Shares and share funds

RNZ Radio 24 January 2019

An important message for everyone in KiwiSaver. Mary answers listeners’ questions on: Whether to switch funds when your balance falls; Whether to move KiwiSaver money to term deposits in retirement; How the self-employed can make the most of KiwiSaver; How to tell if your fund is low or high-risk.

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NZ Herald 15 December 2018

Q&As: “Better area” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a better investment; TSB is like Kiwibank on term deposit rules; Should superannuitant put inheritance in KiwiSaver to avoid means test?; Parents in 70s should quit work and get assistance; Advantages of not getting residential care subsidy; 55-year-old might as well retire.

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NZ Herald 22 September 2018

Q&As: Reverse mortgages not usually good in your 50s, but maybe for this couple; 89-year-old’s plan includes a reverse mortgage; ‘Victim’ reluctant to complain about payday lender; Sharped-eyed reader makes some points about last week’s column.

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NZ Herald 15 September 2018

Q&As: KiwiSaver first home grants seem impossible on the Coromandel; Setting up Airbnb studio fairly risky for 68-year-old; Should retiree get into direct share investing?; 52-year-old should get into KiwiSaver.

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RNZ Radio 9 August 2018

How to get women more interested in investing: Research shows men are more knowledgeable and confident; Women are in more conservative investments; Why? — some thoughts from a recent discussion; Suggestions on how to close the gap.

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NZ Herald 4 August 2018

Q&As: Should student extend his student loan so he can invest in KiwiSaver?; Reader challenges what I said on dollar cost averaging, but ignores psychological side; Another reader warns about costs of dollar cost averaging; Why isn’t all KiwiSaver money in growth funds?

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NZ Herald 28 July 2018

Q&As: Should solo mum take on a bigger mortgage?; Is it wise to use KiwiSaver money to buy a first home?; Should you be allowed to use KiwiSaver money to pay down a mortgage?; Over how long should you drip-feed $200,000 into an index fund?

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