Banking

NZ Herald 4 May 2019

Q&As: Comparing KiwiSaver funds with indexes a great idea — but can it be done well?; Compound interest starts small, but after a few years …; Pay down mortgage or invest elsewhere for children?; Don’t forget accommodation when weighing up investment in your home; Reader very happy with ASB service

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RNZ Radio 21 March 2019

Rainy Day Money: Why is it so important?; How much do you need?; How might you access the money — including through your mortgage; Where should you keep the money — if you haven’t got a mortgage.

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NZ Herald 15 December 2018

Q&As: “Better area” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a better investment; TSB is like Kiwibank on term deposit rules; Should superannuitant put inheritance in KiwiSaver to avoid means test?; Parents in 70s should quit work and get assistance; Advantages of not getting residential care subsidy; 55-year-old might as well retire.

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NZ Herald 8 December 2018

Q&As: Penalty acceptable for breaking term deposit, but not month-long wait; Another theory on “rule of thumb”; More on “government pays” versus “taxpayer pays”; Reader’s parents “milked the system”; Meaningful Christmas gifts.

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NZ Herald 25 August 2018

Q&As: Could the government be making money out of KiwiSaver?; Dad not an idiot for playing safe with kids’ inheritances; Steer clear of this type of KiwiSaver growth fund; Keep hoping for banks to operate 24/7.

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NZ Herald 18 August 2018

Q&As: Locking in KiwiSaver savings might work well; An idea for KiwiSaver with Down Syndrome; Westpac’s computer too clever; KiwiSaver best place to save for grandson; Pensioner helps granddaughter in the here and now.

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NZ Herald 14 July 2018

Q&As: Breaking term deposit not easy, even after customer has stroke; How couple might set up money for retirement…; …And how a more conservative woman might do it; No change on KiwiSaver employer contribution rules — yet.

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NZ Herald 24 March 2018

Q&As: How to tell term deposit institutions apart; Frugal superannuitants seem hurt by last week’s column; Real estate agent defends colleagues, and shares a couple of secrets; Dividend reinvestment plans work well for many shareholders; 2 Q&As on who is a professional.

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NZ Herald 10 March 2018

Q&As: Low income doesn’t stop reader getting a mortgage — and a first home; One reader fails with a proposed change to real estate agents’ fees…; …but another succeeds; Mightn’t agents undervalue your property, says a reader; Mightn’t they overvalue it, says another.

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NZ Herald 17 February 2018

Q&As: It’s not crazy to buy when the share market falls; Recent volatility helps KiwiSaver members decide about their fund; KiwiSaver or term deposits for a retiree?; Withdrawals from all managed funds are tax-free; What happens to KiwiSaver tax credit in the year you turn 65?; Is internet banking safe?

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