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NZ Herald 14 May 2022

Q&As:
– Landlords are not villains
– Rental property tax rule unfair
– His head said rent, but his heart said buy
– How to tell if your KiwiSaver fund holds DGL, or any other investment
– Student share clubs could teach about index funds
– Sexy student investing, and drunken share trading
– FMA relaxed about share clubs
– Bonus Bond story with happy ending

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NZ Herald 7 May 2022

Q&As:
– It’s not easy for renter landlords
– Plenty of unknowns for homeowners as well as renters
– Financial education happening in schools
– Share investing not a game
– Long long waits on Bonus Bond phone line

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RNZ Radio 5 May 2022

Listeners’ letters about KiwiSaver and inflation:
– Should you stop KiwiSaver contributions when your balance falls?
– Should you switch KiwiSaver provider in a down market?
– With inflation at 7%, do you need to earn 10.3% before tax to stand still?

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NZ Herald 30 April 2022

Q&As:
– You don’t have to own your home to do well
– Sharesies and Hatch answer questions about high school share clubs
– No, long-term Bonus Bond holders shouldn’t get more
– Remnants of Bonus Bond scheme go to charity or Treasury
– Another concern about investing in gold
– Last week’s column quitter changes his mind

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NZ Herald 23 April 2022

Q&As:
– Yes, start a school share club, but watch the messages
– Reader offers help with setting up a share club
– Gold good for 2000 years, says reader
– Which prices have risen most — and the good news about wages
– This column loses a reader, for his “mental well being”

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RNZ Radio 21 April 2022

Would-be first home buyers giving up, and turning to shares

Canstar Consumer Pulse Report 2022:
– Fewer potential first home buyers
– They think it will take longer to save a deposit
– Fewer stay with family while saving, and fewer expect family help with buying
– Meanwhile, share investing grows, especially among younger people

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NZ Herald 16 April 2022

Q&As:
– Bonus Bonds weren’t only about returns
– Gold is not the best spot for reader’s inheritance
– Are billionaires the new millionaires?
– Retirement savings idea not a winner
– Unfairness in treatment of overseas pensions?

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NZ Herald 9 April 2022

Q&As:
– The safest place to park a huge inheritance
– Finance company pays more interest, but for a reason
– Don’t sit on house market sidelines, says reader
– When is a millionaire not a millionaire?
– A break for some superannuitants who had lived overseas
– It’s not just this column that can be shady!

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RNZ Radio 7 April 2022

Some shocking results in survey on New Zealanders’ finances

Canstar Consumer Pulse Report 2022:
– More than half spend more than they earn — especially young
– 2/3 don’t have enough rainy day money
– Nearly ¼ don’t save anything
– Only 45% are debt-free, excluding mortgages

How you might change your habits.

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NZ Herald 2 April 2022

Q&As:
– Sell before you buy a home, and rent in a new area
– Reader is unhappy with column layout
– Couple enjoy life, but still seek higher returns than in the bank
– 3 Q&As about NZ Super and overseas pensions

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