NZ Herald Q&A Column

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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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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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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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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NZ Herald 2 March 2024

Q&As:
– Keep investing, or get rid of that debt?
– Super Fund result doesn’t put me off passive funds
– Some readers dislike last week’s chauffeur letter…
– … While others love it
– Using tax loopholes “not open to criticism”?

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NZ Herald 24 February 2024

Q&As:
– Drip feeding savings can really add up
– Sell the rental and earn more elsewhere
– Prepare for rental property disasters
– Couple has to pay the chauffeur!
– Envy or pride? Reactions to letters from the rich
– Lunch out on NZ Super
– Everyone should have enduring powers of attorney (EPAs)
– Would a maximum tax be good?
– Decimal currency ripped off kids!

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NZ Herald 17 February 2024

Q&As:
– How should terminal cancer patient handle her money?
– Tax ideas:
   – Tax-free amount for low earners?
   – Get rid of cash?
   – Use GST only?
   – Don’t forget brightline test
– Yes, you have plenty to retire on…
– … Superannuitant gets along fine on just NZ Super

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