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NZ Herald 4 May 2013
Q&As: Which is riskier, moving to a posher suburb now or waiting?
NZ Herald 4 August 2012
This week we are publishing the second excerpt from a small book Mary Holm has written for the Reserve Bank called "Upside, downside: A guide to risk for savers and investors". It will be given away free to the public in September. This column will tell you how to get a copy then. Today we look at examples of risky investor behaviour. The normal Q&A column will resume next week.View - It's FREE!
Syndicated column 17 November 2009 - It pays to know how numbers grow
The recent fuss over food price rises shows how little feel many New Zealanders have for the power of compounding numbers. And that lack of knowledge could harm them when borrowing and investing.View - It's FREE!
NZ Herald 18 July 2009
Q&As: Several signs that company offering racing tips is not the path to riches
NZ Herald July 4 2009
Q&As: Mother seeks advice on financial steps to take after husband is diagnosed with terminal illness
Syndicated column 30 June 2009 - How would you have done in financial knowledge survey?
It's question time. How would you have answered the following in a recent survey: "Which is generally considered to make you the most money over the next 15 to 20 years: a savings account, range of shares, range of fixed interest investments, or a cheque account?"View - It's FREE!
NZ Herald March 21 2009
Q&As: Tips for retired couple whose interest income has halved.
NZ Herald November 8 2008
Q&As: PIES have many more pros than cons, with tax breaks and, in some cases, a government guarantee