Student loans

NZ Herald 2 November 2019

WOMEN AND MONEY

Q&As:
– A new kitchen might be best use of $15,000 no longer needed
– What can 66-year-old do to improve her situation? Maybe work longer
– How to find a suitable managed fund
– When lending to family, have a way to get your money out

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NZ Herald 5 October 2019

Q&As:
– Reverse mortgages risky in early retirement
– Last week’s correspondent probably meant rental losses are now ring-fenced
– Tax system lacks integrity, here and in the UK
– Did I muddle money and percentages last week?
– Another idea for couple moving to Coromandel but wanting an Auckland option

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NZ Herald 28 September 2019

Q&As: Holders of small student loans are better off getting rid of them; KiwiSaver can add up over the years for self-employed and non-employees…; And also students; Mortgage interest still deductible on rental properties; People should check medical care before moving to smaller towns; Father and daughter celebrate Dad’s day in the kitchen.

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NZ Herald 21 September 2019

Q&As: Father of 5 loses Working for Families money through accountant’s error; New website helps you find ethical KiwiSaver funds; Split money between KiwiSaver and non-KiwiSaver, and consider paying down mortgage; Share fund might beat mortgage repayment, but it might not; Self-employed need a better deal from KiwiSaver.

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RNZ Radio 22 August 2019

Are New Zealanders insured for bad things happening to them? Findings of a recent survey. Letters from listeners and discussion on: Loss of income insurance; Health insurance; Life insurance.

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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 7 April 2018

Q&As: Teacher loses KiwiSaver employer contributions at 65, but colleagues don’t; Pay off student loan or mortgage — or invest elsewhere?; Ex-real estate agent explains why it’s not wise to list with several agents; Why haven’t agents’ commission rates fallen as house prices soar?; Move to Kawerau not feasible, says Auckland pensioner.

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RNZ Radio 25 January 2018

Apprentices v graduates: The importance of starting to save early — How can 2 conflicting studies both be true?; How much difference 2 years makes to lifetime saving; Applying this to KiwiSaver; Taking inflation into account.

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RNZ Radio 30 November 2017

How to best deal with a student loan: Possible psychological effects of having a loan; The best strategy financially; What happens if you go overseas?; Does having a student loan make it harder to get a mortgage?; Is the student loan system a good idea?

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NZ Herald 8 April 2017

Q&As: Is the family home an investment?; You can get a benefit even if you have savings…; …And having 1 or 2 boarders won’t affect your benefit; 2 letters on study options for last week’s correspondent; One way to save for retirement travel in Europe; Should ‘whingers’ take care of elderly parents themselves?

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