Episodes
Mary talks about ethical investing following on from a report by The Responsible Investment Association of Australasia which reviewed the investment practices of 27 financial institutions in New Zealand.
Published 09/23/21
Today Mary looks at ways to manage your mortgage in particular with an eye on interest rates which are predicted to rise in the near future.
Published 09/09/21
Today Mary talks to Jesse about the money quiz and talk in particular question which many listeners believe we have the wrong answer for. Spoiler alert - we don't!
Published 08/12/21
Today Mary Holm talks to Jesse about online share trading. She says research shows that nearly 40 percent of adult New Zealanders use or plan to use micro-investing platforms.
Published 07/29/21
Today Mary Holm answers listener questions about their kiwisaver options and personal finances. If you have a questions you can email us [email protected] or text in on 2101 while Mary is on air.
Published 07/15/21
Today Mary talks about gender differences in handling money and investing. Research shows that fewer women live from payday to payday but have less financial knowledge than me. She talks to Jesse about the research she's been looking at which also shows that women with children also have less financial know how than women who don't have any.
Published 07/01/21
Today Mary Holm talks to Jesse about Kiwisaver for all non-employees of all ages.
Published 06/17/21
After speaking about reverse mortgages with Jesse one of the two banks which offers them, Heartland, got in touch with Mary to argue she was being too negative about taking up that financial option. She updates Jesse on the challenge from Heartland bank to her earlier advice that the reverse mortgages were generally of more benefit for older people.
Published 06/03/21
Mary talks about reverse mortgages, which are seen as a way to free up money for retired homeowners.
Published 05/20/21
Today Mary is talking about what's been happening at the Financial Services Complaints conference. Among other things, there are going to be changes to consumer loan laws.
Published 05/06/21
This week Mary has advice on how to not be scammed at a time when people are keen on making returns on their money than banks can offer.
Published 04/22/21
This week Mary Holm discusses low-risk funds, which she says are a good alternative to bank term deposits which currently have very low rates of return.
Published 04/08/21
Mary announces the winners of the 5 copies of her new book, A Richer You - how to make the most of your money. She'll share some of the wisdom in the winning entries and also some of the runners up.
Published 03/25/21
Today Mary talks about the importance of having emergency money set aside for a 'rainy day', how much you should save and when you should use it.
Published 03/11/21
Mary Holm talks more about shares as an investment option and people's fears of putting their money into them.
Published 02/25/21
Today Mary talks about whether or not paying down your mortgage is still the best strategy with interest rates at all time lows.
Published 02/11/21
Personal investment expert Mary Holm argues that you don't have to jump on the house buying bandwagon!
Published 12/17/20
Mary Holm responds to listener questions and comments on her financial literacy quiz from two weeks ago, and talks about a new survey by the Commission for Financial Capability - on money and relationship problems. 
Published 11/19/20
Last week Commission for Financial Capability released a survey on New Zealander's financial knowledge. Mary discusses some of the findings and tests your knowledge of financial basics.
Published 11/05/20
Financial journalist Mary Holm says there are two reasons for investing - the obvious one is to see your wealth grow over time, but on the rise are investors who dip their toes in the water, purely for fun.
Published 10/22/20
It's World Investor Week and financial author and journalist Mary Holm talks today about the eight myths of investing. 
Published 10/08/20
Financial author and journalist Mary Holm examines the options for dealing with debt.
Published 09/24/20
With interests rates so low - where can you put your money so that it works for you? Financial author and journalist Mary Holm explores the options.
Published 09/10/20
Financial journalist and author Mary Holm talks Kiwisaver and managed funds during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Published 08/27/20
Financial author and journalist Mary Holm discusses how you can work out what's a reasonable goal for you for your retirement savings.
Published 08/13/20