Archive

NZ Herald 16 October 2021

Q&As:
– Reader, 95, could become the little old lady of online share traders
– Spending little on clothes — and worrying about 65-plusers still working
– Money making idea for last week’s Dad
– How hard is it to withdraw KiwiSaver money in retirement?
– Former teachers appreciate my comments
– State schools produce some notable ex-pupils
– Is this column disclaimer-free?

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NZ Herald 9 October 2021

Q&As:
– Couple should be able to have both a house and another baby — if they watch their spending
– House price data allows for huge price jumps from developer purchases
– Should couple pay more for house to be in best school zone?
– Son defends private schooling from Mum’s comments about drawbacks
– How KiwiSaver cash fund might work for person over 65
– Encouragement for woman in 50s who wants to quit her job

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RNZ Radio 7 October 2021

Doing KiwiSaver badly
– Not joining. Employees and non-employees.
– Not contributing.
– Switching too often or unwisely — good and bad switches
– Over 65s not using KS.
– Providers doing KS badly — not cutting fees much.
– Good news: Money in KiwiSaver doubled in 4 years.
– World Investor Week — info for new investors on FMA website.

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NZ Herald 2 October 2021

Q&As:
– Should 24-year-old save for retirement too, or just a first home?
– KiwiSaver works well for over 65s
– Should my advice to woman in 50s have been more conservative?
– Private education not recommended by Mum who sent her sons there
– Dilworth School a possibility for solo Mum’s son

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NZ Herald 25 September 2021

Q&As:
– Woman in her fifties should make the break!
– Great outcomes for children in state schools
– A state boarding school might work well for last week’s Mum…
– … and a scholarship might help, but watch out for bullying
– Consider tutors, and take note of the principal
– How gifting can affect government help for the elderly

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RNZ Radio 23 September 2021

Where are we on ethical investing?
– Different names for it, and different approaches
– NZ report from Responsible Investment Association of Australasia
– How ethical investing is growing
– NZ v Australia
– Which issues do people most care about?
– Greenwash and what is being done about it
– Watch your risk level
– 2 good websites: Mindful Money and Responsible Returns

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NZ Herald 18 September 2021

Q&As:
– Grandparents’ best gift for a baby
– Single Mum should put house ahead of son’s private schooling
– Should last week’s Mum buy a cheaper house now?
– Yes, tenants can put up pictures, but they need to fix the walls afterwards
– A little of the high-risk stuff, but only a little!

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NZ Herald 11 September 2021

Q&As:
– Where to park money for a year or two
– Why it’s hard for couple to become “wholesale investors”
– Ideas for last week’s beneficiary…
– … and a story that might encourage her
– Landlords can’t ban pictures on the wall
– Suggestion for Timaru-bound couple: Keep Auckland house and rent it out

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RNZ Radio 9 September 2021

Managing your mortgage
– Survey: Half people with mortgages are ahead on their repayments
– Penalties on repaying fixed loans early
– Why being ahead is good news: retirement savings, security, goal setting, easy “investment”
– But is this best thing to do with spare money?
– The future: rising interest rates, what to do if you can’t meet payments
– Best strategy: fixed or floating? Several terms?

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NZ Herald 4 September 2021

Q&As:
– Suggestions on how a reader can “make her life better”
– When a term deposit paid 25 per cent!
– 2 Q&As on how to find a possible lost overseas bank account
– Could last week’s house seller’s gains be taxed in New Zealand?..
– … and overseas?

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