Finance company investments

Money Talk February 2020

Bank term deposits might not earn much, but sometimes they’re the best option

They’re boring and they pay low interest. But bank term deposits are probably the best place to park money for a few months — or even a year or so. Anywhere else could be too risky…

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NZ Herald 23 June 2018

Q&As: Check credit ratings before investing in finance companies; Reader gets higher term deposit interest by asking; Possible interest rate rise and what to do about your mortgage; How KiwiSaver employee contributions are counted towards tax credit.

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NZ Herald 22 March 2014

Q&As: 60 is not too old to get a mortgage and buy a first home; Buying a home is not the only way to financial security; Don’t overlook tax if buying a rental with the aim of selling at a profit; Want to free up money? Try moving to Tokoroa; Just one bank and one finance company respond to term deposit challenge.

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NZ Herald 27 April 2013

Q&As: Steer clear of foreign exchange trading; Pensioner should also steer clear of finance companies offering high interest; How you can avoid partial assets sales shares in KiwiSaver; Not saying “I told you so” about investing in gold; Buying a home still a good idea for couple in late 40s.

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NZ Herald 18 August 2012

Q&As: New research helps to answer whether couple in early 50s should worry about how much they are saving; KiwiSaver funds won’t be the next finance companies; Should young man overseas repay his student loan?

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NZ Herald 9 July 2011

Q&As: Reader wants to pay financial adviser according to performance, but advisers not so keen; Adviser’s reason for putting clients into finance companies is not good enough; RFAs — registered financial advisers — must also operate under stricter rules; Grandma might want to put conditions on financial help for student grandchildren.

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NZ Herald 30 April 2011

Q&As: A reader’s attempt to recover tax on finance company interest is a nice try, but…; Wanting less and working less doesn’t preclude tall poppies; Creative ideas on how to cut household expenses; Did I get the banking system wrong, or did a reader?; At least one bank — sort of — will lend to share investors.

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NZ Herald 2 April 2011

Q&As: Executives of failed finance companies can’t get away with wearing the dunce’s hat; Beware “investment houses” offering 20-per-cent-plus returns; Why did long-term investment go backwards?

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The Investor 23 October 2010

Where did the finance company money go? A reader is trying to get his head around his finance company loss. “I’m wondering if you would please consider writing an article on how investment companies lose their money — actually our money — and what happens to the money,” he writes.

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