Inheritances

NZ Herald 4 July 2020

Q&As:
– Parents can give money to adult son without tax complications
– Another parent can do likewise, but watch out for care subsidy rules
– Conservative KiwiSaver fund’s high returns are genuine — but won’t always be there
– Change will give people NZ Super despite their partner’s overseas pension
– NZ Super application timing was wrong on some websites

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NZ Herald 2 May 2020

Q&As:
– One less worry: KiwiSaver as an inheritance
– Keep an eye on what’s in your will
– Challenging Westpac over help for KiwiSaver investor
– What happens when KiwiSaver account is empty
– Which is safer, bank deposit or low-risk fund?
– Don’t panic about security of banks
– Ignore past returns when choosing KiwiSaver provider — so how should you choose?
Plus:
– Message to mothers

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NZ Herald 31 August 2019

Q&As: Husband — and reluctant wife — should make housing decision based on what they want; Could making gifts to family affect government help with rest home costs?; Where is government response on welfare overhaul? Plus: Message to Dads about Fathers Day.

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NZ Herald 18 May 2019

Q&As: Reader disagrees with my views on inheritances; KiwiSaver index funds, and performance of NZ share index; Choose risk level first, then go for low fees; A penny saved is better than a penny earned.

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RNZ Radio 2 May 2019

Insights from conference on retirement income. Conference run by Retirement Policy and Research Centre at University of Auckland, 26 April 2019. Speakers included Minister of Consumer Affairs Kris Faafoi. Broad aim: Smoothing lifetime consumption. What does that mean?; NZ Super: How poor are 65+ people? Can we afford Super in future?; Health in old age: Not all worrying; Decumulation (spending retirement savings): Help from government needed. Home ownership issues; NZ on world stage: What we do well.

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NZ Herald 25 February 2017

Q&As: Questions to ask before parents lend mortgage money to their children; Determined couple pay down big mortgage fast; Bank’s reluctance to extend credit card limit is surprising; Tax adviser thinks tax should have been mentioned last week.

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NZ Herald 28 March 2015

Q&As: ‘No’ on deductions but ‘yes’ on student loan for teen entrepreneur; Clarification on KiwiSaver fees for children; Doesn’t performance matter more than fees?; Give or lend to adult children when they need it, not when you die.

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NZ Herald 21 March 2015

Q&As: How to make KiwiSaver work well for children; Watch the fees particularly if you have a high KiwiSaver balance; Further help for last week’s provincial couple?; Worried about your kids’ inheritance? Bring them up well!

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NZ Herald 7 March 2015

Q&As: Some ideas better than others for those worried about bank deposits; Reader scares friends unnecessarily; How to even out loans to siblings in a will; “Only thing my girls are getting is an education”.

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