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Big OE no good for tax credits

19 Aug, 2017 1:11pm
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Mary Holm

Mary Holm is a columnist for the New Zealand Herald.

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COMMENT: It's not silly for renters to sit on the sidelines and save.
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COMMENT: Ignore unrealistic targets - even modest savings are well worth aiming for.
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COMMENT: Any bust in house prices won't affect everyone in the same way.
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COMMENT: Foreign currency is not something that you can take chances on.
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Don't fall into the old apples v oranges trap when checking your fund's returns.
  • 28 Apr, 2017 5:18pm
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Even the FBI has warned of the dangers of investing in binary options.
  • 22 Apr, 2017 5:00am
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Finding yourself with nothing close to retirement age can be daunting
  • 14 Apr, 2017 4:00pm
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Mary Holm column: Advice for a teen with 'extraordinary entrepreneurial skills'.
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COMMENT: For some, a home is just a building. For others. it's a place to cherish.
  • 1 Apr, 2017 6:16pm
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COMMENT: Long-time saver looks for a way to escape the benefit trap, writes Mary Holm.
  • 25 Mar, 2017 8:22am
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Funds handy for urgent medical care but urge to shop is a hazard.
  • 18 Mar, 2017 5:00am
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COMMENT: Both income and asset tests decide who gets a subsidy, Mary Holm writes.
  • 11 Mar, 2017 6:00am
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I have a burning question. Why do banks send credit cards to teenagers when they turn 18?
  • 4 Mar, 2017 6:00am
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Your correspondent [last week] trying to increase their credit card limit and being declined by ANZ was the exact experience I have
  • 25 Feb, 2017 6:00am
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Done properly, loans between family members can benefit everyone. It's up to you to weigh up the pros and cons, Mary Holm writes.
  • 18 Feb, 2017 6:00am
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Nobody knows which investment will turn out best, so it's not worth too much worry, writes Mary Holm.
  • 11 Feb, 2017 6:00am
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Mary Holm answers readers personal finance queries.
  • 4 Feb, 2017 8:25am
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COMMENT: Laddering means you'll always have some cash available.