RNZ Radio

RNZ Radio 22 February 2018

When insurance isn’t boring — when you need it but haven’t got it: Possible reasons for under-insurance; Which types of insurance are worst?; Basic idea of insurance — why it’s best to be a “loser”; What cover do you really need?; When to review your insurance; Who to get your insurance from.

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RNZ Radio 8 February 2018

Coping with a falling KiwiSaver balance: What share market declines do and don’t mean; How much does a drop in shares affect KiwiSaver and other investors?; What you should do; Another way your balance could fall — interest rate changes.

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RNZ Radio 25 January 2018

Apprentices v graduates: The importance of starting to save early — How can 2 conflicting studies both be true?; How much difference 2 years makes to lifetime saving; Applying this to KiwiSaver; Taking inflation into account.

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RNZ Radio 14 December 2017

Does Christmas have to be like this?: First — an early thought about a new year’s resolution; Survey findings on Christmas spending; Survey findings on Christmas financial stress; Things to think about this Christmas; Other ways to do it.

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RNZ Radio 30 November 2017

How to best deal with a student loan: Possible psychological effects of having a loan; The best strategy financially; What happens if you go overseas?; Does having a student loan make it harder to get a mortgage?; Is the student loan system a good idea?

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RNZ Radio 16 November 2017

How to invest $10,000: Inheritance? A win? Goal achieved? Celebrate!; Repay high-interest debt; Emergency fund; Repay mortgage; Investment — how long? risk tolerance? In KiwiSaver?; Short-term; Long-term scared; Long-term brave.

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RNZ Radio 2 November 2017

Which type of mortgage?: Fixed or floating?; Short term or long term?; A listener’s letter about paying extra off a fixed mortgage; Variations: Revolving, redrawable or offset?; Using a mortgage adviser.

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RNZ Radio 19 October 2017

Why shares are the new houses for Generation Rent: A listener’s letter — well done on debt and saving!; How much should renters be saving?; KiwiSaver’s role; Where to put the savings; Where to get advice — banks? advisers?

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RNZ Radio 5 October 2017

Worries and misunderstandings about NZ Super: Is Super likely to be reduced for those with more money?; Is the age of eligibility likely to rise?; Is Super an investment you’ve made over your working life?; How NZ Super is taxed; What might happen to NZ Super rates and starting age.

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RNZ Radio 21 September 2017

Response to a listener’s challenge on index and active share funds: One of his examples argues against him; The other is a questionable choice; The issue of US vs NZ data; Long terms prove nothing; Why fees matter; Another reader asks what if everyone did index investing.

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