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Syndicated column 1 December 2012 - Self-insurance eases the pain
Have you ever thought, as you pay hundreds of dollars yet again for car or house insurance that you never claim on, that it would be better to bank the premiums and use that money if something went wrong?View - It's FREE!
Syndicated column 3 November 2012 - KiwiSaver's flexibility is a plus - up to a point
KiwiSaver is many things - mostly good. But I hadn't thought of it as a type of insurance policy until recently, when I was talking to an authorized financial adviser in Christchurch.View - It's FREE!
NZ Herald 14 July 2012
Q&As: Use accessible KiwiSaver money to repay credit card debt, and probably mortgage too
NZ Herald 7 July 2012
Q&As: Tax rebates worth having - but are some charities greedy?
NZ Herald 30 June 2012
Q&As: How to reduce the cost of medical insurance - and other insurance
NZ Herald 21 January 2012
Q&As: 2 Q&As suggest it's not always easy to go into the motel business, or other tourism or hospitality businesses
NZ Herald 15 October 2011
Q&As: Is it wise not to save because if you do you'll lose some government subsidies - and to spend the money on cars instead?
NZ Herald 28 November 2009
A way to make friends and relatives happy at Christmas
NZ Herald July 11 2009
Q&As: KiwiSaver still great for children, even though the fee subsidy is gone
NZ Herald July 4 2009
Q&As: Mother seeks advice on financial steps to take after husband is diagnosed with terminal illness
Holm Truths spring 03
Life, limbs and livelihood - How much life, disability and income protection insurance do you need?
Holm Truths summer 02-03
Lessons from past mislead: Investing in what did well last year, or selling what did badly, usually does more harm than good