Managed funds

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 11 December 2021

Q&As:
– Ignore KiwiSaver fund performance over a few months
– Why you should focus on a fund’s fees, not its returns
– Your KiwiSaver fund has done well in recent years? So what!
– How hard it is for beneficiary parents to get back into work
– A reader’s quote is out of context — and he should stop being mean!
Plus:
– Meaningful Christmas gifts

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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 13 November 2021

Q&As:
– Reader wants to invest specifically in oil and gas industry
– Crash prediction didn’t happen
– 2 letters on investing in shares only if you have a 10-year horizon
– Longer vs shorter mortgage, and paying down mortgage vs investing
– KiwiSaver government contribution as you turn 65
– Are KiwiSaver fees tax deductible? And what are all those fees?

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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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NZ Herald 2 October 2021

Q&As:
– Should 24-year-old save for retirement too, or just a first home?
– KiwiSaver works well for over 65s
– Should my advice to woman in 50s have been more conservative?
– Private education not recommended by Mum who sent her sons there
– Dilworth School a possibility for solo Mum’s son

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RNZ Radio 23 September 2021

Where are we on ethical investing?
– Different names for it, and different approaches
– NZ report from Responsible Investment Association of Australasia
– How ethical investing is growing
– NZ v Australia
– Which issues do people most care about?
– Greenwash and what is being done about it
– Watch your risk level
– 2 good websites: Mindful Money and Responsible Returns

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NZ Herald 18 September 2021

Q&As:
– Grandparents’ best gift for a baby
– Single Mum should put house ahead of son’s private schooling
– Should last week’s Mum buy a cheaper house now?
– Yes, tenants can put up pictures, but they need to fix the walls afterwards
– A little of the high-risk stuff, but only a little!

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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 7 August 2021

Q&As:
– Pay son’s student fees or help with home purchase?
– Researcher challenges value of KiwiSaver
– What does this reader mean?
– House buyers should do more research
Plus:
– A quiz and upcoming talks

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