Scams

RNZ Radio 26 July 2018

Scams — warning signs and false friends: Who are the main victims (you might be surprised); What should make you wary?; When you shouldn’t take comfort; Rule Number 1 in the fight against scams.

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NZ Herald 17 February 2018

Q&As: It’s not crazy to buy when the share market falls; Recent volatility helps KiwiSaver members decide about their fund; KiwiSaver or term deposits for a retiree?; Withdrawals from all managed funds are tax-free; What happens to KiwiSaver tax credit in the year you turn 65?; Is internet banking safe?

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NZ Herald 10 February 2018

Q&As: What to do when employer doesn’t make KiwiSaver contributions on overtime pay; Is it OK for employer to encourage workers to join KiwiSaver?; KiwiSaver withdrawals not taxed; Long-term share and rental property investments about equal; Better to buy a section for tiny house?; Last week’s angry reader now remorseful.

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NZ Herald 3 February 2018

Q&As: Is a tiny house on wheels financially wise?; Young couple should go ahead and buy a home, despite the market; Last week’s binary options victim “deserves to be fleeced”; 2 Q&As about Israel’s connections to binary options; Do more bathrooms mean more use of water?

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NZ Herald 27 January 2018

Q&As: An expensive lesson for binary options trader; Where was the interest when customer transferred money between bank accounts?; Hard to find a small newer house; Why houses were particularly small in the 1930s and 40s.

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NZ Herald 7 October 2017

Q&As: Reader likely to be scam victim. Get out now!; Don’t overlook risks in share v property comparison; Reader offers data, but is it defensible?; 100% from shares in 5 years — without dividends; Does recent history spell doom?

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RNZ Radio 29 June 2017

Two listeners’ scam stories and what we can learn from them: The guys who beat the slick salespeople at their own game; The woman who fell for the fast talk; Lessons from both stories; Scam warning signs.

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RNZ Radio 1 June 2017

Investment risks — Part 3: Looking over your shoulder or overseas, or overlooking inflation. In a four-part series, Mary talks about the risks described in the newly updated “Upside, Downside — a guide to risk for savers and investors”. (Download it here). In this session: Buying investments that are hard — or expensive — to get out of; Expecting past performance to continue; Listening to old-timers; Forgetting about inflation; Taking foreign exchange risk — or not taking it when you should; Responding to ads or offers made in phone calls, seminars or courses.

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NZ Herald 29 April 2017

Q&As: Binary options scam victim wants to warn others; Scammers can fool anyone; Reader’s suggestions for couple in 60s and broke; Hard to stop ‘dole bludgers’; Superannuitant objects to being called a beneficiary.

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RNZ Radio 30 March 2017

Gender and Investing: How gender affects goal setting; Are men or women more likely to take risks?; Are women or men more likely to trade frequently?; Which gender is scammed more?; As a result…; Messages for each gender.

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