Cash funds

NZ Herald 11 September 2021

Q&As:
– Where to park money for a year or two
– Why it’s hard for couple to become “wholesale investors”
– Ideas for last week’s beneficiary…
– … and a story that might encourage her
– Landlords can’t ban pictures on the wall
– Suggestion for Timaru-bound couple: Keep Auckland house and rent it out

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NZ Herald 31 July 2021

Q&As:
– Employers should contribute to KiwiSaver even when employees don’t
– Another way to negotiate fees with real estate agent
– Selling houses decades ago
– Eye-opening way they sell houses in California
– Don’t pay agents until deal is sealed
– Tax makes term deposits even worse in inflationary times

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NZ Herald 24 July 2021

Q&As:
– How to invest as inflation increases
– Does my writing stand the test of time?
– KiwiSaver provider’s services could be better
– Reader has a good laugh about real estate commissions …
– … while another one defends agents
– When agents sell their own houses

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RNZ Radio 15 July 2021

Listeners’ questions about anything financial:
– KiwiSaver v shares — or electric vehicle?
– KiwiSaver for people in 2 jobs
– Risk level for money soon to be withdrawn
– Pay down mortgage v investing
– How much do you need to retire?
– Using KiwiSaver in retirement
– KiwiSaver as you turn 65
– Alternatives to bank term deposits

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NZ Herald 10 July 2021

Q&As:
– Is it wise for young investor to buy shares in favourite company?
– Why bond values can fall
– What’s going on in 3 KiwiSaver cash funds that hold bonds
– Real estate agency nearly halves commission rate
– Reader can cope without house insurance

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NZ Herald 12 June 2021

Q&As:
– What should siblings under 23 do with inheritance?
– Does this reader still need trauma or life insurance?
– Skip strategies to “get rich” in share market …
– … and maths won’t help you
– Share markets don’t necessarily move with economies
– KiwiSaver when you turn 18 or 65
– Covid government subsidies are taxable

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NZ Herald 10 April 2021

Q&As:
– Mortgages not a good substitute for term deposits — try managed funds
– Where to save house deposit
– Last week’s renter/landlord not so badly off …
– … Some ideas for her, but they’re not great
– Will landlords be able to raise rents?
– A better idea on bright-line test
– Finally — lovely feedback from a mother

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RNZ Radio 8 April 2021

Low-risk funds — a good alternative to bank term deposits
(But first — a quick follow-up on share trading)
– Defensive and conservative funds, in and out of KiwiSaver
– Where to get info — Smart Investor tool. Look for low fees.
– Don’t panic when balance falls a bit
– Comparison with bank term deposits:
— Pluses: withdrawals, PIE tax, safety
— Minuses: fees, don’t know returns, some volatility

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NZ Herald 27 February 2021

Q&As:
– Share market not yet like tulip bulbs — stay invested!
– Are passive investments the next bubble? Plus a note on mis-timing the market
– Low-risk funds not all like bank term deposits
– Risk and return do go together, despite reader’s claims
– Landlords can get hit in a long-term rental

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NZ Herald 20 February 2021

Q&As:
– Safe, accessible, and going backwards — invest beyond bank accounts
– KiwiSaver a good spot for grandfather’s gifts
– My “cavalier response” last week about p/e ratios angers reader
– Comments from a café in Thames
– Why long-term rental leases might not work…
– … And how they might be made to work

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