Investment strategies

RNZ Radio 5 May 2022

Listeners’ letters about KiwiSaver and inflation:
– Should you stop KiwiSaver contributions when your balance falls?
– Should you switch KiwiSaver provider in a down market?
– With inflation at 7%, do you need to earn 10.3% before tax to stand still?

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NZ Herald 5 March 2022

Q&As:
– Don’t act when share markets do …
– … and when you should take action
– Best strategy for investing a lump sum
– Market wobbling? Get out a novel
– Laddering a mortgage — with bells on
– House insurance may not fully cover rent during rebuilding

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NZ Herald 26 February 2022

Q&As:
– Online calculator helps you work out how much your home should be insured for
– A catch-up for daughters’ KiwiSaver accounts
– Laddering plus compounding works a treat …
– … But is this a good time to get into term deposits?
– Could laddering work for a mortgage?
– How one couple runs their money

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NZ Herald 19 February 2022

Q&As:
– Please don’t let your partner run your money without your input
– Comparing KiwiSaver and non-KiwiSaver funds
– Laddering term deposits a great way to invest low-risk money — and what are Term PIEs?
– How do NZ-owned banks compare with overseas-owned ones?
– How high inflation affects low-risk savings

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NZ Herald 12 February 2022

Q&As:
– Million-dollar mortgage is quite enough
– Weighing up investing versus extra mortgage payments
– Mortgage adviser can tell reader if she can make home ownership work
– KiwiSaver performance fees come with worries
– Experienced landlord gives us the numbers

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NZ Herald 5 February 2022

Q&As:
– Where to keep money for jewellery while awaiting Italian trip …
– … And where to keep it while awaiting a house purchase
– Give money to grandkids rather than their parents
– Invest a lump sum now, or wait?
– A few more “money rules”, and a source revealed
– Good Samaritan helps out last week’s struggling tourism operator

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RNZ Radio 27 January 2022

Did you pass the test?
– What happens when share market wobbles
– Younger investors more prone to making bad moves
– Don’t try to time markets, research shows
– House prices wobble too — and returns not always as good
– Conclusion — if you move, stay moved!

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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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NZ Herald 18 December 2021

Q&As:
– With mortgage gone, should couple take on a rental property?
– Reader’s plan to get tax deduction might work — but might not
– NZ Super “beneficiaries” not penalised by earning high incomes
– Working for Families could help in last week’s example
– Reader wants her cat charity on the list
Plus:
– Happy holidays!

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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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