Children and money

NZ Herald 6 April 2013

Q&As: You can be regarded as being in a de facto relationship even if you don’t live together; Accountant gives bad advice on joining KiwiSaver; Paying extra off the mortgage versus saving outside KiwiSaver; 2 Q&As about young man who is NZ tax resident but still pays interest on his student loan; Reader’s student loan idea might work — depending on family dynamics.

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NZ Herald 30 March 2013

Q&As: 2 readers tell of struggles for overseas students repaying student loans; Another reader explains why he let his student children run up loans and then helped to repay them; Confusion over changes to KiwiSaver employer contributions; Will a pre-nuptial agreement do the trick?; Can a parent draw up a Section 21 agreement for their adult child?

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NZ Herald 23 March 2013

Q&As: Should student loan interest — for people overseas — be lower than mortgage rates?; Why parents let students run up loans, and then repay the loans for them; One way parents can help their adult child buy a home without losing the money to the child’s ex later on; How the new partner of a widow might get his share if they split up.

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NZ Herald 23 February 2013

Q&As: Relationship property — when does the clock start ticking?; One way — plus a few others — that a mother could protect her daughter’s inheritance; Trusts not so cheap to set up; Should people get access to their money when KiwiSaver changes?

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