Goal setting

NZ Herald 27 May 2017

Q&As: Million-dollar savings goals do more harm than good; Retirement expectations rise and so should saving; Don’t like one housing forecast? Here are some more; Several NZ passive fund providers.

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RNZ Radio 30 March 2017

Gender and Investing: How gender affects goal setting; Are men or women more likely to take risks?; Are women or men more likely to trade frequently?; Which gender is scammed more?; As a result…; Messages for each gender.

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RNZ Radio 22 December 2016

KiwiSaver: Why some people aren’t in it (Part 3), and listeners’ questions about the scheme: Final reasons for not taking part in KiwiSaver; Conclusion — what are valid reasons?; Best way to contribute to KiwiSaver; Suggested changes to contributions holidays; Other listener questions about KiwiSaver.

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NZ Herald 18 June 2016

Q&As: Ignore misleading KiwiSaver salesman, but maximize your tax credit; Change to contributions holidays just a suggestion; 1970s house much more modest than today’s houses; Well done! — but take care about judging others’ spending.

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RNZ Radio 21 January 2016

Goal setting and the B word (budgeting). Goals should be SMART — specific, measurable, achievable, (w)ritten, time-bound. The goal habit: If you save before a trip, buying a car etc you can have many more trips and cars. Tips on goals. Budgeting: Firstly estimate spending in different categories, then keep track for a while; Tips on budgeting; Robert Frost poem; Emergency money; Help with budgeting: familybudgeting.org.nz.

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