Dividends

NZ Herald 26 January 2019

Q&As: Market timing is upside down – but reader shouldn’t do it anyway; Another reader seeks advice on timing, plus switching KiwiSaver providers; Use bond funds, not balanced funds, in retirement; Have I followed my own financial advice?; A correction about percentages of retirees in long-term residential care.

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NZ Herald 31 March 2018

Q&As: Small town a good deal for retired couple; Budgeting whizz kid loved story of woman buying a house on $30,000…; …but struggling mother didn’t; Can’t reinvest dividends? Send them to your KiwiSaver account; My recommended real estate commission structure outlined; Reader outdoes agents, selling on her own.

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NZ Herald 24 March 2018

Q&As: How to tell term deposit institutions apart; Frugal superannuitants seem hurt by last week’s column; Real estate agent defends colleagues, and shares a couple of secrets; Dividend reinvestment plans work well for many shareholders; 2 Q&As on who is a professional.

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NZ Herald 2 September 2017

Q&As: Taking socially responsible investing a step further — investing in ‘good’ companies; Tax-favoured shares not necessarily a wise investment; Lots of fee payments early on worry new KiwiSaver; NZ has low-tax high-dividend share funds.

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NZ Herald 26 August 2017

Q&As: Share investor has excelled — but don’t count on it continuing; A good company is not necessarily a good investment; Couple can’t leave intact KiwiSaver accounts to their daughters; Another way to invest emergency money.

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RNZ Radio 15 June 2017

Investment risks — Part 4: Ups and downs in investments, emotions and fees. In the last of a four-part series, Mary talks about the risks described in the newly updated “Upside, Downside — a guide to risk for savers and investors”. (Download it here). In this session: Being overconfident about your ability to trade investments or time markets; Taking on more volatility than you can cope with; Letting your emotions rule your investment decisions; Taking on more work or worry than expected; Counting on dividend income; Paying too much in fees and other expenses; Being tax-driven.

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NZ Herald 15 October 2016

Q&As: Like it or not, retiree didn’t directly contribute to NZ Super he now receives; Buying leasehold property is for high risk takers only; KiwiSaver first home withdrawal rules much less than grant rules; Dividends beat bank interest, but riskier.

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RNZ Radio 15 September 2016

Why I’m sticking with shares for the long term — despite recent research: Provocative email from a listener; Research suggests cash deposits beat shares; Quibbles and serious concerns about the research; Best ways to invest in shares; Why I think shares will always win in the long term.

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NZ Herald 9 April 2016

Q&As: New index will tell more about how 65-pluses spend; Was I dismissive to a reader last week?; Is diversification the main point in a high-yield share portfolio?; Original high-yield correspondent explains his strategy; Sharebroker info useful but don’t get into frequent trading.

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NZ Herald 2 April 2016

Q&As: Live well on $15,000 a year in Thailand; Reader questions last week’s correspondent’s dividend income…; …While another reader explains it, and wonders about adviser role; Better to read the column regularly than to chance upon it in some packaging!

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