Archive

NZ Herald 31 July 2021

Q&As:
– Employers should contribute to KiwiSaver even when employees don’t
– Another way to negotiate fees with real estate agent
– Selling houses decades ago
– Eye-opening way they sell houses in California
– Don’t pay agents until deal is sealed
– Tax makes term deposits even worse in inflationary times

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RNZ Radio 29 July 2021

Online share trading — don’t forget the basics
– Main platforms — Sharesies, Hatch, Invest Now and Stake
– Nearly 40% of adult NZers (1.5 million people) use or plan to use
– Five messages for share investors:
    1. A good company is not necessarily a good investment
    2. Decide about diversification (Can do share funds online too)
    3. Shares are for the long term — or gambling
    4. Traders are not winners on average
    5. Value vs growth? Dividend payers vs others?
– Comparisons and info on safety of your investments — MoneyHub

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NZ Herald 24 July 2021

Q&As:
– How to invest as inflation increases
– Does my writing stand the test of time?
– KiwiSaver provider’s services could be better
– Reader has a good laugh about real estate commissions …
– … while another one defends agents
– When agents sell their own houses

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NZ Herald 17 July 2021

Q&As:
– A lawyer stands his ground with real estate agents
– Agent says I “have it in for” his industry
– House insurance proved its worth for reader
– I stand behind bond funds for retirement money
– Did I give a reader ‘very bad advice’?

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RNZ Radio 15 July 2021

Listeners’ questions about anything financial:
– KiwiSaver v shares — or electric vehicle?
– KiwiSaver for people in 2 jobs
– Risk level for money soon to be withdrawn
– Pay down mortgage v investing
– How much do you need to retire?
– Using KiwiSaver in retirement
– KiwiSaver as you turn 65
– Alternatives to bank term deposits

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NZ Herald 10 July 2021

Q&As:
– Is it wise for young investor to buy shares in favourite company?
– Why bond values can fall
– What’s going on in 3 KiwiSaver cash funds that hold bonds
– Real estate agency nearly halves commission rate
– Reader can cope without house insurance

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NZ Herald 3 July 2021

Q&As:
– Better ideas on real estate agents’ commissions
– Reader does well with insurance complaint, not so well on contents cover
– Using insurance broker works well for some
– Is it wise to put all savings in KiwiSaver?
– KiwiSaver government contributions not for most over 65

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RNZ Radio 1 July 2021

Gender differences in handling money and investing
ASB info from customer transactions:
– Spending
– Money management
– Saving
– Retirement savings
– Knowledge
Other research:
– Risk
– Trading
– Scams
Messages for each gender

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NZ Herald 26 June 2021

Q&As:
– Disliking government spending no excuse for tax dodging
– Is it wise to boost your mortgage to invest in KiwiSaver?
– Should KiwiSaver providers who get performance fees pay if they perform badly?
– NZ tops four house price measures
– When switching insurance company check on service as well as price
– Givealittle not a good substitute for house insurance
Plus:
– Don’t miss out on KiwiSaver money

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NZ Herald 19 June 2021

Q&As:
– Don’t drop your house insurance!
– Reader has a go at tax avoiders and evaders
– Terminally ill mother of teens worries about their inheritance
– KiwiSaver performance fees now have to be justified

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