Trusts

NZ Herald 5 September 2020

Q&As:
– Bonus Bond holder may as well continue the gamble
– No, you won’t benefit if other Bonus Bond holders can’t be found
– What good is KiwiSaver for the self-employed?
– Young mum cut out of the action by husband’s trust
– Several ways around trust problem if one spouse dies
– Trusts have become “a charter for crooks”
– Reader gets new hope from last week’s column

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NZ Herald 29 August 2020

Q&As:
– Solo mum should check out government help on buying a first home
– Advice for last week’s reader with $1.5 million in the bank — give some away…
– … And put the rest in more than one bank
– Should couple’s KiwiSaver accounts be with different providers?
– The law on relationship property after a couple splits — and how to contract out

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NZ Herald 22 August 2020

Q&As:
– When family trusts cut new partners out of assets, please talk about it
– Self-employed person should keep contributing to KiwiSaver
– Should reader send money back home to NZ from Canada?
– 3 choices for man with extraordinarily bad luck with money

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NZ Herald 15 August 2020

Q&As:
– A clever way to reduce mortgage risk a little
– Westpac denies age discrimination in mortgages
– Boomer vents about NZ Super, but misunderstands
– How to keep inheritance away from separated sister-in-law

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NZ Herald 8 August 2020

Q&As:
– Family trusts no longer let you avoid rest home fees
– Advice from Shakespeare on treating children equally in wills
– What should “lazy and irresponsible” reader do with his million?
– NZ Super unlikely to be slashed, especially for those on low incomes
– Widower describes 17 years of retirement travel with wife
Plus:
– Money Week

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NZ Herald 1 August 2020

Q&As:
– Couple muddling trusts and wills — and courting trouble by not discussing uneven inheritances with family
– Young hopeful homebuyer in a position to take risks
– KiwiSaver retirement estimates too high? — what to do about it
– Travel early in retirement, 85-year-old urges

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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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NZ Herald 29 August 2015

Q&As: Retired couple paying for rest home now wish they had spent more earlier; Are NZ Super recipients beneficiaries?; Reader thinks it’s bad to eat into capital in retirement; How couple might set up a first home account.

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NZ Herald 18 May 2013

Q&As: When are capital gains taxed?; Should separated father’s income count when applying for a student allowance?; Too much in this column on KiwiSaver?; The government’s thinking on income in family trusts.

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NZ Herald 11 May 2013

Q&As: Does rental property have tax advantages over shares?; What happens if somebody wrongfully gets KiwiSaver tax credits while living overseas; Does it work to set up a family trust so your kids can get student allowances?

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