Superannuation

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 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 17 February 2024

Q&As:
– How should terminal cancer patient handle her money?
– Tax ideas:
   – Tax-free amount for low earners?
   – Get rid of cash?
   – Use GST only?
   – Don’t forget brightline test
– Yes, you have plenty to retire on…
– … Superannuitant gets along fine on just NZ Super

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NZ Herald 9 December 2023

Q&As:
– Laddering savings while studying for a new career
– Dodging the rental property bright-line test
– Using KiwiSaver money to buy a UK house
– Go for the pension scheme with the employer contributions
– No need to close KiwiSaver when living overseas
– Are your contributions included in your KiwiSaver return?

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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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RNZ Radio 15 December 2022

Worrying numbers about over 65s’ finances, and what might be done about it
– Stats on over 65s’ income and home ownership show decreasing trends
– What to do about it
– A KiwiSaver push for beneficiaries?

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RNZ Radio 14 July 2022

Dumping on KiwiSaver

Answering four letters from listeners on:
– Conservative fund not so conservative lately
– It’s fine to increase risk in a downturn
– Plans to use KiwiSaver money soon
– Will people in KiwiSaver end up getting less NZ Super?

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NZ Herald 16 April 2022

Q&As:
– Bonus Bonds weren’t only about returns
– Gold is not the best spot for reader’s inheritance
– Are billionaires the new millionaires?
– Retirement savings idea not a winner
– Unfairness in treatment of overseas pensions?

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NZ Herald 9 April 2022

Q&As:
– The safest place to park a huge inheritance
– Finance company pays more interest, but for a reason
– Don’t sit on house market sidelines, says reader
– When is a millionaire not a millionaire?
– A break for some superannuitants who had lived overseas
– It’s not just this column that can be shady!

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NZ Herald 2 April 2022

Q&As:
– Sell before you buy a home, and rent in a new area
– Reader is unhappy with column layout
– Couple enjoy life, but still seek higher returns than in the bank
– 3 Q&As about NZ Super and overseas pensions

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