Q&As: What to do with spare proceeds from Auckland house sale; Worrying about mortgage break fee is tail wagging dog; Getting the most out of KiwiSaver and a work super scheme; NZ Super too generous for recent immigrants?
Q&As: Should couple sell Auckland rental now or keep it until retirement?; How to contribute something other than 3,4 or 8% to KiwiSaver; What happens when a KiwiSaver turns 65; ‘Good news’ letter a reminder to the young; Auckland too pricey? Try Dunedin; Update on KiwiSaver HomeStart grants.
Q&As: Alternative for daughter trying to escape bad debt — pay up; Is emphasis on total shareholder return justified?; Inflation calculator shows what prices have risen, and what haven’t; Is this reader ready to retire?; Struggling retiree questions wealthier reader’s concerns.
Q&As: Don’t follow the crowd into property investment; Apply for NZ Super early; 2 readers object to last week’s correspondent’s attitude to mother of 10; An honest assessment of life afloat; One reader sees living on a boat as a retreat; Another points out the fun side; A landlord’s kindness made all the difference.
Q&As: Risks of property investment — especially sections; Owning modest home plus rental versus owning more expensive home; Don’t count on politicians’ long-term promises; Why the young of today might criticize NZ Super; Another perspective on government rest home subsidy; Coffins or shrouds?
Q&As: KiwiSaver accounts very unlikely to go to zero, but nor are they guaranteed; What happens to KiwiSaver money when the person dies?; NZ Super is indeed paid from current taxes; Have retired people paid towards their NZ Super?; Reader challenges my comments about some people paying for their rest home care; Some retirees need “permission” to enjoy spending their money.