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  • #1740737
    Bryan
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    Member since: October 28, 2006
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    Bryan

    I agree!!

    My Brother’s Father-in-Law wouldn’t give permission for them to marry unless they had a “NEW” house to move into!

    Can you image the same thing happening today? Or would his wishes make a difference?

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

    #1740738
    jens
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    Member since: May 3, 2006
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    jens

    Yes paulinem.

    Would it now  be not too boring, inappropriate and  despicable  to  suggest  for  critical discussion,  that if  we  cranked  up  our national capital savings  rate  through the  NZ Super  Fund, KiwiSaver  and  un-assisted  individual efforts, such  home  ownership  assistance  as  was  available through  family benefit  capitalization  might  become  possible  again in a sustainable  way ?

    #1740739
    huiatahi
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    huiatahi

    Let it go Jens…. youre preaching to the wrong people

    huiatahi

    #1740741
    paulinem
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    paulinem

    Bryan the reality today with our young, is they would take no notice of what Dad said must happen. And most young people today would likely not marry just live together 🙂

    Yes as you correctly suggested the world has changed in values etc  since the time your brother was married.

    Huiatahi – Jens  head is simply not in the world the rest of us  live in today,  when he whines and whines about how we must save etc. Jens refuses to  face the reality in todays world that most of those looking for a first home, dont have any money left to  save. This is  due to rent/ energy/ travel to just begin with takes up  most of their  income. Sadly for many  low incomes food  expenditure comes  in the end  of their expenditure to use with  what little money they have  left to live on, after the first three are paid.

     

    #1740743
    paulinem
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    paulinem

    Jens for those of our young whom are earning good money, many have given up on home ownership due to the ridiculous high  values of homes in many places in NZ. These young can afford to pay the high rent and  in doing so  have none of the ownership responsibilities to pay for ie local rates insurance maintenance etc.

    The young today on good money can in todays world can  also so easily get a credit card for a limit of thousands,  and thus  easily they can easily pay for goods and   benifits on credit for the pleasures they enjoy.

    In short Jens you need to move your head out of the old world when you were young and face the reality of life today under our liberal economy  for most in NZ todays  workforce.

    #1740744
    rob023
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    rob023

    Jens old chap, you go for it! Preach on, Paulinem’s doing enough of it.

    #1740755
    don021
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    don021

    People with a credit card seem to think it is the end of their financial worries, yet in fact it is the beginning of so many holders worries, buy now, pay later, with interest.
    Credit cards are the worst financial things initiated in the past 50 years, they urge people to spend money they do not have, run up a debt, huge in some cases,which makes whatever they bought very expensive. Why add to the banks huge profits, Aus. banks exporting 4 BILLION annually, yet N.Z. customers still patronise them. Why???

    #1740770
    Hero42
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    Hero42

    It is all in the way you use a credit card.

    Pay it off in full before the due date or better still on the due date and you pay no interest.

    The banks don’t like that.

    Cheers 🙂

    #1740781
    Bryan
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    Bryan

    That’s the way Hero!

    What gets me is the bank wanting to double the credit limit every year.

    Why the hell would a pensioner want a credit limit of $14,000.00 for? They know what the income is as they asked all that when you apply for it.

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  Bryan.
    #1740785
    huiatahi
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    Member since: March 22, 2017
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    huiatahi

    I used to have a credit card paid off every month until they put their fees up and really annoyed me.  Now I’ve got a credit/ debit card so I can still use it online but if I can’t pay for something now I don’t buy it.  I’m sure jens will be pleased to hear that 😮

    huiatahi

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