Q&As: Car buying decisions not always rational; Should young man invest in Fiji, buy a house, or neither?; Why it takes so long to process KiwiSaver contributions; When must self-employed make employer contributions to KiwiSaver?; I will try to run more non-KiwiSaver Q&As; Last week’s picture offends a reader.
Q&As: Dripfeed money when moving it from country to country; Home exemption from capital gains tax applies to farmhouses but not farms; Should people overseas be allowed to use KiwiSaver money to repay student loans?; Is prostitution just another job?; Sex worker’s letter makes a reader weep; Escaping the trap of over-valuing money.
Q&As: Reader’s shareholding success probably more luck than skill; There’ll always be renters, but that doesn’t mean we have to love landlords; Property investors with big debt take big risk — and why do they brag?; Older workers do take jobs from the young to some extent; KiwiSaver contributions not taken from redundancy pay; On quitting KiwiSaver to start a business.
Q&As: Student loan question brings out the differences in a couple’s attitudes to money; 2 Q&As about making use of the student loan repayment bonus — which expires on March 31 — while students are still studying; Clarification of some tricky wording about student loans; A warning for couples: Relationship property agreements should not be DIY.
Financial misbehaviour disappointing. Ironically, a survey on New Zealanders’ financial behaviour was released just days before Christmas — a time of much financial misbehaviour, when everyone’s saying, “I don’t care what it costs, I’ve just got to buy something for Uncle Fred.”