Q&As: A couple of concerns about buying shares in the company you work for; Bank’s mortgage changes don’t look like profiteering; New graduate shouldn’t bypass KiwiSaver; 3 Q&As about gloomy predictions and investing in gold.
Q&As: Time to check a reader’s challenge about banks and gold; And let’s hear it from the reader himself; Why 1-person retiree households spend so much less than 2-person households; Should NZ Super be more for older retired people?; Income manipulation to get student allowances is now curbed; Not every reader agrees with aggressive ones.
Q&As: Is it wise not to save because if you do you’ll lose some government subsidies — and to spend the money on cars instead?; Our chances of ending up in a rest home. And could there be insurance to cover the costs?; Last week’s “oily ragger” should do her own thing; No bargain is quite so good when you consider how much you really had to earn to buy it; Update on a reader’s predictions of NZ’s exchange rate and gold and silver prices.
Q&As: Are NZ banks really safe, given what happened in the Great Depression?; Is it worth spreading your risk by using several banks?; Credit ratings still worth bothering with, and some thoughts on why readers get angry about gold; 32-year-old new KiwiSaver should get straight into growth fund.
Q&As: Fears about the safety of banks unfounded; A good idea to spread the family around several KiwiSaver providers; KiwiSaver member misunderstands why her provider moved her money; Reader urges me to hold my ground on gold, and to encourage investment in small high-tech companies.
Q&As: Should reader move to lower-risk KiwiSaver fund? Putting share plunge in perspective; Don’t try to time markets; Gold fan checks in after gold price soars, but what of his other predictions?; The one situation in which NZ Super is affected by KiwiSaver savings.
Q&As: Tax cutting scheme likely to bring much more wealth to the company than to a reader; How recipients of below-market share offers can get their own back; A reader shows her bank just what she thinks of it; How is our gold price forecaster doing?; Some help with finding a good financial adviser.