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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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RNZ Radio 17 June 2021

KiwiSaver for non-employees of all ages — plus new research on KiwiSaver fund switching during Covid downturn
Switching funds: Young switched more, and members of bank schemes
Non-employees:
– Aged 18 to 65: $1,042 BEFORE June 30; rules for first year and turning 18 or 65; best to drip feed.
– Over 65: Good place for retirement savings; problems withdrawing money?
– Under 18: savings habit and learning about investing; aim at first home ownership

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NZ Herald 12 June 2021

Q&As:
– What should siblings under 23 do with inheritance?
– Does this reader still need trauma or life insurance?
– Skip strategies to “get rich” in share market …
– … and maths won’t help you
– Share markets don’t necessarily move with economies
– KiwiSaver when you turn 18 or 65
– Covid government subsidies are taxable

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NZ Herald 5 June 2021

Q&As:
– Timing the share market or sleepless nights? There’s another option
– Disappointed new KiwiSaver member should stick with it
– Don’t chase KiwiSaver returns from one provider to another
– No luck with KiwiSaver first home help for renter-landlords

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RNZ Radio 3 June 2021

Reverse mortgages revisited, and 10 ways to make retirement easier financially
– Further thoughts about reverse mortgages — when younger retirees might use them
– Retire later — job satisfaction, social contact, financial
– Move house, and maybe town
– Boarders or flatmates or Airbnb
– Subdivide
– Rates rebates if on low income
– Rates postponement on any income in some places
– Accommodation supplements (government help with rent, board or home ownership costs)
– Sell your house and be a tenant
– Sell assets on Trade Me etc. including valuables
– At 90, you become the charity!

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