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    Wage Cuts Create Problems
    Investment Research Group
    Investment Research Group
     29 August 2009
    Increasingly, I am running into people who are taking pay cuts in one form or another in the interest of their struggling employers. I am also aware of a number of companies that have trimmed staff incomes, often by 5% - 10%.
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    Secrets of Real Estate Agents
    22 Aug 2009: Sorry - this is my third column in a row about real estate commissions. It’s just that readers keep responding. Lately it’s been agents or former agents, letting us in on their secrets. ... more
    Readers Love or Loathe Real Estate Fee Idea
    8 Aug 2009: The subject of real estate commissions brings out strong emotions – as reader response to my last column shows. ... more
    A Fairer Deal for All on Real Estate Agent Commissions
    25 Jul 2009: Now – with real estate agents hungry for listings - might be a good time for home sellers to negotiate a new way of paying agents.... more
    Recession Could Be A Blessing For Most
    11 Jul 2009: The response to a question in a recent survey bothered me a little. Asked what they would do with a $10,000 cash windfall, 54.3 per cent of the respondents said they would pay off debt or save the money – down from 58.3 per cent three months earlier.... more
    Government Super Plan Shortsighted
    5 Jul 2009: Memo to the National Government: Time to learn some investment basics. Here’s an example: You have to invest money to make money. Another is: The price paid for assets dictates the return you get from it in perpetuity. And a third: Borrowing to invest is okay if your returns are higher than your costs. ... more
    How would you have done in Financial Knowledge Survey?
    27 Jun 2009: It’s question time. How would you have answered the following in a recent survey: “Which is generally considered to make you the most money over the next 15 to 20 years: a savings account, range of shares, range of fixed interest investments, or a cheque account?”... more
    Anecdotal Indicators About Our Economy
    20 Jun 2009: The latest in my anecdotal indicators about our economy come from the hospitality industry.... more
    Time To Top Up Kiwisaver And Make The Most Of The Scheme
    13 Jun 2009: Mid-June is top up time for many people in KiwiSaver. If you don’t take action in the next week or two, you could miss out on up to a thousand dollars or so from the government.... more
    Nyah Nyah To Morningstar
    30 May 2009: One aspect of the recent Morningstar report on investors’ experience of managed funds - in which New Zealand came bottom out of 16 countries – got little coverage in the news media. Ironically, it’s about media coverage.... more



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     Today's News

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