Spending

NZ Herald 8 October 2022

Q&As:
– Getting out of share market is not wise
– Keep an eye on economic numbers — but not to predict share markets
– Did reader lose during KiwiSaver provider transfer?
– No, don’t cut your contributions!
– Reduce risk on spending money
– Should older investors stick with term deposits?
– 2 readers sing the praises of cross lease property

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NZ Herald 24 September 2022

Q&As:
– Keep that money out of KiwiSaver, unless…
– Does Simplicity’s recent performance prove passive investing is no good?
– Last week’s couple may have been referring to house size
– Reader’s terrible experience with cross lease property
– Justifying NZX50’s inclusion of dividends

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NZ Herald 10 September 2022

Q&As:
– There’s still hope for scam victims
– Gloomy reader was wrong one year later, and 11 years later!
– Retired couple’s two worries — fluctuating KiwiSaver and access to the money
– What to do with 6-year-old’s inheritance

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RNZ Radio 30 June 2022

Cutting back your spending

Some more unusual ideas on ways to spend less:
– Wait for a week
– Stay away from shops
– Separate bank accounts
– Ideas from FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early)
– Wear the same clothes repeatedly
– Fish and chip dinner parties
– Many other great ideas from listeners

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RNZ Radio 7 April 2022

Some shocking results in survey on New Zealanders’ finances

Canstar Consumer Pulse Report 2022:
– More than half spend more than they earn — especially young
– 2/3 don’t have enough rainy day money
– Nearly ¼ don’t save anything
– Only 45% are debt-free, excluding mortgages

How you might change your habits.

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RNZ Radio 16 December 2021

Money and couples — Part 2: Survey results, and how to do it well
NZ survey:
– Young are worse
– All income groups
– Causes of money problems
Research on successful relationships:
– Debt
– Equal access
– Talking to one another
– Large purchases

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RNZ Radio 4 November 2021

Buy now pay later — good or bad?
– What is it, and how does it work?
– Some examples
– Who uses it most, and what are they buying?
– Growth in use
– Problems, and consumer protection issues
– How to use it well

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NZ Herald 16 October 2021

Q&As:
– Reader, 95, could become the little old lady of online share traders
– Spending little on clothes — and worrying about 65-plusers still working
– Money making idea for last week’s Dad
– How hard is it to withdraw KiwiSaver money in retirement?
– Former teachers appreciate my comments
– State schools produce some notable ex-pupils
– Is this column disclaimer-free?

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NZ Herald 9 October 2021

Q&As:
– Couple should be able to have both a house and another baby — if they watch their spending
– House price data allows for huge price jumps from developer purchases
– Should couple pay more for house to be in best school zone?
– Son defends private schooling from Mum’s comments about drawbacks
– How KiwiSaver cash fund might work for person over 65
– Encouragement for woman in 50s who wants to quit her job

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NZ Herald 21 August 2021

Q&As:
– Treasure hunt: Could this old term deposit be worth a fortune?
– A couple of worries about a share investor’s confidence
– “Spend while you can” says reader’s adviser
– Too few women in the Business Herald?
– One reader appreciates her real estate agent’s work …
– … While another sold easily without an agent

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