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Mon June 26, 17

Get Sorted: Good neighbouring results in savings - Mon June 26, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
It's time to toast the neighbours. I've had my share of good ones, even knowing some who tossed over their car keys for me to use their wheels while they headed off travelling, or made up a spare room for my visiting whānau.... more ...
Sun June 25, 17

Diana Clement: Get credit, where credit is due - Sun June 25, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
It's the last chance saloon for your free $521 KiwiSaver tax credit. Anyone who hasn't paid at least $1042.86 into their KiwiSaver by June 30 misses out on the full tax credit for this year.Last year about $300m of this free government... more ...
Sat June 24, 17

How to ask for a pay rise - Sat June 24, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
When Australian Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe argued that the real source of workers' unhappiness was an unwillingness to lobby for higher wages, he overlooked a key tenet of negotiation: we negotiate most successfully when... more ...
Fri June 23, 17

Mary Holm: How much fun is too much fun? - Fri June 23, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Frequently you suggest that retirees and those close to retirement spend some of their savings having fun. While that may be sound advice, the problem many people have is that they have been spending too much having "fun" during their... more ...
Wed June 21, 17

Cooking the Books podcast: Protect your money from the scammers - Wed June 21, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Each week the New Zealand Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's how scammers will try to get your cash, and what you can do to stop them. Hosted by Frances Cook. Nigeria's... more ...

Robo-advice could be here by the end of the year - Wed June 21, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Kiwis could get access to online personalised financial advice by the end of the year under a proposal by the regulator - up to two years ahead of a law change.The Financial Markets Authority has opened consultation on whether it... more ...
Tue June 20, 17

What Australia can learn from the New Zealand retirement system - Tue June 20, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
The Australian and New Zealand retirement systems both feature public pensions and private superannuation. But there are things to learn from the differences between the two systems. While Australians may end up with more savings... more ...
Mon June 19, 17

Bank workers call for end to pressure to sell debt - Mon June 19, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Undue pressure on bank staff to meet sales targets is putting the public at risk of being miss-sold debt, says a union.But the banks say they are putting customer interests first and some are already rolling out changes to the way... more ...
Sun June 18, 17

Get Sorted: Flipping the thinking on fees - Sun June 18, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Do you get what you pay for? When you buy most things, you're normally happy to pay a bit more - and maybe a whole lot more - in order to get superior stuff. When we walk into a bottle shop, we expect the wine to be higher quality... more ...

Diana Clement: Don't be taken for an expensive ride - Sun June 18, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Owning a car signals adulthood and taking out your first car loan is a rite of passage for many young people - although a cynic might tack on the words "lifelong debt".Up to 70 per cent of all vehicles sold in New Zealand are bought... more ...
Sat June 17, 17

Mary Holm: Pay for health insurance - or take a holiday? - Sat June 17, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
We are newly retired and thinking a lot about the adjustments to our living expenses.Do you have a view on continuing with health insurance into this next chapter of our lives? We could probably do this but it would mean missing... more ...

A how-to guide from the ultra-rich: What to tell your kids about money - Sat June 17, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
I called up a successful friend recently to ask him how he speaks to his family about the $500 million, private jet, three homes and assorted other goodies they will inherit someday. He is getting on in age, has worked hard and is... more ...

Brent Sheather: More needs to be done to protect retail investors - Sat June 17, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Last month the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which is the UK equivalent of NZ's regulatory policeman, the Financial Markets Authority (FMA), published its Annual Sector Views report. This document sets out those areas which... more ...
Thu June 15, 17

KiwiSaver calculator helps savers work out how much their provider is charging - Thu June 15, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
KiwiSaver members can now find out how much their provider is charging them in dollars through a new calculator - more than six months ahead of legislative changes that will require the information to be on annual statements.Low-cost... more ...

Get Sorted: KiwiSaver deadline is end of June - Thu June 15, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Deadlines can bring out our best work. Why is that? There's something about being under the pump that makes us rise to the occasion and simply get it done. We just find a way somehow.This time of year - before June runs out -... more ...
Wed June 14, 17

Cooking the Books podcast: the false security of KiwiSaver - Wed June 14, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's why KiwiSaver default schemes are a horrible idea, and what to do about it. Hosted by Frances Cook. If your KiwiSaver... more ...
Tue June 13, 17

Several Inland Revenue scams detected as Kiwis file tax returns - Tue June 13, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
An online scam targeting Kiwis filing a tax return has been uncovered by the Herald , with Inland Revenue now investigating the scheme.Inland Revenue confirmed the fraud when the Herald forwarded an email chain purporting to... more ...
Mon June 12, 17

More claims drive higher car insurance premiums - Mon June 12, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Rising insurance claims are set to push up the cost of car insurance, with one insurer warning that double digit increases will be on the cards for some.Figures from the Insurance Council of New Zealand show commercial and private... more ...
Sun June 11, 17

NZ mobile banking worse than Oz - Sun June 11, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Banks in New Zealand are lagging behind their Australian peers when it comes to providing mobile banking services, according to a global research firm.Forrester, a Nasdaq-listed company which provides research and advice to companies... more ...
Sat June 10, 17

Diana Clement: Really, why did I buy this gizmo? - Sat June 10, 17 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
What was I thinking when I bought ... ?For the "..." you can write in something from almost every room in my house.Take the juice extractor, which was used a handful of times at most. And the cupcake maker, which was fun the first... more ...
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