Term deposits

NZ Herald 15 June 2024

Q&As:
– Don’t watch your KiwiSaver closely
– KiwiSaver government money when you move provider…
– … And when you turn 65
– When term deposit beats mortgage paydown
– Gifts to grandkids could lead to trouble later

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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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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 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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NZ Herald 16 March 2024

Q&As:
– 5 shares in one industry playing with fire
– How rental property should be taxed
– Reader objects to landlord image
– What happens to odd cents
– The next step in laddering term deposits
– No I don’t support the Government blindly

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RNZ Radio 22 February 2024

How would you do in this financial knowledge test? Plus silly reasons for not being in KiwiSaver
– 4 questions about personal finance
– Old did better than young, and women did better than men
– 7 reasons given for skipping KiwiSaver are all faulty

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RNZ Radio 25 January 2024

Which bank for your term deposits? — we look at rates and riskiness
– Who pays highest interest over time?
– Chances of a bank failing
– What happens now if a bank fails?
– Deposit guarantee coming next year

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RNZ Radio 21 December 2023

Biggest personal finance story of 2023: High interest rates
– Mortgage rates too high? What you can do about it
– Term deposit rates high. Shop around.
– Effect on house prices
– How bank profits are affected.
– Conclusion: winners and losers swap places

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