Superannuation

NZ Herald 8 June 2019

Q&As: How 71-year-old renter could use her savings to supplement NZ Super; Reader dislikes ‘free government money’ and KiwiSaver hardship withdrawals; Nobody can predict the share market, so don’t try to time it; Info on KiwiSaver returns is available, but not a lot of use.

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NZ Herald 11 May 2019

Q&As: Should solo mum keep her house and rent it out while moving to better school zone?; Invest in share fund or pay off mortgage?; No government guarantee of future NZ Super, but don’t worry about it; Why a KiwiSaver growth fund invests lots in fixed interest.

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RNZ Radio 2 May 2019

Insights from conference on retirement income. Conference run by Retirement Policy and Research Centre at University of Auckland, 26 April 2019. Speakers included Minister of Consumer Affairs Kris Faafoi. Broad aim: Smoothing lifetime consumption. What does that mean?; NZ Super: How poor are 65+ people? Can we afford Super in future?; Health in old age: Not all worrying; Decumulation (spending retirement savings): Help from government needed. Home ownership issues; NZ on world stage: What we do well.

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NZ Herald 2 February 2019

Q&As: Should first home buyer put KiwiSaver money into the purchase?; Should pay rise go into mortgage or KiwiSaver?; Is health insurance necessary?; Reader misunderstands role of NZX; NZ Super rises faster than costs, despite reader’s numbers.

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NZ Herald 19 May 2018

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.

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RNZ Radio 5 October 2017

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.

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NZ Herald 17 June 2017

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.

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NZ Herald 29 April 2017

Q&As: Binary options scam victim wants to warn others; Scammers can fool anyone; Reader’s suggestions for couple in 60s and broke; Hard to stop ‘dole bludgers’; Superannuitant objects to being called a beneficiary.

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