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Baby Boomers

Massey University's Paul Spoonley says we need to have a comprehensive and informed discussion about population change and options sooner rather than later
13th Aug 20, 9:03am
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Massey University's Paul Spoonley says we need to have a comprehensive and informed discussion about population change and options sooner rather than later
Heartland Bank says enquiries about reverse mortgages are the highest it has experienced to date, helped by the ongoing low interest rate environment
20th Feb 20, 2:18pm
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Heartland Bank says enquiries about reverse mortgages are the highest it has experienced to date, helped by the ongoing low interest rate environment
Gareth Vaughan on how capitalism broke young adulthood, fighting fake news in Finland, the World Bank's Doing Business Report cops a serve, tracking the Coronavirus and political satire in the US
2nd Feb 20, 6:02am
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Gareth Vaughan on how capitalism broke young adulthood, fighting fake news in Finland, the World Bank's Doing Business Report cops a serve, tracking the Coronavirus and political satire in the US
Kevin Loane sees inter-generational strife swelling from some important imbalances, but most millennials seem strangely uninterested in wresting the levers to make change
23rd Nov 19, 9:54am
by Guest
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Kevin Loane sees inter-generational strife swelling from some important imbalances, but most millennials seem strangely uninterested in wresting the levers to make change
In part three of a series of articles on wealth, Bruce Sheppard looks at the challenges of passing wealth onto the next generation with baby boomers set to preside over the largest passing of wealth in human history
12th Nov 19, 5:00am
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In part three of a series of articles on wealth, Bruce Sheppard looks at the challenges of passing wealth onto the next generation with baby boomers set to preside over the largest passing of wealth in human history
Interim Retirement Commissioner Peter Cordtz says a proposal for a special tax scale for those over 65 that could help claw back NZ Super from high income earners is an idea that might be worth exploring
9th Oct 19, 3:01pm
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Interim Retirement Commissioner Peter Cordtz says a proposal for a special tax scale for those over 65 that could help claw back NZ Super from high income earners is an idea that might be worth exploring
Chris Trotter looks at how different generations see and judge Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and weighs up what this means for both Labour and National heading into the 2020 election
23rd Sep 19, 7:14am
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Chris Trotter looks at how different generations see and judge Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and weighs up what this means for both Labour and National heading into the 2020 election
Jenée Tibshraeny argues National's proposal to give 'savers' tax relief is an ill-conceived bid for baby boomer votes that'll distort the tax system, stymie growth and prevent interest rates from rising
26th Aug 19, 8:13pm
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Jenée Tibshraeny argues National's proposal to give 'savers' tax relief is an ill-conceived bid for baby boomer votes that'll distort the tax system, stymie growth and prevent interest rates from rising
Chris Trotter wonders when we as a nation stopped believing in ourselves sufficiently to attempt big heroic state projects such as those completed in the past
15th Jul 19, 8:00am
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Chris Trotter wonders when we as a nation stopped believing in ourselves sufficiently to attempt big heroic state projects such as those completed in the past
If Megan Woods really is a left-wing housing minister, then pushing for a left-wing shift in housing policy is the last thing she will do, Chris Trotter argues
1st Jul 19, 9:58am
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If Megan Woods really is a left-wing housing minister, then pushing for a left-wing shift in housing policy is the last thing she will do, Chris Trotter argues
David Chaston explains why it is a bad idea for the investment scrum to be screwed in favour of the wealthy, and essentially exclude and penalise those who have no weight in the game by making them pay
25th Jun 19, 2:37pm
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David Chaston explains why it is a bad idea for the investment scrum to be screwed in favour of the wealthy, and essentially exclude and penalise those who have no weight in the game by making them pay
Terry Baucher says the 'demographic crunch' that will see Govt expenses rising faster than income gained through tax is coming more quickly than most people realise - and something will need to be done
