Small business

NZ Herald 2 July 2016

Q&As: A reader challenges my 2008 advice on term deposits; Another wants to buy — not sell — UK shares right now; Family should consider inner Auckland townhouse; My motive is uncovered!; Some lucky reading at McDonalds; Corrections.

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RNZ Radio 11 February 2016

Why it’s not easy to get rich quick. How you might get rich quick without putting in heaps of time and taking high risk: Not via scams (discussed last year); The other ideas need luck; What would happen if someone found a low-risk easy way to get rich quick?; 3 ways you could try to get rich quick — 1. High-risk shares, 2. Start a new business, 3. Highly geared investments; What do they all involve?

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NZ Herald 13 September 2014

Q&As: How would Labour’s proposed variable KiwiSaver contributions rate work?; Labour’s capital gains tax and… shares; …public submissions before the tax is enacted; …how inheritances would be treated; …family homes and baches in a trust; …using part of the home for business; …its effect on house prices; …its effect on rents.

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NZ Herald 28 June 2014

Q&As: Car buying decisions not always rational; Should young man invest in Fiji, buy a house, or neither?; Why it takes so long to process KiwiSaver contributions; When must self-employed make employer contributions to KiwiSaver?; I will try to run more non-KiwiSaver Q&As; Last week’s picture offends a reader.

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NZ Herald 19 October 2013

Q&As: Is there life after bankruptcy?; Tax on KiwiSaver not as bad as portrayed; Pay highest interest mortgages and other loans first; One reader dislikes my comment on grammar, but three support it.

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NZ Herald 28 January 2012

Q&As: Are employers allowed to take their employer contributions to KiwiSaver out of employees’ pay?; How a KiwiSaver in that situation can stop employer contributions — although it won’t gain her much; Pluses and minuses of the suggested “life stages” KiwiSaver default funds; Professionalism “the kiwi way” can be a winner in the tourism industry; Motel owners don’t tend to do it for long.

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NZ Herald 21 January 2012

Q&As: 2 Q&As suggest it’s not always easy to go into the motel business, or other tourism or hospitality businesses; Should couple stop health insurance and set up their own fund to cover medical expenses?; Is KiwiSaver still worth being in, given changes that make it less attractive?

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NZ Herald 6 August 2011

Q&As: Am I flogging a dead horse over annuities?; Why annuities are not popular; Perhaps the government should provide annuities; Different types of annuities available; Would it be wise to get an annuity from a UK company?; How KiwiSaver changes will affect shareholder employees.

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NZ Herald 10 April 2010

Q&As: Accountant spills the beans on landlords’ taxes; Reader may leave New Zealand because of rental property tax changes; Small businesses have a harder run than landlords; Last week’s correspondent still angry; Two quick — and contradictory — letters.

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