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Exchange-traded funds explained

Exchange-traded funds explained

Exchange-traded funds explained

Ben explains exchange traded funds and how they could work for you.

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Price-gouging rampant during crisis

couple buying a freezer

Price-gouging rampant during crisis

The highest prices weren’t being paid for toilet paper, masks and sanitiser, either.

Carer Allowance explained

What is the Carer Allowance and who can get it?

Carer Allowance explained

If you give daily care to somebody in need, you may be eligible for the ...

Are you in aged care denial?

Are you in aged care denial?

Are you in aged care denial?

Challenger shares five facts that might surprise you when it comes to aged care planning. ...

Explained: E10 fuel

Everything you need to know about E10 fuel

Explained: E10 fuel

Why do we need E10? Is it safe for your car? Paul Murrell explains.

‘Fast cash’ relief for older Aussies

Older Australians can now access ‘fast cash’ instead of accessing super

‘Fast cash’ relief for older Aussies

Is drawing on home equity in times such as these a more sensible option?

Middle Australia’s mean pension test

Middle Australia’s mean pension test

Middle Australia’s mean pension test

Actuaries worry means test will force Australians to spend savings before retirement.

Superannuation

Trends redefining retirement

Retirement planning is complex, but these trends are set to make things even harder.

Trendsetters

Your super may save the economy

Investments will help member balances and get the economy growing again.

Super a saviour

Noel Whittaker on riding out the storm

Personal finance expert answers key financial questions from panicked Australians.

Which way to jump?

Banking & Investment

Exchange-traded funds explained

Ben explains exchange traded funds and how they could work for you.

Should you invest?

Noel Whittaker on riding out the storm

Personal finance expert answers key financial questions from panicked Australians.

Which way to jump?

Money 101: risk and return

Understanding this concept is a fundamental plank in being money smart.

The way forward

Credit Cards

Credit card refunds for travel

Paul is yet to get money back for cancelled travel and wonders if his bank can help.

Worth a try

Bank ‘support’ you should avoid

Banks have been quick to introduce hardship measures, but be wary of this move.

Match card to spending

Credit ratings safe from COVID-19

Banks will not report failed payments; creditors under pressure to freeze interest.

Good move by banks

Property

Trends redefining retirement

Retirement planning is complex, but these trends are set to make things even harder.

Trendsetters

How will land tax affect retirees?

Victoria and NSW are considering scrapping stamp duty in favour of land taxes.

What it means

Tips for painting interior woodwork

Use our top tips to get a flawless finish while painting your interior woodwork.

Get painting

Insurance

Older Aussies at risk of ‘dud’ insurance

‘Activities of daily living tests’ preventing payouts to unemployed Aussies.

‘Unfair’ tests

Do you still need life insurance?

Are you sure that you don’t need your life insurance policy any more?

Five reasons to keep it

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?’

Legal & General

Are you being cut out of a will?

Candice is worried her mother is trying to cut her out of her will.

Unkindest cut

How much to update a will?

Marcia wants to know how much it will cost to update her will.

How much will it cost?

Know your consumer rights

Are you adept at asking for refunds, managing your energy plans and negotiating prices?

How to fight big business

Mortgage & Home Loans

Busting reverse mortgage myths

Josh Funder sets the record straight on reverse mortgages.

Setting the record straight

The retirement income squeeze

For most of us, 2020 has not been what we expected.

Contingency plan

How can I use a household loan?

If your retirement income has taken a hit, a household loan might be the right approach.

Household loans

Seniors Finance

Fraudster phone calls

And how to spot when you are talking to one.

Friend or fraud?

Are you being cut out of a will?

Candice is worried her mother is trying to cut her out of her will.

Unkindest cut

Mistakes you must avoid this tax time

Beware these capital gains tax risks when claiming deductions for working from home.

Home office rules

Finance News

Stress and finance during pandemic

Almost one in two Australians say they are more stressed because of the COVID-19 crisis.

Stress rising

Banks offer further assistance

As the first phase of COVID-19 assistance from the banks ends, new plans are announced.

Help is here

GST holiday to ease recession

Why this recession will be different, and what can be done to help.

GST holiday

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