Relationship property

NZ Herald 5 September 2020

Q&As:
– Bonus Bond holder may as well continue the gamble
– No, you won’t benefit if other Bonus Bond holders can’t be found
– What good is KiwiSaver for the self-employed?
– Young mum cut out of the action by husband’s trust
– Several ways around trust problem if one spouse dies
– Trusts have become “a charter for crooks”
– Reader gets new hope from last week’s column

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NZ Herald 29 August 2020

Q&As:
– Solo mum should check out government help on buying a first home
– Advice for last week’s reader with $1.5 million in the bank — give some away…
– … And put the rest in more than one bank
– Should couple’s KiwiSaver accounts be with different providers?
– The law on relationship property after a couple splits — and how to contract out

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RNZ Radio 7 March 2019

When Couples Differ Over Money: A very important issue; Different attitudes to money; Coming into a relationship with different amounts of money.

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NZ Herald 26 September 2015

Q&As: You can — and should — be in KiwiSaver as well as work super scheme; Couple should get rid of rental property stress; The big share gain that got away; How to keep an inheritance out of relationship property.

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NZ Herald 13 December 2014

Q&As: New Zealanders are ‘all talk and no action’ on ethical funds; Don’t try to time markets with your KiwiSaver account; Why we need a capital gains tax; Why rental property should be taxed like other businesses; Landlords not necessarily admirable, but…

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NZ Herald 20 April 2013

Q&As: Two readers warn about trying to control children’s inheritances; Do adult children expect an inheritance these days?; A bit of confusion over KiwiSaver and tax; Two readers’ ideas on rethinking student loans.

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NZ Herald 6 April 2013

Q&As: You can be regarded as being in a de facto relationship even if you don’t live together; Accountant gives bad advice on joining KiwiSaver; Paying extra off the mortgage versus saving outside KiwiSaver; 2 Q&As about young man who is NZ tax resident but still pays interest on his student loan; Reader’s student loan idea might work — depending on family dynamics.

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NZ Herald 30 March 2013

Q&As: 2 readers tell of struggles for overseas students repaying student loans; Another reader explains why he let his student children run up loans and then helped to repay them; Confusion over changes to KiwiSaver employer contributions; Will a pre-nuptial agreement do the trick?; Can a parent draw up a Section 21 agreement for their adult child?

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NZ Herald 23 March 2013

Q&As: Should student loan interest — for people overseas — be lower than mortgage rates?; Why parents let students run up loans, and then repay the loans for them; One way parents can help their adult child buy a home without losing the money to the child’s ex later on; How the new partner of a widow might get his share if they split up.

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