NZ Herald Q&A Column

NZ Herald 24 December 2022

Q&As:
– KiwiSaver gifts good, but make sure you treat the children equally
– I made a worrying assumption in last week’s calculations…
– … and what happens when inflation is included
– Trapped with low interest on your term deposits? Here’s a plan
– Another reader has trouble getting a credit card
– A warning about selling a home before you buy
– Reader could move to another environmental fund
– My key messages don’t change
Plus:
– Happy holidays!

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NZ Herald 17 December 2022

Q&As:
– Is now a good time to trade up to a bigger house?
– How much will $1,000 grow in KiwiSaver over time?
– An update on the active v passive debate
– More KiwiSaver providers let over 65s withdraw from just one of their funds

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NZ Herald 10 December 2022

Q&As:
– Reader leaves marriage with $3 million – what to do with it?
– Widowed pensioner finds inheritance “very scary”
– Only some KiwiSaver providers offer this service for the retired
– 3 Q&As on investing versus reducing a mortgage

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NZ Herald 3 December 2022

Q&As:
– Drip feed or invest the lot at once?
– Credit cards harder to get in retirement
– Should 11-year-old get into direct investing in NZ shares?
– Mother of 7 gets degree — and comes out on top
– Would-be investor in rental property shouldn’t count on gain
Plus:
– Meaningful Christmas Gifts

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NZ Herald 26 November 2022

Q&As:
– Off the boat and on to a degree at 50
– Best place for 11-year-old’s inheritance
– Term deposits or cash funds for money to spend soon?
– Reader caught out by falling markets
Plus:
– Winners of Gift Book Giveaway

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NZ Herald 19 November 2022

Q&As:
– Small savings safe in KiwiSaver — as long as …
– How to withdraw retirement savings set up in three tiers
– An example for a fairly risk-averse retiree
– What to use instead of a cheque in the Christmas card
– No, I haven’t been ripped off!
Plus:
– Enter the giveaway of my books for Christmas

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NZ Herald 12 November 2022

Q&As:
– Does couple need to “use the equity” in their home?
– Subdivide and then sell, or rent out the old home?
– Buying and selling in the same market not so simple
– How to sell a property without an agent

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NZ Herald 5 November 2022

Q&As:
– Tips for student soon to start university — including “have fun!”
– Should granddaughter stop KiwiSaver while on leave?
– Banks “cavalier to consumers”
– Will you lose money permanently higher-risk KiwiSaver funds?
– Why moving funds is like moving houses

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NZ Herald 29 October 2022

Q&As:
– Old share certificate may be good for a shout at the pub
– Help for reader put into inappropriate investment
– Non-bank term deposits — is the return worth the risk?
– Confusing situation with KiwiSaver fund and advice offered

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NZ Herald 22 October 2022

Q&As:
– When it can be good to be in debt — how rental property works
– Adviser didn’t listen
– Are term deposit investors being treated unfairly?
– How best to turn shares into deposit for child’s home
– Using KiwiSaver for its lower fees

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