10th Jun 19, 1:01pm
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Terry Baucher says the 'demographic crunch' that will see Govt expenses rising faster than income gained through tax is coming more quickly than most people realise - and something will need to be done
Bank for International Settlements paper asks whether an ageing workforce explains low inflation
23rd Mar 19, 10:02am
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Bank for International Settlements paper asks whether an ageing workforce explains low inflation
Mauldin Economics' Patrick Watson says we all miss an opportunity by letting the needs of seniors go unanswered. Loneliness is expensive because it is unhealthy
20th Dec 18, 10:40am
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Mauldin Economics' Patrick Watson says we all miss an opportunity by letting the needs of seniors go unanswered. Loneliness is expensive because it is unhealthy
Treasury boss Gabriel Makhlouf says the age of superannuation entitlement ‘probably should increase’ to help manage what an economist calls NZ’s ‘looming fiscal time-bomb’
1st Jun 18, 7:38am
by Jason Walls
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Treasury boss Gabriel Makhlouf says the age of superannuation entitlement ‘probably should increase’ to help manage what an economist calls NZ’s ‘looming fiscal time-bomb’
The NZ Initiative's Richard Baker says the Bank of Mum & Dad is a transfer of wealth to the young, leaving the parents with new debt and expense, and highlighting all that's wrong with our housing market
2nd Apr 18, 7:55am
by Guest
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The NZ Initiative's Richard Baker says the Bank of Mum & Dad is a transfer of wealth to the young, leaving the parents with new debt and expense, and highlighting all that's wrong with our housing market
Brian Fallow probes National, Labour & NZ First's stances on superannuation and argues they are too relaxed about the snowballing costs
17th Mar 17, 9:18am
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Brian Fallow probes National, Labour & NZ First's stances on superannuation and argues they are too relaxed about the snowballing costs
Auckland to lead NZ jobs growth over next four years as Christchurch falls below national average, Infometrics says
15th Mar 17, 12:44pm
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Auckland to lead NZ jobs growth over next four years as Christchurch falls below national average, Infometrics says
'It is harder for young people these days to buy a house than it was for the Baby Boomers. This is not because of greed by older people,' Tony Alexander says
10th Mar 17, 11:47am
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'It is harder for young people these days to buy a house than it was for the Baby Boomers. This is not because of greed by older people,' Tony Alexander says
Anthony Healy tweets apology for Tony Alexander's 'inflammatory remarks' about the housing crisis, saying inter-generational debates aren't helpful
6th Mar 17, 1:32pm
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Anthony Healy tweets apology for Tony Alexander's 'inflammatory remarks' about the housing crisis, saying inter-generational debates aren't helpful
BNZ's Tony Alexander challenges young people to drink as many lattes, hire as many feng shui consultants and subscribe to as many TV channels as the boomers did, if they want to buy a house
2nd Mar 17, 5:06pm
by Tony Alexander
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BNZ's Tony Alexander challenges young people to drink as many lattes, hire as many feng shui consultants and subscribe to as many TV channels as the boomers did, if they want to buy a house
Baby boomers leveraging off capital gains to buy investment properties rather than paying off the mortgage as they head towards retirement
14th Nov 16, 4:50pm
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Baby boomers leveraging off capital gains to buy investment properties rather than paying off the mortgage as they head towards retirement
John Mauldin argues the global central bank community’s policies have created an environment of risk that is looking more and more like a bubble in search of a pin
11th Oct 16, 11:46am
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John Mauldin argues the global central bank community’s policies have created an environment of risk that is looking more and more like a bubble in search of a pin
We know banks are holding back OCR cuts from borrowers, so what sort of deal are savers getting?
31st Aug 16, 2:14pm
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We know banks are holding back OCR cuts from borrowers, so what sort of deal are savers getting?
Deloitte labels Generation X the next big fee pool for financial services firms with retirement, debt management and budgeting for large expenses on their agenda
26th Jan 16, 9:39am
Deloitte labels Generation X the next big fee pool for financial services firms with retirement, debt management and budgeting for large expenses on their agenda