Annuities

NZ Herald 14 December 2013

Q&As: Wisdom for bankrupt couple from one who has been there; How to find ethical funds in the KiwiSaver Fund Finder; Dangerous issue with last week’s picture; Stop tampering with KiwiSaver; Last column of the year and thanks to correspondents.

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NZ Herald 7 December 2013

Q&As: The problem with do-it-yourself annuities; Employee super schemes still offer annuities; How new tool helps you choose a KiwiSaver provider; 3 Q&As give advice to bankrupt couple from those who have been there.

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NZ Herald 30 November 2013

Q&As: Should people be forced to put some of their KiwiSaver money into an annuity?; Highly leveraged property investing is risky; An investor in both puts some perspective on shares versus property; Meaningful Christmas gifts.

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NZ Herald 27 July 2013

Q&As: Do older workers pinch jobs from young ones? And would new retirees spend up to avoid means testing?; Might a government force annuities onto KiwiSaver members?; How two landlords took a “nasty fall”; Is sexism raging in KiwiSaver?

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The Investor 22 September 2012

Help needed for retirees to live it up a bit. I’m disappointed. Retired people have been gaining access to their KiwiSaver money for several months now, but there’s no emergence of good new products to help them manage their savings.

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NZ Herald 25 February 2012

Q&As: Government action needed to help out retirees withdrawing their KiwiSaver money; No tax when you take money out of KiwiSaver; KiwiSaver gets good and bad report cards, depending on your approach; 2 readers explain how they financially helped their student children.

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The Investor 10 September 2011

Labour shows up National on retirement savings issue. Come on National, you can do better. In less than a year, the first New Zealanders will gain access to their KiwiSaver money to spend in retirement. They need help with how to handle that money.

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NZ Herald 10 September 2011

Q&As: Older workers don’t take jobs away from the young; There are ways around timing problems with annuities; Last week’s angry correspondent apologises, and asks another question about how safe NZ banks are; Two readers respond to last week’s outburst; One more “set and forget” KiwiSaver fund.

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NZ Herald 6 August 2011

Q&As: Am I flogging a dead horse over annuities?; Why annuities are not popular; Perhaps the government should provide annuities; Different types of annuities available; Would it be wise to get an annuity from a UK company?; How KiwiSaver changes will affect shareholder employees.

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