Spending

RNZ Radio 18 October 2018

Ways to curb your spending: Why we do unnecessary spending?; Estimate your spending — roughly; Attack habits; Watch out for slogans; The Christmas trap; Get support — FinCap; Tell lenders to go away — Debt Blocker.

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RNZ Radio 31 May 2018

Men, women, spending and investing: Letter from a listener; People who spend too little; Gender differences in money management; Gender differences in investing; Why the differences might be there.

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NZ Herald 24 March 2018

Q&As: How to tell term deposit institutions apart; Frugal superannuitants seem hurt by last week’s column; Real estate agent defends colleagues, and shares a couple of secrets; Dividend reinvestment plans work well for many shareholders; 2 Q&As on who is a professional.

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NZ Herald 3 March 2018

Q&As: Alternative commission gives real estate agents incentive to get you a high price; Yes I was dead serious about telling woman to save less and spend more; Great granddad’s KiwiSaver gift a great idea; Ideas for 16-year-old’s inheritance; Helpful website for tiny house owners and people with land to share.

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RNZ Radio 14 December 2017

Does Christmas have to be like this?: First — an early thought about a new year’s resolution; Survey findings on Christmas spending; Survey findings on Christmas financial stress; Things to think about this Christmas; Other ways to do it.

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NZ Herald 5 August 2017

Q&As: Easy rule of thumb on how much you’ll need in retirement; KiwiSaver solution for Downs syndrome son; Reader unsuccessful at opting out of KiwiSaver; Different types of fees-only financial advisers.

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NZ Herald 15 July 2017

Q&As: Gift vouchers have their faults, but they’re not scams; How to find a financial adviser that doesn’t receive commissions; Why KiwiSaver returns on your own contributions are so high; KiwiSaver providers that don’t charge fees for under-18s; Winners of seminar tickets contest.

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NZ Herald 24 June 2017

Q&As: Some spend too much on fun, but some spend too little; What to do if employer won’t contribute to KiwiSaver; 2 readers ‘self-insure’ for health insurance; Reader glad he had check-up before dropping health insurance; Another way to keep down health insurance costs; How have you done in KiwiSaver?; Win a seminar ticket.

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NZ Herald 8 October 2016

Q&As: Perhaps we should celebrate a young man’s spending splurge; Don’t get rid of student loan, pay down mortgage; Dodgy share advice given to elderly couple; Think of NZ Super as insurance; Pension info there, but reader may have been distracted.

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RNZ Radio 23 June 2016

Spending too little, spending too much: Shopping is a favourite pastime; People who are too mean on themselves; People who spend too much — why do they do it? — 1. Keeping up with the Joneses, 2. Psychological, 3. Credit card company behaviour; Help for big spenders; Most important of all — Change your habits. PS: Final reminder about KiwiSaver tax credit.

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