Martin Hawes is New Zealand's most successful financial writer. A popular speaker at seminars and conferences, he also serves on the boards of several companies and has had a financial slot on television. After a brief period teaching, Martin set up an importing and manufacturing company, which he ran for ten years. Martin has contributed to many publications and been a columnist with Herald on Sunday, Canvas, North and South and the Accountants Journal. Along with his partner, Joan Baker, Martin offers wealth coaching to clients who are seeking financial freedom. Author of the definitive best-seller, Family Trusts, Martin's other books include 5 Ways to Save More Money on Your Mortgage, 8 Secrets of Investment Success, Successful Super and Letters to Aston. Martin lives in Queenstown and likes to climb mountains, run, ski and rock climb.