Q&As: How fortnightly mortgage payments can help; New rules and info on KiwiSaver first home help; Pros and cons of bringing super to NZ from Australia.
Q&As: A bit of risk is good, even if it means having to cut your losses on a rental property; Sending money to Australia and back, in the hopes of gaining on foreign exchange, is likely to leave reader worse off; New money laundering rules slow down international transfers of money; Take note of different interest rates in different countries; If capital gains are taxed under Labour, will we get a tax break on capital losses?; What if somebody who adds to their mortgage ends up unable to pay a capital gains tax?
Q&As: Dripfeed money when moving it from country to country; Home exemption from capital gains tax applies to farmhouses but not farms; Should people overseas be allowed to use KiwiSaver money to repay student loans?; Is prostitution just another job?; Sex worker’s letter makes a reader weep; Escaping the trap of over-valuing money.
Q&As: Retiree needs patience, but also needs to ask his adviser some hard questions; How assets would be valued if capital gains tax is introduced; Share investor’s success not quite so impressive when you look at how the whole market has performed; Raising NZ Super age would affect some more than others.
Q&As: Reader’s shareholding success probably more luck than skill; There’ll always be renters, but that doesn’t mean we have to love landlords; Property investors with big debt take big risk — and why do they brag?; Older workers do take jobs from the young to some extent; KiwiSaver contributions not taken from redundancy pay; On quitting KiwiSaver to start a business.