Borrowing

NZ Herald 13 July 2019

Q&As: Should couple in their 40s splash out on an Italian holiday home?; How to invest savings 5 years before retirement; 3 rules of thumb on how much to spend in retirement …; … And how they apply to one couple.

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RNZ Radio 29 November 2018

Sorting your finances step by step. Based on Mary’s new book “Rich Enough? A laid-back guide for every Kiwi”: Why it’s best to do it in steps. Why the steps are in this order. What the steps cover: Step 1. Start now — it’s easy; Step 2. Kill off high-interest debt; Step 3. Set up insurance — and a rainy day fund; Step 4. Join the best KiwiSaver fund for you; Step 5. Boost your saving painlessly — how and where; Step 6. Stay cool; Step 7. Head confidently towards retirement — and through it; Step ? (when it’s the right time for you — if ever): Buy a house, or sell one.

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RNZ Radio 18 October 2018

Ways to curb your spending: Why we do unnecessary spending?; Estimate your spending — roughly; Attack habits; Watch out for slogans; The Christmas trap; Get support — FinCap; Tell lenders to go away — Debt Blocker.

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NZ Herald 6 October 2018

Q&As: Should reader reduce risk in the current climate?; Is it a good idea to split your KiwiSaver money into two funds?; Is KiwiSaver provider doing what they claim to be doing?; Hold payday lenders responsible, reader says.

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NZ Herald 22 September 2018

Q&As: Reverse mortgages not usually good in your 50s, but maybe for this couple; 89-year-old’s plan includes a reverse mortgage; ‘Victim’ reluctant to complain about payday lender; Sharped-eyed reader makes some points about last week’s column.

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NZ Herald 1 September 2018

Q&As: Family rescues woman from ‘loan shark’; Couple should concentrate on reducing mortgage; Should couple be with same KiwiSaver provider?; KiwiSaver review good but not ideal; Money Week coming.

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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 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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