Renting

NZ Herald 28 May 2022

Q&As:
– A mortgage interest rate rise from 11 to 18 per cent. Yikes!
– Should reader keep contributing to KiwiSaver as her balance falls?…
– … And should another move to a KiwiSaver cash fund?
– Rentals have more people living in them, says landlord advocate
– One landlord tries to shoot the messenger…
– … While another speaks plainly to other landlords
– How one share club is run — and you can join it

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NZ Herald 14 May 2022

Q&As:
– Landlords are not villains
– Rental property tax rule unfair
– His head said rent, but his heart said buy
– How to tell if your KiwiSaver fund holds DGL, or any other investment
– Student share clubs could teach about index funds
– Sexy student investing, and drunken share trading
– FMA relaxed about share clubs
– Bonus Bond story with happy ending

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NZ Herald 7 May 2022

Q&As:
– It’s not easy for renter landlords
– Plenty of unknowns for homeowners as well as renters
– Financial education happening in schools
– Share investing not a game
– Long long waits on Bonus Bond phone line

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NZ Herald 30 April 2022

Q&As:
– You don’t have to own your home to do well
– Sharesies and Hatch answer questions about high school share clubs
– No, long-term Bonus Bond holders shouldn’t get more
– Remnants of Bonus Bond scheme go to charity or Treasury
– Another concern about investing in gold
– Last week’s column quitter changes his mind

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RNZ Radio 21 April 2022

Would-be first home buyers giving up, and turning to shares

Canstar Consumer Pulse Report 2022:
– Fewer potential first home buyers
– They think it will take longer to save a deposit
– Fewer stay with family while saving, and fewer expect family help with buying
– Meanwhile, share investing grows, especially among younger people

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NZ Herald 9 April 2022

Q&As:
– The safest place to park a huge inheritance
– Finance company pays more interest, but for a reason
– Don’t sit on house market sidelines, says reader
– When is a millionaire not a millionaire?
– A break for some superannuitants who had lived overseas
– It’s not just this column that can be shady!

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NZ Herald 2 April 2022

Q&As:
– Sell before you buy a home, and rent in a new area
– Reader is unhappy with column layout
– Couple enjoy life, but still seek higher returns than in the bank
– 3 Q&As about NZ Super and overseas pensions

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NZ Herald 18 September 2021

Q&As:
– Grandparents’ best gift for a baby
– Single Mum should put house ahead of son’s private schooling
– Should last week’s Mum buy a cheaper house now?
– Yes, tenants can put up pictures, but they need to fix the walls afterwards
– A little of the high-risk stuff, but only a little!

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NZ Herald 11 September 2021

Q&As:
– Where to park money for a year or two
– Why it’s hard for couple to become “wholesale investors”
– Ideas for last week’s beneficiary…
– … and a story that might encourage her
– Landlords can’t ban pictures on the wall
– Suggestion for Timaru-bound couple: Keep Auckland house and rent it out

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NZ Herald 17 April 2021

Q&As:
– Sorry but I won’t ban the expression “property ladder”
– Non-bank mortgage lenders are needed
– Risks of property syndicate investments
– Would fewer landlords be bad for tenants?
– Loss of deduction unfair to landlords — but hey!

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