Finance

Super news – for some

Super performance in september

Super news – for some

September quarter has some super members grinning again.

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Super fund that’s tops for satisfaction

retail fund with most satisfied customers

Super fund that’s tops for satisfaction

Which fund is keeping its customers happiest?

Affordable gadgets that make life easier

Affordable gadgets that make life easier

Affordable gadgets that make life easier

It can be difficult to keep up with new technology, but it doesn’t have to ...

COVID tax deductions explained

COVID-related tax deductions explained

COVID tax deductions explained

As with everything in 2020, your tax return may look very different this year.

The key to your post-COVID recovery?

The key to your post-COVID recovery?

The key to your post-COVID recovery?

Financial advice hard to access and expensive, says Financial Planning Association chair.

Big spending Budget to create jobs

Frydenberg deliver federal budget 2020

Big spending Budget to create jobs

Government hopes initiatives will create 950,000 new jobs in the next four years. ...

House brand vs big brands

10 products you should always buy house brand

House brand vs big brands

Loyalty is a great quality, but it can be costly when you shop.

Superannuation

Divorce and your super

Did you know that superannuation is a divisible asset?

Splitting super

Super news – for some

September quarter has some super members grinning again.

The power of growth

Transition to retirement explained

A transition to retirement strategy lets you access some super and keep working.

Complex strategy

Banking & Investment

Holding bank to account

Can a bank insist that you visit a branch in order to close an account?

‘No control’

Introductory rate merry-go-round

The big tip for Melbourne Cup day is a big fat RBA rate cut, say experts.

Time to hop on?

Government removing consumer protections

The Morrison government plans to remove lending legislation introduced after the GFC.

Selling debt

Credit Cards

How to prepare if your job is shaky

Financial adviser Helen Baker tells what you should be doing.

Juggling the finances

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

Property

Strategy to combat loneliness, poverty

Many older Australians forced to rent are open to sharing living spaces.

Sharing the load

How is overseas property assessed?

Maria has property in Spain that she is unable to sell. Would she be eligible for a pension?

Overseas assets

Improve lighting in your home

If you’re in need of ‘lightening up’, here’s how to light up your world in lockdown.

Brighten up your home

Insurance

Funds boost for medical website blasted

Doctors still don’t have to disclose fees to lavishly funded medical bill site.

Site a ‘white elephant’

Demand better from life insurance

I’m writing this to show you how life insurance can be done right.

Life insurance done properly

Safety fears in home hospital scheme

Could extended hospital-in-the-home scheme put your health at risk?

Bringing it all back home

Legal & General

Divorce and your super

Did you know that superannuation is a divisible asset?

Splitting super

Defaulting on a mortgage

Like any big commitment, breaking a mortgage can have serious consequences.

Default decisions

Explained: Creating your own will

Creating your will is actually a lot easier than you might think.

Get it sorted

Mortgage & home Loans

Defaulting on a mortgage

Like any big commitment, breaking a mortgage can have serious consequences.

Default decisions

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

Seniors Finance

Key to keeping retirement plans ‘real’

How far your retirement funds need to stretch depends on how long you are likely to live.

Doing the maths

Time to rediscover past passions

Wanted to paint or learn another language, but never found the time? Now you have it!

Time to get started

Bank of mum and dad under siege

Kids returning to the family home are straining their parents’ finances.

Generation Boomerang

Finance News

Electricity prices falling

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission finds electricity reforms working.

Do you believe it?

Thousands struggling to pay power bills

Money is always tight for Hobart grandmother Kathy Flynn, but never before has a bill brought her to tears.

Rising bills

Mum and dad energy projects take off

Everyday Australians are building their own renewables projects. And you can too.

Community action

Estate planning & wills

Wills made simple a success

YourLifeChoices’ first webinar with willed.com.au a success.

Is your will up to date?

Families failing on ‘taboo topics’

How to have ‘that’ conversation without upsetting the family is still an issue.

Minimising stress

Could an online will work for you?

Many of us put off making or updating a will, but we all know we shouldn’t.

Register for free webinar

Money Q&A

What is the Future Fund?

Established in 2006, the Future Fund was meant to strengthen government finances.

Funding our future?

Economists have their say on super

The vast majority of leading Australian economists oppose super hikes set for 2021.

Call to stop super hikes

Lessons from parents that never get old

When it comes to money, maybe our parents and grandparents did know best.

Back to basics

Seniors savings & discounts

What are the differences between concession cards?

Are the Pensioner Concession Card and the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card different?

Concession confusion

Your allowances and discounts

How can age pensioners ensure they are making every dollar count?

All your allowances

Discounts are just what doctor ordered

This discount is just what the doctor ordered: Do you qualify?

Power struggle begone

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