My doom-monger TV fail
ful TV person.
I’ve always tried to be the guy who says: ‘‘Hey, you may not be in a good place, but here’s how to get to a better one.’’
Everyone can make things better. Everyone can do the little things that month by month, improve their lots, reduce their debts, and lift their savings.
I was going to tell people not to panic, and that we have a wonderful system in NZ Super. It’s efficient, easy to understand, and is the envy of other countries.
It means you won’t starve in retirement. It also means every dollar you put into KiwiSaver will make things better.
So save that dollar, and be less scared.
Shamelessly, I am going to quote US president Franklin Roosevelt. ‘‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyses needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.’’
In my humble, optimistic way, that’s the message I try to spread about personal finances.
I’ll not forget my TV fail. If you saw it, I hope you will.