PIEs — portfolio investment entities

NZ Herald 7 June 2014

Q&As: Priorities for a family making a KiwiSaver financial hardship withdrawal; Use savings to pay off mortgage; Is KiwiSaver really tax-exempt?; How to calculate KiwiSaver tax credit for the year in which you turn 65; Older KiwiSaver goes for riskier funds; Is there age discrimination in KiwiSaver?

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NZ Herald 22 May 2010

Q&As: Three Q&As on options for would-be first home buyers struggling to afford a home — go cheaper, and go further away. (Bonus: a job opening in Wanganui); An angry reader misunderstands where I’m coming from; Two Q&As ponder how building costs and land development costs affect house prices; Further explanation about how PIRs work.

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NZ Herald 5 September 2009

Q&As: Delaying joining KiwiSaver can mean you’ll miss out on many thousands of dollars; How retired person can get the best out of KiwiSaver; Couple should use PIEs to make the most of their savings.

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NZ Herald 6 December 2008

Q&As: Couple can afford to retire youngish, especially if they are willing to eat into their savings; Cash PIE not always a good substitute for a term deposit — but there’s another way to achieve reader’s goal using PIE tax advantages.

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NZ Herald 8 November 2008

Q&As: PIES have many more pros than cons, with tax breaks and, in some cases, a government guarantee; Single parent with three rentals might want to sell one — but not for the reason she suggests. Plus: readers’ views on KiwiSaver.

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