Taxes

NZ Herald 8 June 2024

Q&As:
– What to do with money for the grandkids
– Are these KiwiSaver ads legit?
– Tax on KiwiSaver employee contributions
– Keep paying extra off mortgage when redundancy looms?

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RNZ Radio 30 May 2024

Buying a first home — after loss of KiwiSaver grant
– But first: a comment on Budget tax cuts — try to save that money!
– KiwiSaver still best for first home saving — despite loss of grant.
– Other help with buying first home…
– … Or rent long-term, while saving hard.
– Where to invest your long-term savings?

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NZ Herald 11 May 2024

Q&As:
– How much do you need for retirement? …
– … One reader is happy with not much
– Borrowing versus KiwiSaver hardship withdrawal
– Tax when bullion or crypto is inherited
– How capital gains tax could handle expenses
– Do I know enough to write this column?

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NZ Herald 4 May 2024

Q&As:
– New graduate gets help with budgeting and saving
– How to cope with never-ending bills
– Correction on last column: Tax cuts not yet finalized
– Transition year coming for tax
– Argument for no tax on crypto and gold
– Reader unhappy about capital gains tax ideas
Plus:
– Mary talking in New Plymouth

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NZ Herald 27 April 2024

Q&As:
– 2 Q&As on whether to sell investments to pay down debt
– Should family use more than one KiwiSaver provider?
– How bitcoin and gold are taxed
– Let’s stop tax bracket creep

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NZ Herald 20 April 2024

Q&As:
– Don’t try to time markets…
– … Even if you’re being contrary
– 2 Q&As on money lessons for teens
– Bank PIEs and government guarantee
– No capital gains tax, but we do tax some gains

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NZ Herald 13 April 2024

Q&As:
– A tip on teen spending
– Could growth of index funds ruin the share market?
– Do extra saving outside KiwiSaver
– Stay in high risk near retirement?
– Should capital gains be adjusted for inflation?

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NZ Herald 6 April 2024

Q&As:
– When investing becomes gambling
– Put withdrawal money in a cash fund
– Almost last over one year, but first over ten years
– Term deposits not so wonderful
– 2 readers disliked my response last week…
– … But 2 others loved it
– Why landlords “should be appreciated”

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NZ Herald 30 March 2024

Q&As:
– Brilliant KiwiSaver results in 2023
– Stopping regular investing in downturns not a good idea
– Why longer-term laddering works better
– Landlords’ finances not what drives rents
– Did tax policy hurt UK investment here?
– Finer points of rental tax deductions

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NZ Herald 23 March 2024

Q&As:
– Getting KiwiSaver off to a good start in your 20s
– Clever tax idea not so clever
– 2 Q&As on rental mortgage interest deduction
– “Little old lady” phrase disliked…
– … But another reader is happy
– Disappointment about laddering

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