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Getting a KiwiSaver WOF

GETTING A KIWISAVER WOF — for people of all ages
Worried about how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting your KiwiSaver investment, and wondering what to do about it?
Or is KiwiSaver the last thing on your mind? Maybe you were auto enrolled and have ignored it since.

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NZ Herald 6 November 2021

Q&As:
– Should investor wait for world situation to change before investing in shares?
– A reader challenges my 10-year rule for share investments
– Why hasn’t ANZ paid Bonus Bonds investors yet?
– Should retired person move savings into KiwiSaver?
– Not all landlords are driven to maximise the rent they receive

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RNZ Radio 21 October 2021

Beware of the hype around IPOs (initial public offerings):
– What are they?
– Current examples
– Recent research on the 32 NZ IPOs since 2013
– Average performance: Good in first year, appalling long term
– The good ones
– The bad ones
– Conclusion: Don’t ignore IPOs. But take care

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RNZ Radio 26 August 2021

Active vs Passive share funds:
– Listener’s letter suggests an active NZ fund beats the index
– Why this could be misleading – wrong index, chosen time period etc
– Research on 15 NZ active share funds
– Conclusion: passive is a better choice

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NZ Herald 21 August 2021

Q&As:
– Treasure hunt: Could this old term deposit be worth a fortune?
– A couple of worries about a share investor’s confidence
– “Spend while you can” says reader’s adviser
– Too few women in the Business Herald?
– One reader appreciates her real estate agent’s work …
– … While another sold easily without an agent

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NZ Herald 24 July 2021

Q&As:
– How to invest as inflation increases
– Does my writing stand the test of time?
– KiwiSaver provider’s services could be better
– Reader has a good laugh about real estate commissions …
– … while another one defends agents
– When agents sell their own houses

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NZ Herald 5 June 2021

Q&As:
– Timing the share market or sleepless nights? There’s another option
– Disappointed new KiwiSaver member should stick with it
– Don’t chase KiwiSaver returns from one provider to another
– No luck with KiwiSaver first home help for renter-landlords

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NZ Herald 29 May 2021

Q&As:
– Fund returns tell us little — and beware fund managers who skite!
– Reader objects to my comments about default KiwiSaver providers who are being dropped
– A warning about bank accounts and bill payments
– How son could partly own parents’ house, and use KiwiSaver to do it

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NZ Herald 22 May 2021

Q&As:
– KiwiSaver changes will hopefully help all members
– What happens to people in default KiwiSaver funds losing that status?
– Ways to reduce inequities in KiwiSaver
– Readers’ comments on last week’s multi-millionaire …
– … And his wife’s comments
– Another way to help children into their first homes …
– … And detail about last week’s suggestion

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RNZ Radio 8 April 2021

Low-risk funds — a good alternative to bank term deposits
(But first — a quick follow-up on share trading)
– Defensive and conservative funds, in and out of KiwiSaver
– Where to get info — Smart Investor tool. Look for low fees.
– Don’t panic when balance falls a bit
– Comparison with bank term deposits:
— Pluses: withdrawals, PIE tax, safety
— Minuses: fees, don’t know returns, some volatility

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