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Retirees in biggest gamble: study

Retirees in biggest gamble: study

Retirees in biggest gamble: study

Older men more likely to play poker, while older women stick to bingo: study.

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How to budget without the pain

How to budget without the pain

How to budget without the pain

Making and sticking to a budget isn’t easy, but there are ways to ease the ...

The price of love on Valentine’s Day

The price of love on Valentine’s Day

The price of love on Valentine’s Day

Roses are red, violets are blue, but beware the costs of ‘I love you’.

Will an inheritance affect Linda’s pension?

Will an inheritance affect Linda’s pension?

Will an inheritance affect Linda’s pension?

Some lump sums are excluded from assessment, but which ones?

Can money woes break your heart?

Can money woes break your heart?

Can money woes break your heart?

Taking risks with joint finances and hiding debt leads to higher rates of divorce

10 tips for a fresh financial start

10 tips for a fresh financial start

10 tips for a fresh financial start

Feeling the post-Christmas blues? Cheer up with these easy ways to save in 2018.

Get money back when you shop

Get money back when you shop

Get money back when you shop

Online stores will allow you to grab a discount via cash-back websites.

Superannuation

Super red tape to be slashed

Handing tax office power to rule on early access to super ‘will cut red tape’.

Early access review

Tax breaks could make super worse

Superannuation system still failing Australia’s poorest: Grattan.

Tax trouble

Don’t panic over share losses

Super fund members told to sit tight for share market recovery.

Super safe

Banking & Investment

Big banks cop quick blast

Commission boss immediately on the front foot as inquiry gets under way.

Deliver or else

ASIC takes CommBank to court

ASIC commences civil proceedings against CommBank over alleged rate manipulation.

Rigging rates

Learn about shares and win $2000

The ASX will give you $50,000 of play money to learn about the share market.

To market, to market

Credit Cards

Protecting your Paywave

Will an RFID skimguard save your savings, or are they a waste of money?

Safe from scammers

Crackdown on credit card offers

Revamped code of conduct seeks to rebuild trust in banks.

In their debt

Set your financial goals for 2018

ASIC is encouraging Australians to start the New Year by setting financial goals.

New Year’s resolution

Property

How to pass your assets on to your kids

The move that allows you to pass property to your kids without upsetting Centrelink.

Gift giving

Home renovation traps

If you are thinking of renovating before downsizing, be sure to avoid these traps.

Renovation rescue

Writing a will with homes in two countries

Rod Cunich answers your questions about death taxes and family obligations.

See a specialist

Insurance

Insurers asked to stop rorting

Call for insurance rule exemption that disadvantages policyholders to be dropped.

Imperfect policies

Tips to save on insurance costs

It might be as simple as picking up the phone and asking.

Take time to shop around

Set your financial goals for 2018

ASIC is encouraging Australians to start the New Year by setting financial goals.

New Year’s resolution

Legal & General

How much to update a Will?

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

How much will it cost?

How do I secure my son's future?

Beverley wants to know how best to ensure her adult son has a secure future.

Specialist advice

Do I really need a will?

Amy wants to know if she needs to make a will to have her wishes fulfilled.

Your will be done

Mortgage & Home Loans

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

How older Australians can refinance their mortgage

Don’t believe the myth that older borrowers can’t refinance their home loan.

Home loans

Seniors Finance

This retail therapy will kill debt

Make this strategy a monthly habit and watch your savings grow and clutter disappear.

Save heaps in 30 days

Get other drivers to pay your rego

Tired of paying huge car costs? Recoup those expenses by renting out your four wheels.

Tread this path

Will I lose my concession card?

Gerald wants to know if he’ll lose his Pensioner Concession Card.

Centrelink Q&A

Finance News

Don’t panic over share losses

Super fund members told to sit tight for share market recovery.

Super safe

ASIC takes CommBank to court

ASIC commences civil proceedings against CommBank over alleged rate manipulation.

Rigging rates

Should you declare an inheritance?

Kate wants to know if she needs to declare an inheritance to Centrelink.

Centrelink Q&A

News

Energy costs are responsible

More than three million Australian retirees are living on a fixed income.

How do you compare?

An ethical way to make money

Ethics beats traditional investments for superannuation funds.

Many happy returns

How to splash someone else’s cash

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