Q&As: University probably the best route to a new start for woman; Credit cards not linked to mortgages; Clearing up info on Residential Care Subsidy and gifting; Do small gifts count when apply for that subsidy?
Q&As: Trusts may no longer enable well off elderly to get subsidy; Possible trap for parents giving money to adult children; What KiwiSaver rules would change when under National plan; Partial KiwiSaver tax credit in year you turn 65 — or 18; Good reasons for using a credit card.
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.
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.