Financial advisers

NZ Herald 19 May 2018

Q&As: Hard to get info about tax on gains from share trading; In KiwiSaver, the government’s deal gets better, but not the employers’; Superannuitant should take heating payment and give it to charity; Landlord objects to my comment, says he works hard; Comments about financial advisers sought.

Read More

RNZ Radio 3 May 2018

How to find a financial adviser who has your interests at heart: Why use an adviser?; How to make a short list of possible advisers; Questions to ask them — initially by email; Meet the candidates for the job of advising you.

Read More

RNZ Radio 19 October 2017

Why shares are the new houses for Generation Rent: A listener’s letter — well done on debt and saving!; How much should renters be saving?; KiwiSaver’s role; Where to put the savings; Where to get advice — banks? advisers?

Read More

NZ Herald 5 August 2017

Q&As: Easy rule of thumb on how much you’ll need in retirement; KiwiSaver solution for Downs syndrome son; Reader unsuccessful at opting out of KiwiSaver; Different types of fees-only financial advisers.

Read More

NZ Herald 29 July 2017

Q&As: Why term deposit returns now beat old returns above 10%; Is it OK if an employer makes employees pay their own KiwiSaver employer contributions?; Is it better to pay down the mortgage fast or be in KiwiSaver?; Might a fees-only financial adviser still accept commissions?

Read More

NZ Herald 22 July 2017

Q&As: Helpful Rule of 72, and which KiwiSaver return is most accurate?; Correction on KiwiSaver fee breaks for children; A good way to choose a financial adviser; Online event on women’s financial futures.

Read More

NZ Herald 15 July 2017

Q&As: Gift vouchers have their faults, but they’re not scams; How to find a financial adviser that doesn’t receive commissions; Why KiwiSaver returns on your own contributions are so high; KiwiSaver providers that don’t charge fees for under-18s; Winners of seminar tickets contest.

Read More

NZ Herald 10 June 2017

Q&As: Don’t miss KiwiSaver tax credits — and why kids do miss out; How to calculate tax credits for new KiwiSavers and those turning 18 or 65; Savings goal from adviser looks too high; Please email to say how well you’re doing in KiwiSaver.

Read More

NZ Herald 4 March 2017

Q&As: Reader has same credit card trouble as last week’s correspondent…; …And last week’s correspondent finds the remedy doesn’t work; Another reader has a suggestion on credit card limits; And yet another one says ‘Fire your bank’; Thousands paying too much tax in KiwiSaver; Know your rights when dealing with financial service providers.

Read More

RNZ Radio 2 March 2017

What savers and investors are entitled to. In your dealings with KiwiSaver providers, financial advisers, banks, peer-to-peer lenders, equity crowdfunding platforms and others providing financial services, the Financial Markets Authority says you are entitled to: Competence; To be treated fairly and honestly; To be informed; To know how much you are paying; To have your problems and complaints dealt with properly. What does this amount to? For more info see tinyurl.com/NZentitlements.

Read More