Q&As: What is short selling, are index funds involved and is it risky?; Puzzling that real estate commissions haven’t fallen; Seller of unit needs to keep bright-line test in mind; Teachers’ pay huge compared to support staff.
Q&As: Is the family home an investment?; You can get a benefit even if you have savings…; …And having 1 or 2 boarders won’t affect your benefit; 2 letters on study options for last week’s correspondent; One way to save for retirement travel in Europe; Should ‘whingers’ take care of elderly parents themselves?
Q&As: Bankrupt couple could make a new start in a small town…; And another reader has an idea for a job for them…; And yet another reader suggests trying the Australian outback; How capital gains tax would work for family with two homes and trusts; Younger reader asks for a stop to school marm comments about grammar.
Q&As: Why a 5-year fixed mortgage rate might be better than a 3-year one; 5 Q&As — Ideas for couple who have been through bankruptcy: take in students, do phone surveys, get a live-in position, write e-books, babysit; Grammar granny strikes opposition; Employers should respond to job applicants.
Q&As: Reader’s shareholding success probably more luck than skill; There’ll always be renters, but that doesn’t mean we have to love landlords; Property investors with big debt take big risk — and why do they brag?; Older workers do take jobs from the young to some extent; KiwiSaver contributions not taken from redundancy pay; On quitting KiwiSaver to start a business.