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NZ Herald 25 June 2022

Q&As:
– A spoilt grandson? Set up a contest with him!
– When KiwiSaver government contribution is smaller
– Is it OK to move to higher-risk KiwiSaver fund?
– … How about to a lower-risk fund?
– Don’t stop contributing to KiwiSaver
– One reader does well with Bitcoin
– Buffett on Bitcoin
– Reader worries about others’ Bitcoin “investments”

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NZ Herald 18 June 2022

Q&As:
– Why lower fees for retired KiwiSaver wouldn’t work
– I decline a challenge on market timing
– One reason to use a real estate agent
– How to test if a company is a scam
– Reader “sucked in” more than he realises

Plus:
– Talk on Mistakes Investors Often Make

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RNZ Radio 16 June 2022

Are KiwiSaver funds good value for money? If not, what should you do about it?

A listener asks about Financial Markets Authority report on KiwiSaver and other managed funds
– 3 key findings: impact of fees, wrong indexes, commissions paid
– KiwiSaver still worth being in because of government and employer contributions
– But go for low fees
– Funds with high returns often don’t stay good
– Is KiwiSaver best if contributing for grandchildren?

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NZ Herald 11 June 2022

Q&As:
– Buy first home when it’s right for your family, not when the markets are right
– Make sure you get government KiwiSaver contribution — and go for low fees
– Where to get info on selling a property without an agent
– Reader is angry with what I’ve said about Bitcoin
– Tricky to choose term deposits, or mortgage terms, in these changing times
– Which fund for KiwiSaver money to be used for first home deposit?
– One way to understand how market falls affect your KiwiSaver balance
– Change KiwiSaver provider at any time, if you stay with same risk level
– How to cruise through market volatility

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NZ Herald 4 June 2022

Q&As:
– Bitcoin a worrying investment — even if bought through a local platform
– When is a cash fund not a cash fund?
– Why funds with lots of bonds are doing badly
– Get your money in the right risk levels for you
– Reader says tax system favours landlords…
– … While another says the opposite

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RNZ Radio 2 June 2022

Listeners’ KiwiSaver worries

– Conservative funds are not low-risk
– Why funds with lots of bonds are losing value fast
– Don’t try to time markets by moving your money
– How to organize your KiwiSaver in retirement
– Is this a good time to invest more?

Reminder: Have you contributed enough to get maximum from the government?

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