Children and money

NZ Herald 20 November 2021

Q&As:
– 20-year-old could perhaps try borrowing to invest in shares
– Reader misunderstands 10-year share rule
– KiwiSaver fund a good idea for great grandson
– How KiwiSaver is taxed, and what happens the year you turn 65
– “But the cheap wine tastes better!”
– Take care with employee share ownership schemes

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NZ Herald 16 October 2021

Q&As:
– Reader, 95, could become the little old lady of online share traders
– Spending little on clothes — and worrying about 65-plusers still working
– Money making idea for last week’s Dad
– How hard is it to withdraw KiwiSaver money in retirement?
– Former teachers appreciate my comments
– State schools produce some notable ex-pupils
– Is this column disclaimer-free?

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NZ Herald 9 October 2021

Q&As:
– Couple should be able to have both a house and another baby — if they watch their spending
– House price data allows for huge price jumps from developer purchases
– Should couple pay more for house to be in best school zone?
– Son defends private schooling from Mum’s comments about drawbacks
– How KiwiSaver cash fund might work for person over 65
– Encouragement for woman in 50s who wants to quit her job

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RNZ Radio 7 October 2021

Doing KiwiSaver badly
– Not joining. Employees and non-employees.
– Not contributing.
– Switching too often or unwisely — good and bad switches
– Over 65s not using KS.
– Providers doing KS badly — not cutting fees much.
– Good news: Money in KiwiSaver doubled in 4 years.
– World Investor Week — info for new investors on FMA website.

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NZ Herald 2 October 2021

Q&As:
– Should 24-year-old save for retirement too, or just a first home?
– KiwiSaver works well for over 65s
– Should my advice to woman in 50s have been more conservative?
– Private education not recommended by Mum who sent her sons there
– Dilworth School a possibility for solo Mum’s son

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NZ Herald 25 September 2021

Q&As:
– Woman in her fifties should make the break!
– Great outcomes for children in state schools
– A state boarding school might work well for last week’s Mum…
– … and a scholarship might help, but watch out for bullying
– Consider tutors, and take note of the principal
– How gifting can affect government help for the elderly

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NZ Herald 18 September 2021

Q&As:
– Grandparents’ best gift for a baby
– Single Mum should put house ahead of son’s private schooling
– Should last week’s Mum buy a cheaper house now?
– Yes, tenants can put up pictures, but they need to fix the walls afterwards
– A little of the high-risk stuff, but only a little!

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NZ Herald 21 August 2021

Q&As:
– Treasure hunt: Could this old term deposit be worth a fortune?
– A couple of worries about a share investor’s confidence
– “Spend while you can” says reader’s adviser
– Too few women in the Business Herald?
– One reader appreciates her real estate agent’s work …
– … While another sold easily without an agent

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NZ Herald 7 August 2021

Q&As:
– Pay son’s student fees or help with home purchase?
– Researcher challenges value of KiwiSaver
– What does this reader mean?
– House buyers should do more research
Plus:
– A quiz and upcoming talks

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NZ Herald 19 June 2021

Q&As:
– Don’t drop your house insurance!
– Reader has a go at tax avoiders and evaders
– Terminally ill mother of teens worries about their inheritance
– KiwiSaver performance fees now have to be justified

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