Q&As: Reader prefers “taxpayer pays” rather than “government pays”; How do trusts affect the residential care subsidy?; Stats on retirement income confuse a reader; Book winners — six of the best.
Q&As: Help for woman whose husband did all the finances — and then left; Rent and hold, rent and sell, or stay put?; Reader points out fishhook in the idea of selling your home and renting in retirement; At least one bank gives KiwiSaver members the option of not seeing balance daily.
Q&As: Does Labour still plan to restart KiwiSaver kickstart?; House sale price shows the power of long-term compounding; Reader surprised by my advice to sell rentals in retirement; Another retiree thoroughly enjoys being a landlord; Battle between property investors and first home buyers; Wealthy reader agrees that lack of capital gains tax is unfair.
Q&As: Teacher loses KiwiSaver employer contributions at 65, but colleagues don’t; Pay off student loan or mortgage — or invest elsewhere?; Ex-real estate agent explains why it’s not wise to list with several agents; Why haven’t agents’ commission rates fallen as house prices soar?; Move to Kawerau not feasible, says Auckland pensioner.
Q&As: Small town a good deal for retired couple; Budgeting whizz kid loved story of woman buying a house on $30,000…; …but struggling mother didn’t; Can’t reinvest dividends? Send them to your KiwiSaver account; My recommended real estate commission structure outlined; Reader outdoes agents, selling on her own.