Ethical investing

NZ Herald 24 December 2022

Q&As:
– KiwiSaver gifts good, but make sure you treat the children equally
– I made a worrying assumption in last week’s calculations…
– … and what happens when inflation is included
– Trapped with low interest on your term deposits? Here’s a plan
– Another reader has trouble getting a credit card
– A warning about selling a home before you buy
– Reader could move to another environmental fund
– My key messages don’t change
Plus:
– Happy holidays!

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Getting a KiwiSaver WOF

GETTING A KIWISAVER WOF — for people of all ages
Worried about how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting your KiwiSaver investment, and wondering what to do about it?
Or is KiwiSaver the last thing on your mind? Maybe you were auto enrolled and have ignored it since.

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NZ Herald 21 May 2022

Q&As:
– Financial adviser’s suggested plan is diversificraziness!
– Reader is wise to be cynical about two advisers
– Reasons not to invest in DGL after CEO’s sexist and racist comments
– 2 readers question role of auctions in house price rises
– Tale of a 1980s share club
Plus:
– Talk on Great Barrier Island

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NZ Herald 14 May 2022

Q&As:
– Landlords are not villains
– Rental property tax rule unfair
– His head said rent, but his heart said buy
– How to tell if your KiwiSaver fund holds DGL, or any other investment
– Student share clubs could teach about index funds
– Sexy student investing, and drunken share trading
– FMA relaxed about share clubs
– Bonus Bond story with happy ending

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NZ Herald 27 November 2021

Q&As:
– Reader’s KiwiSaver fees are highway robbery!
– Are banks better KiwiSaver providers?
– Beneficiary must declare big inheritance
– Got a mortgage and investments? You are effectively gearing
Plus:
– New KiwiSaver default funds are a great new option for many

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NZ Herald 13 November 2021

Q&As:
– Reader wants to invest specifically in oil and gas industry
– Crash prediction didn’t happen
– 2 letters on investing in shares only if you have a 10-year horizon
– Longer vs shorter mortgage, and paying down mortgage vs investing
– KiwiSaver government contribution as you turn 65
– Are KiwiSaver fees tax deductible? And what are all those fees?

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RNZ Radio 23 September 2021

Where are we on ethical investing?
– Different names for it, and different approaches
– NZ report from Responsible Investment Association of Australasia
– How ethical investing is growing
– NZ v Australia
– Which issues do people most care about?
– Greenwash and what is being done about it
– Watch your risk level
– 2 good websites: Mindful Money and Responsible Returns

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NZ Herald 8 May 2021

Q&As:
– Mindful Money website helps you invest in what matters to you
– 3 KiwiSaver providers invest in community housing
– Another organisation helps people in debt traps
– Overpaying tax leads to big smiles
– 2 Q&As on tax ramifications of parents helping children into housing
– Readers wants unpaid work acknowledged

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NZ Herald 7 March 2020

Q&As:
– Is it wise to contribute extra to KiwiSaver when the markets are down?
– Should default KiwiSaver funds be forced to drop fossil fuel investments?
– The biggest plus with KiwiSaver
– The best way to invest in individual shares
– Reader’s share strategy: sell the dogs

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