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Pretend you make less and save

Pretend you make less and save

Pretending that you earn less can save you money.

Big banks delay rate cuts

Big banks delay rate cuts

Australia’s biggest banks will profit $68 million by delaying for 17 days the RBA rate ...

Rate cuts call for action

Rate cuts call for action

It’s worthwhile shopping around to see if you can get a better interest rate.

Super stays steady as dollar drops

Super stays steady as dollar drops

The Australian dollar falls to a five-year low, but superannuation returns remain steady.

Great gifts under $25

Great gifts under $25

A selection of Christmas gifts for $25 or less.

Five best Christmas shopping websites

Five best Christmas shopping websites

Online shopping may save you a headache during this silly season.

Super – who gets what?

Super – who gets what?

How can you make sure your family receive your fortune?

ATM skimming explained

ATM skimming explained

NSW Police are reporting a surge of ATM skimming across Australia.

Be aware of elder abuse

Be aware of elder abuse

Take control of your financial affairs and put the right measures in place.

Equity release – is it for you?

Equity release – is it for you?

A Reverse Mortgage may be a good way to access money for those who are ...

Holden to pull out of Australia

Holden to pull out of Australia

Holden boss Mike Devereux announced that the company will stop manufacturing cars in Australia.

Breaking bad money habits

Breaking bad money habits

Understanding your bad money habits and how to fix them will help get your finances ...

Ten penny-pinching tips

Ten penny-pinching tips

Everyone has a favourite tip for saving money or reusing household goods.

Money milestones

Money milestones

Managing your money doesn’t get any easier as you get older, but there are certain ...

Asylum seeker rights

Asylum seeker rights

The UNHCR is "deeply concerned" with living conditions on Nauru and Manus Islands.

How to switch online savings accounts

How to switch online savings accounts

Being unsure of the process is what stops many from switching their saving accounts

Australia gets new money

Australia gets new money

The Reserve Bank of Australia has been working to create new, "youthful" banknotes

Ten money saving Christmas tips

Ten money saving Christmas tips

With Christmas 22 weeks away, you may think you have all the time in the ...

MP Pay Rise

MP Pay Rise

The average salary of a backbencher has increased by $49,640 compared with a year ago.

Tips for the new financial year

Tips for the new financial year

The new financial year is a good time to get back on track.

Love and money

Love and money

All too often a good relationship can be pulled apart by money issues.

Leaving it all behind

Leaving it all behind

We don't often read about what happens after someone dies – from a legal aspect, ...

Children’s savings and grandparents’ gifting

Children’s savings and grandparents’ gifting

Many grandparents across Australia are keen to contribute in some way to the bringing ...

Two-for-one museum entry

Two-for-one museum entry

Culture Connect enables you to save money with two-for-one entry offers to many of ...

Money: you can’t just give it away

Money: you can’t just give it away

Sharing a windfall with family may seem a kind gesture but with the restrictive ...

The rich take all

The rich take all

Has Australia become a nation where greed is officially good? And the rich are ...

Foster Care is too expensive

Foster Care is too expensive

Recently the New South Wales government cut the Foster Care Allowance for over 16s ...

It takes a village

It takes a village

Foster care is expensive. But then so is looking after any child, whether they ...

Call to cut rates

Call to cut rates

Today the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will meet for the ...

Fruit and veg price war – who benefits?

Fruit and veg price war – who benefits?

On Australia Day in 2011 the Coles supermarket chain slashed the price of milk. ...

A bus-load of money

A bus-load of money

Well done Ken Grenda and his sons, Scott and Geoff, who have looked after ...

Australia hands out money

Australia hands out money

The Age has today reported that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) told the world ...

Tips to track your spending

Tips to track your spending

Keeping track of where your money goes isn’t the easiest task. It does, however, ...

Are you money savvy?

Are you money savvy?

We all like to think we understand the basics of money management. Whether it’s ...

Bring forward rules for your non-concessional contributions

Bring forward rules for your non-concessional contributions

An effective way of reaching your retirement goal

Preparing for the first day of the rest of your life

Preparing for the first day of the rest of your life

Retirement is a big step which requires careful planning and a considered approach to ...

Superannuation shortfall solutions

Superannuation shortfall solutions

The earlier you can start planning, the better your chances of meeting your retirement targets.

Age limit abolished

Age limit abolished

The Federal Government has announced that it will be abolishing the age limit for superannuation ...

What can be insured?

What can be insured?

These days you can insure against giving birth to twins or having to cancel ...

Tips for purchasing life insurance

Tips for purchasing life insurance

According to a new study 85 per cent of Australians don’t feel that they ...

Spring clean your finances

Spring clean your finances

As the Irish proverb goes, “if you don’t sow in Spring, you won’t reap ...

Getting things in order - Power of Attorney

Getting things in order - Power of Attorney

Perhaps you offered to deal with a seemingly simple bureaucratic matter on behalf of ...

Why use a planner?

Why use a planner?

Financial planners often get bad press but that doesn’t mean the whole industry should ...

Good housekeeping for SMSFs

Good housekeeping for SMSFs

Australia currently boasts around 435,000 Self Managed Super Funds. Martin Murden provides ...

Pros and cons of reverse mortgages

Pros and cons of reverse mortgages

Like many YOURLifeChoices subscribers, Helene is considering if a reverse mortgage is ...

Transferring your UK pension to Australia

Transferring your UK pension to Australia

Having a pension fund across the world may not be financially beneficial in terms ...

Gifting and DSP

Gifting and DSP

While a gift of money may seem like blessing, you should take into consideration how it will affect your Centrelink payments. Q. Allison My mother is helping me purchase a car by gifting me a sum of money. My son suggested investing this ...

How to make the most of your salary

How to make the most of your salary

Whether retirement is a long way off or just around the corner, it’s ...

Missing money

Missing money

Can you imagine money that is rightfully yours, just sitting somewhere, unclaimed? The Australian ...

Carolyn’s concern for her mother

Carolyn’s concern for her mother

Q. Our 92-year-old mother, who has Macular Degeneration, lives alone on her 50 acres and has been stripped of her life savings by a conman doing a botched asphalting job. What can we do? He drove her to the bank to get the money; the job ...

Reverse Mortgage or Home Equity Conversion

Reverse Mortgage or Home Equity Conversion

A good deal of the assets of Australians are in their homes. About 75% of older Australians own the home where they live and they owe very little or nothing on the property. With a reverse mortgage some of the equity in the home is converted into a lump ...

Withdrawing from a super fund

Withdrawing from a super fund

YOURLifeChoices subscriber Guy, would like to know what effect withdrawing money from his wife’s superannuation would have on his Age Pension. Q. Guy I am a pensioner and I get Centrelink payments as single. My wife will be 60 shortly and ...

Managed Funds

Managed Funds

Over 10 million Australians have found the benefits of investing in managed funds, some of which include time saving, diversification and professional management of your money at competitive costs. General managed funds fall into one of five types: - Cash management - Fixed interest/bond - ...

67 before you get your super

67 before you get your super

Hidden behind the budget news is the recommendation, apparently in the finally released Harmer Review and also the Henry review, to increase the age (from 55 to 67) at which super can be accessed. What will this mean? The Harmer Review into pensions and retirement income ...

Where there’s a will…

Where there’s a will…

Whether you’re leaving your fortune to your grandchildren or the local cat shelter, making ...

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