Mortgages

RNZ Radio 15 July 2021

Listeners’ questions about anything financial:
– KiwiSaver v shares — or electric vehicle?
– KiwiSaver for people in 2 jobs
– Risk level for money soon to be withdrawn
– Pay down mortgage v investing
– How much do you need to retire?
– Using KiwiSaver in retirement
– KiwiSaver as you turn 65
– Alternatives to bank term deposits

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NZ Herald 26 June 2021

Q&As:
– Disliking government spending no excuse for tax dodging
– Is it wise to boost your mortgage to invest in KiwiSaver?
– Should KiwiSaver providers who get performance fees pay if they perform badly?
– NZ tops four house price measures
– When switching insurance company check on service as well as price
– Givealittle not a good substitute for house insurance
Plus:
– Don’t miss out on KiwiSaver money

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RNZ Radio 20 May 2021

Reverse mortgages: Free up money for retired people — but take care!
– Growing interest in them
– How they work
– What to ask about them
– Some problems
– How people use them
– Where to get more info

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NZ Herald 1 May 2021

Q&As:
– Where to get help for worrying family member
– One way to help your child into the house…
– … And tax changes shouldn’t get in the way
– Capital gains already taxed if you aimed at profiting
– Tax on NZ Super when you continue to work
– Quitting job ‘best thing I could have done’

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NZ Herald 24 April 2021

Q&As:
– It’s not worth staying in highly paid job you hate
– How rainy day money might help with mortgage
– Don’t forget finance company collapses
– How rental property is different
– Am I unfair, or is the reader?
– Big-hearted landlords

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NZ Herald 17 April 2021

Q&As:
– Sorry but I won’t ban the expression “property ladder”
– Non-bank mortgage lenders are needed
– Risks of property syndicate investments
– Would fewer landlords be bad for tenants?
– Loss of deduction unfair to landlords — but hey!

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NZ Herald 10 April 2021

Q&As:
– Mortgages not a good substitute for term deposits — try managed funds
– Where to save house deposit
– Last week’s renter/landlord not so badly off …
– … Some ideas for her, but they’re not great
– Will landlords be able to raise rents?
– A better idea on bright-line test
– Finally — lovely feedback from a mother

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NZ Herald 13 March 2021

Q&As:
– How family might help you buy a first home
– How to find a New Zealand-based international share fund
– Don’t worry about these complications of international share investing
– Health insurer Southern Cross answers a reader’s questions about its finances
Plus
– Win a free copy of Mary’s new book!

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NZ Herald 6 March 2021

Q&As:
– Couple should follow their lifestyle block dream
– Why shareholder loyalty to NZ share may be misguided
– Must you use money tied up in your home for investments?
– Kind landlord helps others into their own homes

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RNZ Radio 25 February 2021

Follow-up from last time: If not paying extra off mortgage, where is best place to invest? Shares?
– But first: 2 texts commenting on last session
– Alternative investments need to be: high enough risk, long-term. Also: can you cope with volatility? Are you strong financially?
– 2 choices: property and shares. Are they over-valued?
– Rental property might work, but…
– Shares: Some people too fearful, others too brave.
– 2 ways to approach shares: trade, or hold for long term.
– 2 ways to select shares: pick individual shares, use share fund
– In a share fund, 2 styles: active and passive.

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