Children and money

NZ Herald 25 February 2017

Q&As: Questions to ask before parents lend mortgage money to their children; Determined couple pay down big mortgage fast; Bank’s reluctance to extend credit card limit is surprising; Tax adviser thinks tax should have been mentioned last week.

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NZ Herald 24 December 2016

Q&As: When you can take diversification too far; Where to invest in passive or index funds; Book is older than I thought; 2 letters from immigrants express their appreciation; 15 years later, advice has proved helpful.

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NZ Herald 3 September 2016

Q&As: Should student earn interest while running up student loan?; Freebies for shareholders left some the worse for wear; Deduction of Canadian pension from NZ Super seems fair; Another ethical KiwiSaver fund; Show Me The Money Week about to start.

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NZ Herald 19 March 2016

Q&As: Alternative for daughter trying to escape bad debt — pay up; Is emphasis on total shareholder return justified?; Inflation calculator shows what prices have risen, and what haven’t; Is this reader ready to retire?; Struggling retiree questions wealthier reader’s concerns.

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NZ Herald 27 February 2016

Q&As: Why daughter’s KiwiSaver account didn’t perform so well; Getting the most out of KiwiSaver for children; KiwiSaver tax credit in the year you turn 65; Another great quote on investing; Pros and cons of family life on a boat.

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NZ Herald 20 February 2016

Q&As: Don’t follow the crowd into property investment; Apply for NZ Super early; 2 readers object to last week’s correspondent’s attitude to mother of 10; An honest assessment of life afloat; One reader sees living on a boat as a retreat; Another points out the fun side; A landlord’s kindness made all the difference.

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RNZ Radio 19 November 2015

Getting through Christmas without going broke. Also, the big spender and the big saver. For big savers, Christmas is no problem. But there’s a downside. More later… Turning to the big spenders: What really makes the kids happy?; Ways to cut back gift giving; Tips on shopping wisely; Meaningful Christmas gifts; Spending lots on food and booze. Back to the big savers — a challenge for them (Includes lots of suggestions from listeners).

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RNZ Radio 12 November 2015

Two issues: Is home ownership the only way to go?; And ethical investing. Firstly, a bit more on children and KiwiSaver. Put in $1000 yourself, or don’t sign them up! 1. Is home ownership the only way to go? — You can instead save lots to cover accommodation in retirement; Home ownership is declining; Owning vs renting — Pros and cons of each option. 2. Ethical investing — What is it?; Possible problems; Are returns higher or lower?

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RNZ Radio 5 November 2015

KiwiSaver for children and younger people: 1. Under 18s — Differences in KS for under 18s; Should you sign up a baby or child under 18?; Should you make contributions to a child’s KS account? 2. Over 18s — Best way to save for first home; KS help for first home buyers — 2 aspects. 3. Which type of fund for the young?

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