Spending

NZ Herald 25 May 2024

Q&As:
– Worried about losing your job?
– Retirement costs in New Zealand…
– … or you could move overseas
– Better uses of credit card rewards
– Alternative to health insurance?
– Public v private health care

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NZ Herald 18 May 2024

Q&As:
– Consider dropping life insurance when you are older…
– … But don’t drop health insurance!
– 2 readers manage fine in retirement without huge savings
– The big worry with reverse mortgages
– Readers’ kind letters

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NZ Herald 11 May 2024

Q&As:
– How much do you need for retirement? …
– … One reader is happy with not much
– Borrowing versus KiwiSaver hardship withdrawal
– Tax when bullion or crypto is inherited
– How capital gains tax could handle expenses
– Do I know enough to write this column?

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NZ Herald 4 May 2024

Q&As:
– New graduate gets help with budgeting and saving
– How to cope with never-ending bills
– Correction on last column: Tax cuts not yet finalized
– Transition year coming for tax
– Argument for no tax on crypto and gold
– Reader unhappy about capital gains tax ideas
Plus:
– Mary talking in New Plymouth

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NZ Herald 13 April 2024

Q&As:
– A tip on teen spending
– Could growth of index funds ruin the share market?
– Do extra saving outside KiwiSaver
– Stay in high risk near retirement?
– Should capital gains be adjusted for inflation?

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NZ Herald 24 February 2024

Q&As:
– Drip feeding savings can really add up
– Sell the rental and earn more elsewhere
– Prepare for rental property disasters
– Couple has to pay the chauffeur!
– Envy or pride? Reactions to letters from the rich
– Lunch out on NZ Super
– Everyone should have enduring powers of attorney (EPAs)
– Would a maximum tax be good?
– Decimal currency ripped off kids!

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NZ Herald 3 February 2024

Q&As:
– Pay your fair share, tax dodgers!
– Money in shares can disappear
– No ripoff at the start of NZ’s decimal currency
– Rules of thumb on spending in retirement …
– … What about the big expenses?
– Did anyone find treasure?
Plus:
– Please keep your letters short

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NZ Herald 14 October 2023

Q&As:
– DIY funeral costs much less
– A better way to set up life insurance
– How life insurance helped a reader who is still alive
– It’s best to ignore fear and greed in the markets
– No tax break on KiwiSaver contributions via employer
– How to set up laddering of term deposits

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NZ Herald 7 October 2023

Q&As:
– The middle age mortgage trap?
– Inflation no excuse to spend
– Can businesses refuse cash?
– Invest in shares daily rather than weekly?
– 2 Q&As: on the link between KiwiSaver withdrawal and NZ Super age

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NZ Herald 30 September 2023

Q&As:
– Not every treat costs money
– How to spend more
– What happens to government KiwiSaver contributions when you head offshore
– A high-growth fund as you approach retirement?
– Try not to drop health insurance

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