Finance

How to avoid dividend dismay

How to avoid dividend dismay

How to avoid dividend dismay

InvestSMART warns: don’t put a high yield too far up your list of wants.

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Smart ways John can minimise tax

Smart ways John can minimise tax

Smart ways John can minimise tax

Noel Whittaker explains the CGT implications of a plan to subdivide.

Digital payment firm’s fee sting

Digital payment firm’s fee sting

Digital payment firm’s fee sting

New plan makes payments easier, but being late will be costly.

Knowing your gift card rights

Knowing your gift card rights

Knowing your gift card rights

There is no worse feeling than finding an expired gift card, but can you do ...

How public trustees can help you

How public trustees can help you

How public trustees can help you

For a small fee, public trustees can make financial and legal worries disappear.

Retirees living the dream: report

well-off retiree

Retirees living the dream: report

Most retirees are comfortable and can actually save in retirement, report finds.

Big brands marched to the bench

Big brands marched to the bench

Big brands marched to the bench

Finally, a watchdog with real bite chases makers of well-known products to court.

Superannuation

The sting in your fund's tail

Shop around for better value, superannuation specialist urges.

Retirees 'fleeced'

How to manage the retirement years

Your super is as good as it’s going to get, now to use those funds effectively.

Decumulation frontier

The 10 best and worst super funds

Online investment adviser Stockspot releases its annual super rankings.

Fat cats and fit cats

Banking & Investment

How to avoid dividend dismay

InvestSMART warns: don’t put a high yield too far up your list of wants.

Which shares are best?

Franking credits could cost votes

A survey of older Aussies finds little support for closing the franking credits loophole.

ALP’s vote loser

Grandfathered commissions stopped

The National Australia Bank announces it will stop taking grandfathered commissions.

About time

Credit Cards

Online shopping never riskier

Thieves steal almost $500 million in 2017 from bank cards used to shop online.

What can you do?

Aussies stung by credit card fees

Should you use a credit or debit card, or put your money in a pre-paid travel card?

Ripped off

The reason Aussies overspend

The decreasing reliance on cash is leading people to lose control of their finances.

Tap-and-go broke

Property

Is the ‘tree-change’ back in vogue?

There has been a surge in demand for properties located in ‘lifestyle’ regions.

Tree-change option

Easing tax load on beneficiaries

Noel Whittaker tells Jane how to organise her assets to minimise taxes on her death.

Ease the heirs’ tax load

How to limit issues after death

Brian has Powers of Attorney and pre-paid funerals on his mind.

All in the planning

Insurance

How to bequeath life insurance

Patrick asks Rod Cunich for help on how to bequeath insurance on his wife’s life.

‘What should I know?’

The issue with insurance fine print

Government-mandated insurance disclosure doesn’t help make purchasing decisions.

Designed to confuse

Should I keep my life insurance?

Noel Whittaker tells Andrea whether she and her husband should ditch life insurance.

More costly every year

Legal & General

Can I share legacy with siblings?

Lawyer Rod Cunich explains the ramifications of Jeff’s planned generosity.

Tax implications

Big brands marched to the bench

Finally, a watchdog with real bite chases makers of well-known products to court.

Cheating ways

Is it too late to seek will info?

Children hit a brick wall when seeking details of late father’s will.

Difficult chase

Mortgage & Home Loans

Lending your child a helping hand

Younger people are finding it harder to break into the property market, but you can help.

You can help

Bank practice putting seniors at risk

Lenders to blame for the surging rates of mortgage stress.

Retirement risk

How to cope when rates rise

Noel Whittaker has a simple tip for managing your mortgage when rates rise again.

Managing the mortgage

Seniors Finance

Centrelink Q&A: Living overseas

Charles spent most of his working life in Australia but has chosen to retire overseas.

Pension pals

Franking credits could cost votes

A survey of older Aussies finds little support for closing the franking credits loophole.

ALP’s vote loser

Should this tax loophole be closed?

Labor’s unpopular franking credits policy has a new enemy.

Will you be affected?

Finance News

Can I share legacy with siblings?

Lawyer Rod Cunich explains the ramifications of Jeff’s planned generosity.

Tax implications

Centrelink Q&A: Living overseas

Charles spent most of his working life in Australia but has chosen to retire overseas.

Pension pals

Average retiree 'needs tax refund'

MPs have been urged not to remove cash refunds for franking credits.

Unkindest cut

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