Children and money

NZ Herald 14 May 2022

Q&As:
– Landlords are not villains
– Rental property tax rule unfair
– His head said rent, but his heart said buy
– How to tell if your KiwiSaver fund holds DGL, or any other investment
– Student share clubs could teach about index funds
– Sexy student investing, and drunken share trading
– FMA relaxed about share clubs
– Bonus Bond story with happy ending

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NZ Herald 7 May 2022

Q&As:
– It’s not easy for renter landlords
– Plenty of unknowns for homeowners as well as renters
– Financial education happening in schools
– Share investing not a game
– Long long waits on Bonus Bond phone line

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NZ Herald 30 April 2022

Q&As:
– You don’t have to own your home to do well
– Sharesies and Hatch answer questions about high school share clubs
– No, long-term Bonus Bond holders shouldn’t get more
– Remnants of Bonus Bond scheme go to charity or Treasury
– Another concern about investing in gold
– Last week’s column quitter changes his mind

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NZ Herald 23 April 2022

Q&As:
– Yes, start a school share club, but watch the messages
– Reader offers help with setting up a share club
– Gold good for 2000 years, says reader
– Which prices have risen most — and the good news about wages
– This column loses a reader, for his “mental well being”

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RNZ Radio 21 April 2022

Would-be first home buyers giving up, and turning to shares

Canstar Consumer Pulse Report 2022:
– Fewer potential first home buyers
– They think it will take longer to save a deposit
– Fewer stay with family while saving, and fewer expect family help with buying
– Meanwhile, share investing grows, especially among younger people

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NZ Herald 19 March 2022

Q&As:
– Should you lie on your NZ Super application?
– Why Super rules make sense
– Donor could start a scholarship, or a grant
– Give while you live — and get a tax credit
– Most are happy with reverse mortgages
– Idea for couple: move into the bach
– Muddling up energy companies

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NZ Herald 26 February 2022

Q&As:
– Online calculator helps you work out how much your home should be insured for
– A catch-up for daughters’ KiwiSaver accounts
– Laddering plus compounding works a treat …
– … But is this a good time to get into term deposits?
– Could laddering work for a mortgage?
– How one couple runs their money

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RNZ Radio 10 February 2022

Why EVERYONE should be in KiwiSaver, and how to do KiwiSaver best
– Why it’s very hard to beat
– Not contributing?
– Works well for over 65s
– Check “Getting a KS WOF” here. Get it right and then you can leave it alone for years
– Default funds now very attractive
– KiwiSaver for children

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NZ Herald 5 February 2022

Q&As:
– Where to keep money for jewellery while awaiting Italian trip …
– … And where to keep it while awaiting a house purchase
– Give money to grandkids rather than their parents
– Invest a lump sum now, or wait?
– A few more “money rules”, and a source revealed
– Good Samaritan helps out last week’s struggling tourism operator

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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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