– If it looks like a scam…
– How to work out return on an investment
– Where to put the grandkids’ Bonus Bond money
– Bonus Bond investor seeks another fun investment
– Readers seek details about NZ Super payments
Q&As: House price fall not bad news for everyone; No thanks, Pete, I’ll skip your offer; Long-term landlord could lose nearly a third of value under CGT; Why the fuss, property investors?; Landlord happy to accept CGT; I misread last week’s letter, but the point is unchanged
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?
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.
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?
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.