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Campaign to reduce tax on savings

Campaign to reduce tax on savings | Personal Investing | Scoop.it
The Financial Services Council is looking to drum up popular support for a campaign to address what it says is the overtaxation of savings.Age Concern, Consumer New Zealand and the Taxpayers' Union are also backing the campaign.They...
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Who would like to pay less tax on their savings. It looks like the Financial Services Council is trying to drum up support to try and make this a reality.

 

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NZ dollar falls to week-low on LVR restriction details

NZ dollar falls to week-low on LVR restriction details | Personal Investing | Scoop.it
Article – BusinessDesk NZ dollar falls to week-low after Wheeler imposes loan restrictions; RBA open to more rate cuts NZ dollar falls to week-low after Wheeler imposes loan restrictions; RBA open to more rate cuts By Paul McBeth Aug.
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Don't know how much this will acutally cool off the housing market. It will certainly make it harder for first home buyers having to save longer or a bigger percentage of their first home. It will also make the KiwiSaver first home buyers scheme even more important in the future.

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Beware New Zealand market's red flags

Beware New Zealand market's red flags | Personal Investing | Scoop.it

Beware New Zealand market's red flags
The Australians and Americans are big on home country bias, but their economies are widely diversified

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I can help you to diversify your investments offshore, contact me to discuss how to acheive some of what they are suggesting in this article.

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KiwiSaver tweaked for home buyers

KiwiSaver tweaked for home buyers | Personal Investing | Scoop.it


The Government is adjusting KiwiSaver and the Welcome Home Loan scheme to make it easier for people to buy their first home.

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Thinking of accessing your KiwiSaver funds to purchase your new home? The government may have just made it easier for you.

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Banks are handing out free cash to take out a mortgage. How will you spend yours?

Banks are handing out free money to new borrowers — and if you use it well, you can make it more than five times as valuable.Most major banks are offering cash contributions with new home loans. ANZ offers $3,000 for new loans...
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KiwiSaver accounts for children in care

KiwiSaver accounts for children in care | Personal Investing | Scoop.it
KiwiSaver accounts for children in care
3News NZ
"Children in care generally don't have family who can sign them up to KiwiSaver, but being enrolled will help them later in life and send a message that their future matters," she said today.
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This is an interesting concept what are your thoughts on this type of scheme? Personally though I prefer to donate to organisations that are going to help these kids now when they need it. 

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Meridian profit boosts confidence

Meridian profit boosts confidence | Personal Investing | Scoop.it

With an IPO pending for Meridian Energy the underlying profit suggests the power firm could recoup lost ground when aluminium prices rose or the New Zealand dollar fell.

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Companies capable of producing reliable dividends for their investors are always good to have in income generating portfoilio's. Meridian Energy looks like it could fit the bill nicely.

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