Children and money

NZ Herald 28 March 2015

Q&As: ‘No’ on deductions but ‘yes’ on student loan for teen entrepreneur; Clarification on KiwiSaver fees for children; Doesn’t performance matter more than fees?; Give or lend to adult children when they need it, not when you die.

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NZ Herald 21 March 2015

Q&As: How to make KiwiSaver work well for children; Watch the fees particularly if you have a high KiwiSaver balance; Further help for last week’s provincial couple?; Worried about your kids’ inheritance? Bring them up well!

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NZ Herald 14 March 2015

Q&As: Provincial town dwellers better to stick with their house, despite falling prices; Reader challenges the Reserve Bank’s confidence in the banking system; No you can’t withdraw KiwiSaver money on maternity leave, and you should have known that!; How lending or giving to family could come back and bite you.

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NZ Herald 7 March 2015

Q&As: Some ideas better than others for those worried about bank deposits; Reader scares friends unnecessarily; How to even out loans to siblings in a will; “Only thing my girls are getting is an education”.

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NZ Herald 28 February 2015

Q&As: Why are NZ banks following the lead of their Aussie parents?; Should reader spread money over several banks, just in case?; Two readers have no sympathy for younger daughter in recent Q&A, but…; Another reader’s idea is more harmonious; Auckland house prices too high? Try Taupo.

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NZ Herald 14 February 2015

Q&As: How to let both daughters in on the deal; Did “holidaying” KiwiSaver miss out?; Could KiwiSaver money be grabbed because hubby’s running up debts?; Student loan repayments can continue into retirement; Some tips for last week’s separated woman.

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NZ Herald 29 November 2014

Q&As: Do landlords take advantage of others less fortunate?; How KiwiSaver members are protected from losing their money; Inland Revenue got it wrong last week about interest deductions on family loans; Meaningful Christmas gifts.

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NZ Herald 15 November 2014

Q&As: Are older people greedy? Is this question worth worrying about?; What does “return” mean in KiwiSaver; Is interest on family loans taxable?; Reality strikes after parents lend to student son.

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NZ Herald 8 November 2014

Q&As: Early Brierley investment brings back memories of 1987; Reader and I disagree on share market performance — and who reads this column!; Family loan suggestion 1: put it in borrower’s will; Family loan suggestion 2: put it in lender’s will; Family loan suggestion 3: borrower should try elsewhere first; Why KiwiSaver Fund Finder idea wouldn’t work.

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