Saving

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 3 March 2018

Q&As: Alternative commission gives real estate agents incentive to get you a high price; Yes I was dead serious about telling woman to save less and spend more; Great granddad’s KiwiSaver gift a great idea; Ideas for 16-year-old’s inheritance; Helpful website for tiny house owners and people with land to share.

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NZ Herald 24 February 2018

Q&As: How to tell if you’re on track with your KiwiSaver savings; Reader is saving too much, spending too little on fun; Even conservative KiwiSaver funds go negative sometimes; Allowances paid to employees not included in KiwiSaver contributions.

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RNZ Radio 25 January 2018

Apprentices v graduates: The importance of starting to save early — How can 2 conflicting studies both be true?; How much difference 2 years makes to lifetime saving; Applying this to KiwiSaver; Taking inflation into account.

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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 24 June 2017

Q&As: Some spend too much on fun, but some spend too little; What to do if employer won’t contribute to KiwiSaver; 2 readers ‘self-insure’ for health insurance; Reader glad he had check-up before dropping health insurance; Another way to keep down health insurance costs; How have you done in KiwiSaver?; Win a seminar ticket.

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NZ Herald 27 May 2017

Q&As: Million-dollar savings goals do more harm than good; Retirement expectations rise and so should saving; Don’t like one housing forecast? Here are some more; Several NZ passive fund providers.

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NZ Herald 26 November 2016

Q&As: Better to put savings towards mortgage than emergency fund; How to weigh up KiwiSaver versus other saving; Reader not stuck with KiwiSaver provider, but costly to move; Reactions vary on discussion about which indexes to use.

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RNZ Radio 10 November 2016

Why some people are still not in KiwiSaver, or are on a contributions holiday. Part 1: Basically why you should be in; Should US election results affect KiwiSaver? Common reasons for not joining: Worries and fears; Bad experience with managed funds; Lack of trust of government; Fears about economy; Ethical reasons

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