Q&As: Woman in mid 50s, who is renting, explores options for buying a home; 2 Q&As about the $50,000 threshold in the new regime on taxation of international shares. Also: Seeking your questions about KiwiSaver.
Direct share holding often not the best way. A sentence in a recent speech by Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard caught my eye. “New Zealanders invest about twice as much in equities (shares) directly compared with managed funds,” he said.
Q&As: Is the Kiwi dollar to blame for poor overseas investment performance?; How foreign dividends will be dealt with under the new tax rules; Where to go for historical foreign exchange data — for tax purposes; A lionish company bites back.
Q&As: The warning signs in investment ads; Should we adjust investment returns to allow for inflation?; How best to assess long-term returns on shares and property; How to tell if an Australian company qualifies for the tax exemption.
Q&As: Unlucky reader challenges the value of index funds; Questions galore on the $50,000 threshold in the new international share tax regime; How to get historical foreign exchange data for calculating that threshold.