The other B word: While some people find it easy to follow a budget, others struggle. Here are some tips for the latter group. Also in this issue: From the Mailbox — Couple who sold their house save heaps by renting. But should they wait for a price fall before buying again?
Q&As: Should man, 64, get student loan for the income, given that he probably won’t ever repay it?; Passing shares down the generations has good and bad points; Why did GPG get an exemption from the new international share tax rules?; Woman makes great progress in one short year; New charity aims to help children help themselves.
Q&As: Should retired couple invest in a commercial property? Why take on that risk?; Can we predict NZ dollar movements?; When is it best to change money from US to NZ currency; A US website that evaluates international charities; Yet another charity offers a Christmas gift programme. Plus: Win a ticket to a seminar.
The investment games people play. Let’s say you’re playing a game in which everyone has been given $20. In each round, you choose whether or not to put in $1, and a coin is then tossed. If it’s heads, you get back $2.50. If it’s tails, you lose your $1. How often would you put in a dollar?