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.
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.
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.
What to tackle first: Debt or KiwiSaver? Part Two: Priorities if you don’t own a home; Priorities if you own a home with a mortgage; Priorities if you own a mortgage-free home; Who’s right about KiwiSaver fees — ANZ or AUT?; Some good ANZ recommendations on KiwiSaver.
What to tackle first: Credit card debt, mortgage or contributing to KiwiSaver? Part One: First get rid of credit card debt; Paying down mortgage is also great; Why contributing to KiwiSaver is so good; Best way to save for first home — and for some previous home owners.