Surprise surprise but the age group which is most likely to be highly in debt on their first home, likely to be a family on a single income, and also likely to still be paying off a student loan is also the age group with worryingly low kiwisaver uptake rates.
Deloitte tax partner Thomas Pippos gets the prize of the day for the most astute comment when he said;
“They’ll be thinking they’re better off paying off their student loans or mortgages.”
You don’t say…
For the record – I;
- fall into this age group
- am not living in my first home (I believe it’s number 5)
- am not on a single income (although it’s a double one that probably equates to a decent single one – oh the joys of self employment)
- don’t have a student loan
- am signed up for kiwisaver
I get the prize from Michael Cullen it seems….