Dividends

NZ Herald 18 March 2023

Q&As:
– Equity in your house is not “dead” money
– How US bank got caught out with government bonds
– Safety of NZ bank deposits if the bank fails
– 3 readers respond to last week’s condescending letter about laddering

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NZ Herald 11 March 2023

Q&A:
– Why 2022 was a rare bad year for KiwiSaver
– Reader misses the point about laddering term deposits
– Some sympathy for banks over credit card payments
– Tax and international shares — not the most important factor

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NZ Herald 15 October 2022

Q&As:
– Does laddering term deposits work well in volatile markets
– Reader takes a wise longer-term view of share markets
– How some KiwiSaver providers use — and charge members for — financial advice
– Moving providers is ok in volatile markets — but ask adviser what’s in it for you

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NZ Herald 1 October 2022

Q&As:
– How to invest while living a gypsy life — for saving for anything else
– Oops! Growth funds don’t work for short-term saving
– When your money really is goneburger
– How to pick which share platform to use
– Why 4 “good” shares are not performing well
– Worries over whisky

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NZ Herald 24 September 2022

Q&As:
– Keep that money out of KiwiSaver, unless…
– Does Simplicity’s recent performance prove passive investing is no good?
– Last week’s couple may have been referring to house size
– Reader’s terrible experience with cross lease property
– Justifying NZX50’s inclusion of dividends

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NZ Herald 19 March 2022

Q&As:
– Should you lie on your NZ Super application?
– Why Super rules make sense
– Donor could start a scholarship, or a grant
– Give while you live — and get a tax credit
– Most are happy with reverse mortgages
– Idea for couple: move into the bach
– Muddling up energy companies

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NZ Herald 12 March 2022

Q&As:
– Property-rich, cash-poor couple can keep their bach
– How to give away millions of dollars
– Conservative KiwiSaver funds not all that conservative
– Dividend reinvestment plans work well for most shareholders

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RNZ Radio 24 February 2022

Dividend reinvestment — how to grow your shareholdings painlessly:
– Mercury Energy has just started a plan — why I signed up
– Other companies that offer them, and a couple that don’t
– Why take part? Costs, convenience, dollar cost averaging
– When not to: Use dividends for income, concentration of shareholdings

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NZ Herald 5 December 2020

Q&As:
– Diversification — the only free lunch
– Drop health insurance and self-insure? It’s risky
– Increasing insurance excess slashes bill
– Leave GST alone, says reader
Plus:
– Meaningful Christmas gifts
– ‘Please don’t stop giving’

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RNZ Radio 25 July 2019

2 “expert” suggestions in a rising share market — one good, one bad. The good one — Rebalancing: What is it?; Why it can be hard psychologically; How to rebalance. The bad one — Get out of passive (or index) funds: Who does the research?; NZ in last year’s small downturn; US in two market crashes; Conclusion — stick with passive.

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