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NZ Herald 29 September 2012
Q&As: A couple of concerns about buying shares in the company you work for
NZ Herald 18 February 2012
Q&As: How much financial support a reader gives their student son
NZ Herald 4 February 2012
Q&As: Most people still get their money doubled in KiwiSaver, or close to that ...
NZ Herald 28 January 2012
Q&As: Are employers allowed to take their employer contributions to KiwiSaver out of employees' pay?
NZ Herald 12 November 2011
Q&As: Help needed for couple in early 60s who can't find jobs
Syndicated column 22 October 2011 - Who needs money when you've got what New Zealand's got?
New Zealanders, it seems, are better off than people in any other OECD country when we look at non-financial measurements. The saying "money isn't everything" rings true in this country.View - It's FREE!
NZ Herald 10 September 2011
Q&As: Older workers don't take jobs away from the young
Syndicated column 28 August 2010 - More losers than realised from income sharing
When I die, I hope that over my lifetime I've paid more in taxes than I've got back from the government. That's because people who do it the other way around - getting more than they've paid for - have often led tough lives, with long periods of unemployment, illness or disability.View - It's FREE!
Syndicated column 30 January 2010 - Oh no, oh no, it's off to work we go
Returning to work after a holiday is rarely easy. Back when I was employed - as opposed to self employed - I remember always feeling as if I were in the wrong job on my first few days back at work.View - It's FREE!
NZ Herald 29 August 2009
Q&As: Just because a so-called financial expert is confident, that doesn't mean he or she is right
Syndicated column April 21 2009 - Sloppy thinking unfair to immigrants, 2-worker families
Every time the economy is looking iffy, people start saying, "Stop immigration," or even, "Send home the immigrants." Their reason: "They're stealing our jobs." This is sloppy economic thinking - not looking down the track at the consequences of a policy change.View - It's FREE!
NZ Herald September 6 2008
Q&As: Family of five should go with several different KiwiSaver providers to compare them.
NZ Herald August 30 2008
Q&As: A poem from the past shows how our attitudes to debt have changed. Will they change back again?
NZ Herald August 2 2008
Q&As: 3 Q&As on whether New Zealand should raise GST and reduce income tax - including how some farmers cheat on their taxes, and whether we want to encourage people to work longer hours.
NZ Herald July 12 2008
Article and then two Q&As about the Government's proposed changes to prevent employers from paying less to KiwiSaver employees than to other employees.View - It's FREE!
NZ Herald May 3 2008
Q&As: Measuring movements of the Kiwi dollar against the US dollar can be quite misleading.
NZ Herald December 15 2007
Q&As: Courses and grants help beneficiaries set up their own businesses.
NZ Herald January 13 2007
Q&As: Options for a newly retired couple with $200,000 and no home include part-time work, buying a home with a flat attached, an interest-only mortgage and equity release.
NZ Herald March 4 2006
Q&As: Eftpos v credit cards. And bank fees.
NZ Herald December 10 2005
Q&As: $29,000 rental in Gore not the thing for a risk-averse man.
NZ Herald December 3 2005
Q&As: Who gets the money when mortgage rates increase?
NZ Herald November 12 2005
Q&As: The pros and cons of self employment and income splitting.
NZ Herald October 22 2005
Q&As: Several on how families are taxed.
NZ Herald October 15 2005
Q&As: 2 on how families should be taxed.
NZ Herald March 26 2005
Q&As: Man in mid 50s can afford to drop out - but what about emotionally?