Mary Holm seminar series

UniSaver is sponsoring a series of lectures by Mary Holm ONZM at universities around the country. Late last year, Mary presented to groups at Victoria University of Wellington and University of Auckland. This year, seminars are planned at Massey University and University of Canterbury (see below).

About Mary

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 RNZ National and is a director of Financial Services Complaints Limited and a former director of the Financial Markets Authority. Earlier this year, Mary was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to financial literacy education.

About the sessions

The series comprises three sessions. You can choose to attend one or more:

Session 1: Why wouldn’t you? Don’t miss out on UniSaver!

For staff who are not members

UniSaver gives you free money – lots of it. That’s why you should belong. We look at what you can invest in as a member, and then help you choose which type of fund is best for you. We also compare UniSaver with KiwiSaver, in case you’re thinking you would rather be in the latter. Finally, you’ll learn why it’s wise to get into UniSaver now, rather than delaying.

Session 2: When I’m 65: Heading towards retirement

For all staff and partners, including retained members

We start by looking at how long you’re likely to live, how to set a retirement savings goal, and ways you can more easily attain your goal. Then we consider whether you should tackle reducing debt - including your mortgage - before saving. Next, it’s what sort of investments are suitable for you to reach your goal. And finally, we consider briefly whether money is the most important aspect of retirement preparation.

Session 3: Getting the best out of UniSaver

For UniSaver members

This seminar is for people already enrolled in UniSaver. We look at why the scheme is so good, what types of invests you can be in, and help you decide which fund is best for you. You can easily move if you’re currently in the wrong one. We then consider how you can make the most of features of the scheme, and compare UniSaver with KiwiSaver. Hint: UniSaver wins! We also look at how to boost your saving, and consider whether you should instead put extra savings into reducing your debts, including your mortgage. Finally we look at how UniSaver works after you retire.

North Island seminars

Massey University is hosting seminars in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. Massey has generously opened up these sessions to UniSaver members from other universities although places will be limited. 

Palmerston North

Sir Geoffrey Peren Building

Session Date Time
1. Why wouldn’t you? Don’t miss out on UniSaver! Monday 21 September 1:00-2:30 pm
2. When I’m 65: Heading towards retirement Monday 21 September 5:30-7:30 pm
3. Getting the best out of UniSaver Tuesday 22 September 9:30-11:00 am

Wellington

Lecture Theatre 4B06

Session Date Time
1. Why wouldn’t you? Don’t miss out on UniSaver! Monday 28 September 1:00-2:30 pm
2. When I’m 65: Heading towards retirement Monday 28 September 5:30-7:30 pm
3. Getting the best out of UniSaver Tuesday 29 September 9:30-11:00 am

Auckland

MBS Auditorium

Session Date Time
1. Why wouldn’t you? Don’t miss out on UniSaver! Tuesday 13 October 1:00-2:30 pm
2. When I’m 65: Heading towards retirement Tuesday 13 October 5:30-7:30 pm
3. Getting the best out of UniSaver Wednesday 14 October 9:30-11:00 am

South Island seminars

University of Canterbury will host seminars in Christchurch in November. Again, University of Canterbury has agreed to extend an invitation to UniSaver members from other universities. Booking via Eventbrite using the links in the table below.

Arts A1 lecture theatre

Session Date Time  
1. Why wouldn’t you? Don’t miss out on UniSaver! Monday 9 November 1:00-2:30 pm Book now
2. When I’m 65: Heading towards retirement Monday 9 November 5:30-7:30 pm Book now
3. Getting the best out of UniSaver Tuesday 10 November 10:00-11:30 am Book now

 

 

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