women's economic power
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My own research has shown that women tend to be more conservative with their investment decisions, which is likely to exacerbate the financial issues they face, particularly around retirement planning.
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To combat inflation you need to include growth assets i.e shares and property within your investment portfolio.  Sure they have more volatility but with retirement planning you need growth.

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Bond Fund Ladders: Using Them To Prepare For Higher Interest Rates - Forbes

Bond Fund Ladders: Using Them To Prepare For Higher Interest Rates - Forbes | NZ | Scoop.it
Bond Fund Ladders: Using Them To Prepare For Higher Interest Rates
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One of the purposes of a bond ladder is to protect you from rising interest rates.
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Great principal for setting up a staggered bond portfolio.  The challenge in the New Zealand market is trying to find some decent yields which has resulted in some fund managers or advisers choosing to overweight cash and the bond portfolio is heavily weighted towards shorter maturities.  These great prinicpals were so much easier to implement with long term yields of 7% and 8% and quite a different argument when long term yields are 3-5%.

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'You'll never believe how I paid off my student loans': 3 true stories - The Week Magazine

'You'll never believe how I paid off my student loans': 3 true stories - The Week Magazine | NZ | Scoop.it
The Week Magazine 'You'll never believe how I paid off my student loans': 3 true stories The Week Magazine In 2006, when Ken Ilgunas graduated from the University at Buffalo with a "useless" liberal arts degree in history and English, he had...
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Some inspirational stories from college graduates on what they did to pay off their debt.  I have seen many young people moving back home to get rid of their student debt and start saving for a deposit on their family home. 

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