International investing

RNZ Radio 9 November 2023

Investing in overseas shares is for everyone
– Why investing in NZ shares only is not wise
– Why go with the whole world, not individual countries
– Easiest way to invest internationally
– Ways to reduce risk
– Disloyal to NZ?

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RNZ Radio 26 October 2023

We’re getting smarter with our KiwiSaver choices
Total funds nearly $100 billion — although dropped in 2022

4 good trends:
– More in growth funds
– More choice for investors
– Fees falling
– Good international investing

Correction about how long it takes employee contributions to reach providers

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NZ Herald 29 April 2023

– Rental property not always the winner over managed funds
– The risk of borrowing to invest
Readers’ stories about how the column has helped them
– 9 lessons learnt
– Move to growth fund made big difference
– We don’t like shopping!
– “Spend more” message is not for everyone

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NZ Herald 18 March 2023

– Equity in your house is not “dead” money
– How US bank got caught out with government bonds
– Safety of NZ bank deposits if the bank fails
– 3 readers respond to last week’s condescending letter about laddering

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NZ Herald 11 March 2023

– Why 2022 was a rare bad year for KiwiSaver
– Reader misses the point about laddering term deposits
– Some sympathy for banks over credit card payments
– Tax and international shares — not the most important factor

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NZ Herald 4 March 2023

– Australian share market moves like ours, despite industry differences
– One way to deal with Aussie shares if your partner dies…
– … And another
– Banks should teach their staff about laddering
– Is bank over-protective about credit cards?

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NZ Herald 25 February 2023

– You don’t need to own a home to do well financially
– Get rid of Aussie shares says widower
– Reconsider insurance needs as your situation changes
– When switching KiwiSaver providers works best

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Investing Is for the Long Term

I’m worried. While it’s great to see many new people getting into investing in shares, and others taking more interest in their KiwiSaver accounts as their balances grow, they could be riding for a fall.

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RNZ Radio 22 April 2021

– Bernie Madoff (just died) and David Ross (recently released from prison)
– Who is most often approached, and how?
– Types of scams — boiler room, Ponzi, high-risk products, shares, software packages and seminars, imposter websites
– What to do if considering an investment that might be dodgy
– What to do if you think you might have been scammed

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