Children and money

NZ Herald 22 August 2015

Q&As: Banks give teenagers credit too easily; Credit union offers lower-interest deal to credit card borrowers; Retiree “invests in people”; 55-year-old spending while she’s able; Financial adviser struggles with how others do it.

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NZ Herald 6 June 2015

Q&As: KiwiSaver has changed many times, but it’s still worth contributing to; Is it worth signing up a child to KiwiSaver now the kick-start has gone; A novel way of valuing your friends.

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NZ Herald 23 May 2015

KiwiSaver Kick-start ends. Q&As: Patience needed on new first home KiwiSaver withdrawal rules; How to get around KiwiSaver guardian rules; Reader skeptical about Reserve Bank statements.

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NZ Herald 16 May 2015

Q&As: Could Auckland house price plunge cause a banking meltdown?; Single mum can’t get daughter into KiwiSaver because of missing father; Employer shouldn’t have signed up 15-year-old to KiwiSaver without parents’ consent; Living on just NZ Super is the high life for this reader.

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NZ Herald 9 May 2015

Q&As: Too hard for some children to join KiwiSaver; Why reader has two very different KiwiSaver balances; Do 20-somethings have a ‘sense of entitlement’? And will they get NZ Super?; Advice for the young from a new retiree.

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NZ Herald 2 May 2015

Q&As: How to persuade 20-somethings to stick with KiwiSaver; An offer too good to not miss; Get legal advice when lending to adult children; Can bankruptcy distribution be undone?; Last week’s picture was misleading.

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NZ Herald 18 April 2015

Q&As: How some can get round the single KiwiSaver provider rule; Borrowing lots to buy rentals not the way out for reader’s parents; Should couple bring property money back from Australia or wait for a better exchange rate?; Another provider offers unhedged KiwiSaver growth fund; Lawyer not recommending against using a lawyer.

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NZ Herald 11 April 2015

Q&As: Should parity with Aussie dollar affect investing?; How currency movements affect KiwiSaver funds, and what you can do about it; A good way to lend to adult children?; Better to pay down mortgage or invest elsewhere?

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