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NZ Herald 23 December 2017
Q&As: House size jump not so big when you take garages into account
NZ Herald 17 June 2017
Q&As: Should retirees stop their health insurance?
NZ Herald 13 May 2017
Q&As: Would-be foreign exchange trader should give it a miss
NZ Herald 22 April 2017
Q&As: Couple in their 60s could still get back into home ownership - helped by KiwiSaver
NZ Herald 18 June 2016
Q&As: Ignore misleading KiwiSaver salesman, but maximize your tax credit
NZ Herald 11 June 2016
Q&As: Adding to already huge mortgages is playing with fire
NZ Herald 28 May 2016
Q&As: 'Ripped off' reader should shop around rather than dropping life insurance
NZ Herald 21 May 2016
Q&As: Rates postponement a good option for couple
NZ Herald 26 March 2016
Q&As: Reader suggests an economist could explain unfair tax on term deposits and property investment
Radio NZ 21 January 2016
Goal setting and the B word (budgeting)View - It's FREE!
NZ Herald 14 February 2015
Q&As: How to let both daughters in on the deal
NZ Herald 18 October 2014
Q&As: For the 17-year-old who has everything he wants: a course about shares
NZ Herald 21 June 2014
Q&As: Reader says column includes too much on KiwiSaver - which won't work well anyway. Also, new 'tool' duds retirees
NZ Herald 31 May 2014
Q&As: Comparing the Government's Budget with a family budget
Syndicated column 16 February 2013 - Financial misbehaviour disappointing
Ironically, a survey on New Zealanders' financial behaviour was released just days before Christmas - a time of much financial misbehaviour, when everyone's saying, "I don't care what it costs, I've just got to buy something for Uncle Fred."View - It's FREE!
Syndicated column 14 July 2012 - More than one way to fill a financial gap
This is one of those columns - like the one in which I confessed that I don't have a goal for my retirement savings - that might make the "conventional wisdom" people cross. But here goes: We don't all need a sizable emergency fund sitting in a savings account.View - It's FREE!
NZ Herald 31 March 2012
Q&A: Students get a good deal by world standards, and shouldn't dodge student loan repayments
NZ Herald 7 May 2011
Q&As: A house looks ridiculously cheap in 1958, but let's put that into perspective
NZ Herald 30 April 2011
Q&As: A reader's attempt to recover tax on finance company interest is a nice try, but ...
NZ Herald 4 September 2010
Q&As: Looking after the pennies is more rewarding than we realised
NZ Herald 28 August 2010
Q&As: How can a woman persuade her partner to stop spending more than the couple earns?
NZ Herald January 31 2009
Q&As: Several options for 20-year-old who worries that the state of the world makes KiwiSaver iffy.
Syndicated column September 30 2008: Tax cuts bring KiwiSaver into reach for many
The "I can't afford KiwiSaver" excuse is about to get weaker for many New Zealanders. Tax cuts come into effect from October 1, and many families will also benefit from changes to the Working for Families tax credit and income threshold. The extra money will cover at least half of many people's KiwiSaver contributions, sometimes more.View - It's FREE!
Syndicated column May 27 2008: If the Government can do it ...
If there's one topic that I should write about more often, but I avoid because I fear it will turn people off, it's budgeting. But with the government's Budget in the news, now is as good a time as any to consider the way we - as individuals or couples - spend our money. And I promise not to get preachy.View - It's FREE!