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NZ Herald 29 April 2017

Q&As: Binary options scam victim wants to warn others; Scammers can fool anyone; Reader’s suggestions for couple in 60s and broke; Hard to stop ‘dole bludgers’; Superannuitant objects to being called a beneficiary.

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RNZ Radio 27 April 2017

Investment risks — Part 1. In a four-part series, Mary talks about the risks described in the newly updated booklet she wrote for the Reserve Bank, “Upside, Downside — a guide to risk for savers and investors”. You can download it here. In this session: The one high-return, low-risk ‘investment’; Risk is not a dirty word.

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NZ Herald 22 April 2017

Q&As: Couple in their 60s could still get back into home ownership — helped by KiwiSaver; Rest home subsidy rule unfair, but not easy to fix; Benefit helped reader turn around his life; NZ Super recipient shouldn’t pick on beneficiaries.

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NZ Herald 15 April 2017

Q&As: Best long-term investment for entrepreneurial teen; Reader aghast that beneficiary can keep savings; Pictured foot is impressive; Grateful reader’s pension rises after reading column; Free online booklet about investment risks; Correction about internet link.

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RNZ Radio 13 April 2017

Why investing offshore is wise rather than risky: Applies to KiwiSaver and other investments; Much better diversification; Foreign exchange adds risk; Or does it?

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NZ Herald 8 April 2017

Q&As: Is the family home an investment?; You can get a benefit even if you have savings…; …And having 1 or 2 boarders won’t affect your benefit; 2 letters on study options for last week’s correspondent; One way to save for retirement travel in Europe; Should ‘whingers’ take care of elderly parents themselves?

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NZ Herald 1 April 2017

Q&As: University probably the best route to a new start for woman; Credit cards not linked to mortgages; Clearing up info on Residential Care Subsidy and gifting; Do small gifts count when apply for that subsidy?

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