Renting

NZ Herald 2 June 2018

Q&As: The upsides and downsides of renting out space on Airbnb; Tax expert comments on landlord’s letter…; …and on letter from critic of negative gearing; Landlord’s light workload.

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RNZ Radio 22 March 2018

Is home ownership the only way to go?: Decision to rent for life — or at least in the meantime; Weighing up the finances; Need to save big retirement sum; Short-term pluses of renting; Short-term minuses of renting; Longer-term issues; Psychological issues.

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NZ Herald 17 March 2018

Q&As: How did reader get her own home on $38,000? Extraordinary saving; Home ownership costs much more than just mortgage; Selling your home — more than one agent, commission levels, auctions; What’s a profession?

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NZ Herald 9 December 2017

Q&As: Is it terrible to rent all your life rather than buy a home?; Young man wanting to buy a home should make the most of KiwiSaver; A real world example of a house price plunging; Clarification on last week’s letter about sole parent support from WINZ; Sorry, but we’re not getting into matchmaking in the column!

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RNZ Radio 19 October 2017

Why shares are the new houses for Generation Rent: A listener’s letter — well done on debt and saving!; How much should renters be saving?; KiwiSaver’s role; Where to put the savings; Where to get advice — banks? advisers?

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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 13 February 2016

Q&As: Universality of NZ Super annoys working couple; Reader challenges AMP KiwiSaver funds’ performance; Accountant objects to my comments about landlords; Bad luck with competitions? Keep at it; Pluses of onboard life include decluttering.

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RNZ Radio 12 November 2015

Two issues: Is home ownership the only way to go?; And ethical investing. Firstly, a bit more on children and KiwiSaver. Put in $1000 yourself, or don’t sign them up! 1. Is home ownership the only way to go? — You can instead save lots to cover accommodation in retirement; Home ownership is declining; Owning vs renting — Pros and cons of each option. 2. Ethical investing — What is it?; Possible problems; Are returns higher or lower?

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NZ Herald 13 September 2014

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.

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