Property

NZ Herald 8 April 2017

Q&As: Is the family home an investment?; You can get a benefit even if you have savings…; …And having 1 or 2 boarders won’t affect your benefit; 2 letters on study options for last week’s correspondent; One way to save for retirement travel in Europe; Should ‘whingers’ take care of elderly parents themselves?

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NZ Herald 18 February 2017

Q&As: Which is better — a KiwiSaver share fund or KiwiSaver property fund?; KiwiSaver investments don’t change at 65, unless you’re in a life stages option. What are they?; No tax consequences of parents’ gift to help pay off mortgage; Bring UK shares over and pay down mortgage.

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RNZ Radio 2 February 2017

Is it wise to borrow to make a property or share investment?: What is leverage — a.k.a. gearing — and how does it work?; Pros and cons of using it; Why it’s wise to pay down your mortgage.

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NZ Herald 5 November 2016

Q&As: In retirement planning, first work out how long you’re likely to live; Did angry reader actually read my last column?; Another columnist and I battle it out over active v passive funds; Sometimes leasehold property works out well.

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NZ Herald 15 October 2016

Q&As: Like it or not, retiree didn’t directly contribute to NZ Super he now receives; Buying leasehold property is for high risk takers only; KiwiSaver first home withdrawal rules much less than grant rules; Dividends beat bank interest, but riskier.

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NZ Herald 10 September 2016

Q&As: Ethical investing can be effective — even if it’s not done perfectly; KiwiSaver tax credit continues if you’re overseas briefly; Deduction of overseas pension from NZ Super the only fair way.

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RNZ Radio 1 September 2016

How emotional thinking can get in the way of good investing. Understanding common reactions can help you guard against bad decisions. Reactions include: Responding to how things are presented; Sticking with the status quo; Responding to how things are named; Following the crowd; Emotional attachment; Being overwhelmed with information; Fear of regret; Not considering the whole portfolio.

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