Investing in financial products like shares, bonds, funds and KiwiSaver are all ways to grow your wealth. Regularly putting a little money aside today can reap rewards later in life.

But there are myths about investing that stop many people from taking part. If you are feeling nervous or unsure about investing, then we recommend Hits and Myths, An Introductory Guide to Investing, by Mary Holm, written for the Financial Markets Authority.

Mary has been demystifying personal finance for Kiwis for several decades, in books, columns and on the radio. In this booklet she sets the record straight on eight common myths about investing. It’s a quick guide for anyone who’s thinking about or already dabbling in investing – and wants to know more.

Visit the Financial Markets Authority website for more information and to download the guidebook.