Q&As: Government seeks your views on financial advisers; You want an Auckland house? Go ahead and buy one; Similarly, buy the bach now; Where to save extra, over and above KiwiSaver…; And watch out for fee differences.
Q&As: Could Auckland house price plunge cause a banking meltdown?; Single mum can’t get daughter into KiwiSaver because of missing father; Employer shouldn’t have signed up 15-year-old to KiwiSaver without parents’ consent; Living on just NZ Super is the high life for this reader.
Q&As: Provincial town dwellers better to stick with their house, despite falling prices; Reader challenges the Reserve Bank’s confidence in the banking system; No you can’t withdraw KiwiSaver money on maternity leave, and you should have known that!; How lending or giving to family could come back and bite you.
Q&As: Why are NZ banks following the lead of their Aussie parents?; Should reader spread money over several banks, just in case?; Two readers have no sympathy for younger daughter in recent Q&A, but…; Another reader’s idea is more harmonious; Auckland house prices too high? Try Taupo.
Q&As: The pros and cons of investing in several rental properties; An employer can contribute any amount above 3% of pay into a KiwiSaver account; Who owns the shares when you invest through a nominee, and does it matter?; Was I wrong last week about tax deductibility in a family loan?
Q&As: How would Labour’s proposed variable KiwiSaver contributions rate work?; Labour’s capital gains tax and… shares; …public submissions before the tax is enacted; …how inheritances would be treated; …family homes and baches in a trust; …using part of the home for business; …its effect on house prices; …its effect on rents.