Q&As: KiwiSaver balanced fund investor should relax; Wait until 65 not as bad as it seems; Real estate fees should be lower — shop around; Mum gets more NZ Super, and I sign off for the year.
Q&As: Hard to get info about tax on gains from share trading; In KiwiSaver, the government’s deal gets better, but not the employers’; Superannuitant should take heating payment and give it to charity; Landlord objects to my comment, says he works hard; Comments about financial advisers sought.
Worries and misunderstandings about NZ Super: Is Super likely to be reduced for those with more money?; Is the age of eligibility likely to rise?; Is Super an investment you’ve made over your working life?; How NZ Super is taxed; What might happen to NZ Super rates and starting age.
Q&As: Should retirees stop their health insurance?; 2 reasons why students should participate in KiwiSaver; My maths was OK!; Reader suggests doing a trial run on retirement budgeting; Retired couple doing fine on $600,000; More research needed on changing NZ Super age.
Q&As: Trusts may no longer enable well off elderly to get subsidy; Possible trap for parents giving money to adult children; What KiwiSaver rules would change when under National plan; Partial KiwiSaver tax credit in year you turn 65 — or 18; Good reasons for using a credit card.
Q&As: Many reasons why a winning active share fund won’t stay on top; Why do husband and wife’s funds perform so differently?; Offset mortgages more vulnerable than revolving credit loans; No plans for 2 big banks to follow others with offset mortgages; Do employers deserve praise for contributing to KiwiSaver?; Update on proposal to raise NZ Super age.