Rich Enough? by Mary Holm

Throughout 2019 and 2020, we’ll be publishing extracts from Mary Holm’s bestselling book on saving and investment, Rich Enough? A Laid-Back Guide for Every Kiwi. Mary is the author of six books on personal finance. She is a Qantas Media Award-winning columnist known for her personal finance column in the Weekend Herald and regular appearances on National Radio and is a director of Financial Services Complaints Limited and a former director of the Financial Markets Authority. In 2020, Mary was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to financial literacy education.

Rules of thumb on retirement spending

In this first extract, Mary presents some rules of thumb on retirement spending, answering the question: How much are you likely to want for regular spending in retirement?

Vive la différence: how men and women invest

In this extract, Mary looks at the role gender plays in investment decision making.

The emergency fund

Setting up an emergency fund so you have money to fall back on if something unexpected crops up.

The psychology of spending

How to avoid the credit card debt trap.