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Mon October 22, 18

Bill proposes 20 years residency to get NZ Super - Mon October 22, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
New Zealand could be a step closer to increasing the minimum residency required to get New Zealand Superannuation after a bill proposing an increase from 10 to 20 years was drawn from the parliamentary ballot.New Zealand and Australia... more ...

The Ex-Files: When should you get a prenup? - Mon October 22, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Q. My partner is going to move in with me. I'm about 20 years older and I have built up significant assets including a house, beach house and an investment property. It's important to me that a few of these things, particularly the... more ...

Bank conduct report release clashes with Westpac result - Mon October 22, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
A major report into the conduct of New Zealand's banks is due to be released on the same day as Westpac's full year result - putting the bank in an uncomfortable position.The Financial Markets Authority and the Reserve Bank of... more ...
Sun October 21, 18

Canny view: Putting 'family' into financial planning - Sun October 21, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
A couple that decides to form a long-term relationship does more than create a legal and spiritual bond. They also combine their strengths and weaknesses to create a team – one that has dreams, makes plans and strives to reach personal... more ...

Diana Clement: Countering the dark arts of marketing and advertising - Sun October 21, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
COMMENT: We live in a consumer culture. The appetite to spend is worse the younger you are.The University of Otago's Lisa McNeill, who researches youth consumption, says consumerism is the lived experience of younger generations... more ...
Fri October 19, 18

Mary Holm: Financial juggles after marriage break-up - Fri October 19, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
COMMENT: I am a 50-year-old professional fulltime worker and have recently separated from my husband.I'm currently renting. We share care for our two children equally.After legal expenses and buying necessities (a car) I will... more ...

Australian woman pays off $343k mortgage in just eight years - Fri October 19, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
This story is part of news.com.au's Cash Confessions series In order to achieve the great Australian dream of owning her own home, Fiona Kelly made a decision few would think of — buying a yacht.In 2015 the 47-year-old says she... more ...

Revealed: What New Zealand's top CEOs are paid - Fri October 19, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Chief executives at New Zealand's biggest companies got a 2.2 per cent pay rise last year, taking their average earnings to $1,755,352 in the 2017 financial year.It was the second-smallest increase in the 13-year history of the... more ...

Banks won't be singled out in regulators' conduct report - Fri October 19, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Individual banks won't be singled out in a culture and conduct report due to be released by regulators early next month.Rob Everett, chief executive of the Financial Markets Authority, said in a newsletter released yesterday that... more ...

Debt collectors warned over misleading tactics after complaints spike - Fri October 19, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Debt collection agencies have been put on notice by consumer watchdog the Commerce Commission after it warned one company about its actions amid a spike in complaints about the industry. The commission said it had warned Intercoll... more ...
Wed October 17, 18

'We did lose our way', says ANZ bank boss Shayne Elliot - Wed October 17, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
ANZ bank's Australian boss admits banks did lose their way and become unbalanced in the pursuit of meeting financial goals.But Shayne Elliot, a New Zealander who has held the top role for three years, says the situation also provides... more ...
Mon October 15, 18

Salt launches new carbon investment fund - Mon October 15, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Feeling bad about driving around that petrol-guzzling car or a recent long-haul flight? There could soon be an easy way to off-set your carbon usage - and make money from it.A New Zealand investment company is set to launch what... more ...
Sun October 14, 18

Diana Clement: Steps for the perfect will - Sun October 14, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
COMMENT: If you die without a will, you could leave a right costly mess behind you."It will be expensive, difficult for your family and your assets will probably not go where you want them to," says Jan Middlemiss of Perpetual... more ...
Fri October 12, 18

Mary Holm: Take aim at the mortgage before your KiwiSaver - Fri October 12, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
COMMENT: I am 59 and have no dependants and a $600,000 home with a $170,000 mortgage still owing. My gross salary is $80,000.I have about $40,000 in KiwiSaver. As it stands, my contribution to KiwiSaver is 3 per cent. Should... more ...

Choppy markets: What you should do with your KiwiSaver - Fri October 12, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
KiwiSaver members are being urged to sit tight and ride out the turmoil in financial markets which looks set to continue.New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX50 index fell close to 1 per cent in early trading this morning before bouncing... more ...
Thu October 11, 18

NZ sharemarket tumbles in one of its worst days ever - Thu October 11, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
New Zealand's sharemarket has tumbled in one of the biggest daily drops that traders have ever seen.Every single stock bar one on the benchmark S&P/NZX50 index was in the red.The index itself fell 3.64 per cent to 8721.2.Rickey... more ...
Wed October 10, 18

Cooking the Books podcast: Why the OCR is the key to your financial life - Wed October 10, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's the subtle ways interest rates influence everything money. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to "Cooking the Books:... more ...

Government cracks down on predatory lenders with fines up to $600k - Wed October 10, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
Savings and budgeting groups have welcomed the Government's crackdown, which will see loan sharks hit with fines of up to $600K. Peter Cordtz, the The Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC), said today that predatory lending... more ...
Sat October 6, 18

Diana Clement: Should your children be in KiwiSaver? - Sat October 6, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
COMMENT: Saving for the future should start the moment a toddler recognises that money has uses.Regular small savings will grow into not just a pot of money, but a savings mentality that can't be bought. KiwiSaver really is worth... more ...
Fri October 5, 18

Mary Holm: Worriers, best leave that KiwiSaver alone - Fri October 5, 18 - NZHerald PersonalFinance
COMMENT: I came to KiwiSaver later and, at 47 and divorced, I have about $10,000 in it with a $220,000 mortgage. I'm paying extra on my mortgage and it should be paid off in 18 years.I currently have my ASB KiwiSaver in a growth... more ...
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