Property

NZ Herald 6 August 2016

Q&As: Should couple sell Auckland rental now or keep it until retirement?; How to contribute something other than 3,4 or 8% to KiwiSaver; What happens when a KiwiSaver turns 65; ‘Good news’ letter a reminder to the young; Auckland too pricey? Try Dunedin; Update on KiwiSaver HomeStart grants.

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NZ Herald 23 July 2016

Q&As: Should we bail out of bank accounts if house prices plunge 40 per cent?; All bank accounts and term deposits affected if a bank fails; Thanks but no thanks to a suggested video; Share funds much safer than finance companies were; 65-pluser should stick with KiwiSaver given employer’s generosity.

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NZ Herald 9 July 2016

Q&As: Property upgrading sometimes works well, but not always; Was I paid for “advocating” a type of investment?; Unknown unknowns can hurt investors; Get on with property investing, regardless of the market.

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RNZ Radio 7 July 2016

Timing the housing market, and KiwiSaver first home help: The one market where you can’t invest gradually; How to make the decision; How much does it matter?; 2 ways KiwiSaver helps first home buyers.

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NZ Herald 2 July 2016

Q&As: A reader challenges my 2008 advice on term deposits; Another wants to buy — not sell — UK shares right now; Family should consider inner Auckland townhouse; My motive is uncovered!; Some lucky reading at McDonalds; Corrections.

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NZ Herald 25 June 2016

Q&As: Don’t count on house price rises — and it may be better to keep renting; Couple need to make up their mind about buying vs renting; KiwiSaver providers occasionally slip up on claiming tax credits.

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NZ Herald 18 June 2016

Q&As: Ignore misleading KiwiSaver salesman, but maximize your tax credit; Change to contributions holidays just a suggestion; 1970s house much more modest than today’s houses; Well done! — but take care about judging others’ spending.

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NZ Herald 4 June 2016

Q&As: Is it really harder to buy a house now than in the 1980s?; A money coach explains an addiction to spending…; …And a reader describes how it affects her; Does it work to have life insurance with 2 companies?

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RNZ Radio 12 May 2016

More on spreading your money around: How to diversify each type of asset; Chances of your account balance falling; Diversifying… around the world; …With mortgages; …Over time.

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RNZ Radio 5 May 2016

Two key points about investing: 1. What should you invest in? — How to work out the right assets for you; Taking the easy way out. 2. Why diversify — and how? — Lots of shares, bonds, properties; Spreading over different types of assets.

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