Children and money

NZ Herald 1 November 2014

Q&As: Comparing KiwiSaver and similar non-KiwiSaver funds from the same provider; A reader offers some tough rules for family gifts or loans to students; Keep others in the know about family loans; Misunderstandings about children and KiwiSaver.

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NZ Herald 18 October 2014

Q&As: For the 17-year-old who has everything he wants: a course about shares; A free budget tool for readers to try; Woman on parental leave can still take part in KiwiSaver; Fees on retirement scheme way too high.

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NZ Herald 1 March 2014

Q&As: More can be in KiwiSaver than commonly thought; Banks no help when comparing deposit rates; Are New Zealanders out of step about the security of home ownership?; Don’t rush to move house when the kids leave home; Are KiwiSaver fees tax deductable?

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NZ Herald 22 February 2014

Q&As: Should family keep renting, or buy a home?; Why Inland Revenue takes so long to process KiwiSaver contributions; Employee must join KiwiSaver via their employer, but that’s not so bad; Adult children can’t opt out of KiwiSaver, even though their parents signed them up.

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NZ Herald 1 February 2014

Q&As: Still hope for first home buyer with 10% deposit; Profits from spec home best put into offsetting mortgage on own home; How KiwiSaver fund finder gets around shortcomings; Ideas for inexpensive family travel.

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NZ Herald 25 January 2014

Q&As: Time for over-savers to spend on fun experiences — but still save some; 65+ man’s KiwiSaver plans overly optimistic; All guardians must sign before children join KiwiSaver — which seems unfair; How to judge a KiwiSaver fund’s volatility using fund finder.

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NZ Herald 24 August 2013

Q&As: 64-year-old should get rid of mortgage — and join KiwiSaver if she’s not already in; Capital gains tax valuation idea could cause problems; How changes to the KiwiSaver first home subsidy would work; Overseas grandson can’t join KiwiSaver.

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NZ Herald 18 May 2013

Q&As: When are capital gains taxed?; Should separated father’s income count when applying for a student allowance?; Too much in this column on KiwiSaver?; The government’s thinking on income in family trusts.

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NZ Herald 20 April 2013

Q&As: Two readers warn about trying to control children’s inheritances; Do adult children expect an inheritance these days?; A bit of confusion over KiwiSaver and tax; Two readers’ ideas on rethinking student loans.

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