Q&As: When are capital gains taxed?; Should separated father’s income count when applying for a student allowance?; Too much in this column on KiwiSaver?; The government’s thinking on income in family trusts.
Q&As: Steer clear of foreign exchange trading; Pensioner should also steer clear of finance companies offering high interest; How you can avoid partial assets sales shares in KiwiSaver; Not saying “I told you so” about investing in gold; Buying a home still a good idea for couple in late 40s.
Q&As: You can be regarded as being in a de facto relationship even if you don’t live together; Accountant gives bad advice on joining KiwiSaver; Paying extra off the mortgage versus saving outside KiwiSaver; 2 Q&As about young man who is NZ tax resident but still pays interest on his student loan; Reader’s student loan idea might work — depending on family dynamics.
Q&As: 2 readers tell of struggles for overseas students repaying student loans; Another reader explains why he let his student children run up loans and then helped to repay them; Confusion over changes to KiwiSaver employer contributions; Will a pre-nuptial agreement do the trick?; Can a parent draw up a Section 21 agreement for their adult child?
Q&As: Should student loan interest — for people overseas — be lower than mortgage rates?; Why parents let students run up loans, and then repay the loans for them; One way parents can help their adult child buy a home without losing the money to the child’s ex later on; How the new partner of a widow might get his share if they split up.
Q&As: Student loan question brings out the differences in a couple’s attitudes to money; 2 Q&As about making use of the student loan repayment bonus — which expires on March 31 — while students are still studying; Clarification of some tricky wording about student loans; A warning for couples: Relationship property agreements should not be DIY.