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NZ Herald 20 April 2024

Q&As Don’t try to time markets… … Even if you’re being contrary 2 Q&As on money lessons for teens Bank PIEs and government guarantee No capital gains tax, but we do tax some gains Stay put Like lots of others, I’m very pleased to see my investment funds soaring after the Covid downturn years. But feeling a little uneasy that it may not be sustained, and that some almighty crash is imminent. I’m wondering if some of the gains should…

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RNZ Radio 19 April 2024

Q&As:
– Don’t try to time markets…
– … Even if you’re being contrary
– 2 Q&As on money lessons for teens
– Bank PIEs and government guarantee
– No capital gains tax, but we do tax some gains

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NZ Herald 13 April 2024

Q&As:
– A tip on teen spending
– Could growth of index funds ruin the share market?
– Do extra saving outside KiwiSaver
– Stay in high risk near retirement?
– Should capital gains be adjusted for inflation?

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NZ Herald 6 April 2024

Q&As:
– When investing becomes gambling
– Put withdrawal money in a cash fund
– Almost last over one year, but first over ten years
– Term deposits not so wonderful
– 2 readers disliked my response last week…
– … But 2 others loved it
– Why landlords “should be appreciated”

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RNZ Radio 4 April 2024

2 quick tricks with numbers — helpful in KiwiSaver, property, managed funds

Rule of 72 tells you:
– How long for lump sum investment to double.
– If lump sum investment has doubled, what annual return you got.

Dollar cost averaging:
– A big plus of regular investing.
– Using it if you have a lump sum.

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NZ Herald 30 March 2024

Q&As:
– Brilliant KiwiSaver results in 2023
– Stopping regular investing in downturns not a good idea
– Why longer-term laddering works better
– Landlords’ finances not what drives rents
– Did tax policy hurt UK investment here?
– Finer points of rental tax deductions

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NZ Herald 23 March 2024

Q&As:
– Getting KiwiSaver off to a good start in your 20s
– Clever tax idea not so clever
– 2 Q&As on rental mortgage interest deduction
– “Little old lady” phrase disliked…
– … But another reader is happy
– Disappointment about laddering

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RNZ Radio 21 March 2024

KiwiSaver just had a great year! Plus 2 other KiwiSaver issues
– Great returns in 2023 — and very few losses
– Returns over 5 and 10 years
– What we can learn from this
Plus:
– Many sole traders missing out on KiwiSaver — can work well for them
– How to move KiwiSaver provider

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NZ Herald 16 March 2024

Q&As:
– 5 shares in one industry playing with fire
– How rental property should be taxed
– Reader objects to landlord image
– What happens to odd cents
– The next step in laddering term deposits
– No I don’t support the Government blindly

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NZ Herald 9 March 2024

Q&As:
– Help for couples with different attitudes to money
– Where to save for a baby’s future
– Worries about S&P500 index funds …
– … Investing in many index funds
– Did NZ Super Fund get it wrong?
– “Clever” taxpayers like Prime Minister?

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