By Amanda Morrall
I thought for my Take Five today I would pull a few of my favourites from the archives. Many thanks to my fabulous stable of columnists below of all whom donate their time for the benefit of helping others to grow their knowledge base.
1) All in the family
Janine Starks explores some financial options for an asset rich cash poor octogenarian couple who need a new car but don't want to borrow from the bank.
2) Nice girls finish last
Joan Baker, author of a "Man is not a financial plan"offers some straight shooting advice for women on how to get ahead without being a bitch. Tip: being nice doesn't work.
3) Protecting your best asset
Sheryl Sutherland, of Women's Financial Strategies in Christchurch, looks at some sobering statistics that reinforce the importance of income protection. See also the Financial Services Council's new insurance calculator here.
4) Working ahead of the insurance claims curve
Insurance industry combatant and litigator Andrew Hooker with some sound advice on how to head off insurance claim rejections from the start.
5) IRD strikes back - hard
An estimated 25% of New Zealand's population hails from foreign shores. What are the implications for foreign pensions when it comes time to drawing on them or transferring them to NZ? Terry Baucher lays out the bad news so you're not caught unaware. Check out the time chart on taxation rates. Very scary.
Oh and here's a bonus link for all you 007 fans from The Vulture website. World Bank economist Jean-Jacques Dethier looks at the plausibility of various Bond plots applied to today's economy. Goldfinger could be prescient I reckon. This one's for you Kevin. RIP
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