Linda Sanders: take the money and run

By Linda Sanders In Money

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Many of us dream of living our “freedom years” in the warmth of an endless summer near a white sandy beach. But if you want to access state superannuation, you’ll need to plan carefully to ensure you can bask in the sun while being paid your New Zealand entitlements. A reader writes she lived in New Zealand for 59 years, 40 in full-time work. Ten years ago, she and her husband opted to reside in Rarotonga. Now at retirement age, she says they can’t receive super unless they return to New Zealand full-time or spend six months in each place. She quit her job and travelled to New ...

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