Superannuation

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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NZ Herald 22 April 2017

Q&As: Couple in their 60s could still get back into home ownership — helped by KiwiSaver; Rest home subsidy rule unfair, but not easy to fix; Benefit helped reader turn around his life; NZ Super recipient shouldn’t pick on beneficiaries.

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NZ Herald 15 April 2017

Q&As: Best long-term investment for entrepreneurial teen; Reader aghast that beneficiary can keep savings; Pictured foot is impressive; Grateful reader’s pension rises after reading column; Free online booklet about investment risks; Correction about internet link.

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NZ Herald 18 March 2017

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.

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