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Tax break boosts your super income

Tax break boosts your super income

Tax break boosts your super income

Salary sacrificing easily lowers your tax rate while growing your nest egg.

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Older Aussies embrace empty nests

Older Aussies embrace empty nests

Older Aussies embrace empty nests

Getting kids out of the family home contributes to financial and social freedom.

Energy prices hit pensioners hard

Energy prices hit pensioners hard

Energy prices hit pensioners hard

Householders’ income spent on energy in Australia is surging, says ACOSS.

Solar savings explained

Solar savings explained

Solar savings explained

There’s a cost to installing a solar system, but it should eventually save you money.

Calls to ban for-profit super funds

Calls to ban for-profit super funds

Calls to ban for-profit super funds

ALP senate candidate urges industry super funds to force companies to pay tax.

Super fund safeguards sought

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Super fund safeguards sought

Minimum balances, better education put on the agenda.

Who can you trust with your money?

Who can you trust with your money?

Who can you trust with your money?

There is a way to rebuild trust in the financial planning sector, a peak body ...

Superannuation

Female nest eggs set cracking pace

Pollster warns super balances not enough for retirement independent of Age Pension.

Super women

Is your super being maximised?

Super rules are changing all the time. Here we tell you what you need to know now.

Drive your dollar further

Calls to ban for-profit super funds

ALP senate candidate urges industry super funds to force companies to pay tax.

Ban for-profit super?

Banking & Investment

Grandfathered commissions stopped

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

About time

Reverse mortgages concern ASIC

Older Australians are increasingly turning to reverse mortgages to fund their retirement.

Hit reverse!

Massive sting targets ATMs

Banks are on alert for a co-ordinated cyber attack plan to target their ATMs.

Australian banks on alert

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

Seven of the whackiest wills ever

Seven strange messages from the grave for those who survived.

Testing testament

Creating a will without legal help?

Arty wants to know if he can create a will without the help of a lawyer.

DIY will or won’t?

Will loan and rent affect pension?

How to assess the impact of borrowing to build a home.

How to structure build

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

Seven of the whackiest wills ever

Seven strange messages from the grave for those who survived.

Testing testament

Ten million ‘lack the will’

Ten million Australians are in danger of losing control of their estate.

How’s your inheritance?

Creating a will without legal help?

Arty wants to know if he can create a will without the help of a lawyer.

DIY will or won’t?

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

Older Aussies embrace empty nests

Getting kids out of the family home contributes to financial and social freedom.

Finally free!

Energy prices hit pensioners hard

Householders’ income spent on energy in Australia is surging, says ACOSS.

Energy woes

Health and transport drive up costs

Transport has been a significant driver of price increases in the past year.

Driving up costs

Finance News

How to let others invest your money

You may be the best person to manage your own money.

It’s your money

Tax break boosts your super income

Salary sacrificing easily lowers your tax rate while growing your nest egg.

Sensible sacrifice

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There’s a cost to installing a solar system, but it should eventually save you money.

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