Finance

When granny flats go wrong

When granny flats go wrong – the perils for retired parents

When granny flats go wrong

The potential perils for parents in granny flats highlight the need for law reform.

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Is maintaining a home worth it?

Is maintaining a home worth it?

Is maintaining a home worth it?

Has owning a home really become more expensive? Matt Grudnoff investigates.

Retirees expect more assistance

Government is not doing enough for retirees: YLC members

Retirees expect more assistance

YourLifeChoices members believe the government is not doing enough to support retirees.

ATO doubles down on retirees

ATO doubles down on retirees

ATO doubles down on retirees

Rental property owners are being warned to ensure their claims are accurate this tax time.

Borrow or dig up the super?

Would it be better to borrow from the bank or should I use my super?

Borrow or dig up the super?

Would Kerry avoid interest payments if he used his super instead of a bank loan ...

Superannuation facing a grim year

Superannuation facing a grim year

Superannuation facing a grim year

Superannuation is facing a grim financial year as markets flatten.

Medicare rebate freeze explained

How does the Medicare rebate freeze affect you?

Medicare rebate freeze explained

Labor promises to end freeze within 50 days if it is elected.

Superannuation

Borrow or dig up the super?

Would Kerry avoid interest payments if he used his super instead of a bank loan to build a new home?

Loan or savings?

Superannuation facing a grim year

Superannuation is facing a grim financial year as markets flatten.

Super set to fall

Research reveals bad super products

Reduced returns for twice the cost – the problem with bank-owned super products.

Is your fund a dud?

Banking & Investment

Backing up claims to fix banking

The Government commits $607m to fix banking and finance system.

Budget day bonus

Watchdog lashes banks – again

Finance bodies ‘too slow’ in reviews of fees-for-no-service scandals: ASIC.

Delays ‘unreasonable’

What of the victims of bank crime?

The next step for the royal commission is ensuring that victims get compensation.

Who’ll foot the bill?

Credit Cards

Assessing credit card sign-up deals

Credit card sign-up deals can be good value – if you get the right one.

Doing the maths

What if your property doesn’t sell?

Downsizing might seem like a great idea, but what do you do if your property doesn’t sell?

Stuck on the block

Credit card switcheroos that work

Promotional offers to avoid crippling credit card debt are useful, but not free.

How to cheat debt

Property

When granny flats go wrong

The potential perils for parents in granny flats highlight the need for law reform.

What does the law say?

How your home can boost your income

Are you an asset-rich but cash-poor homeowner? Emmett Wilkinson has some solutions.

Turning a home into funds

Is maintaining a home worth it?

Has owning a home really become more expensive? Matt Grudnoff investigates.

Is it worth it?

Insurance

Are insurance bonuses income?

Brendan wants to know how Centrelink will assess bonuses from his life insurance policy.

Bonus money?

Expect ‘awful stories’: insurers

Insurers are deeply concerned about a government crackdown on life insurance policies.

Millions to lose cover

Insurance claims: Your rights

Making a claim on an insurance policy isn’t as simple as a quick phone call to your provider.

Insurance claims 101

Legal & General

Blocking father from son’s legacy

Joan wants to leave her son a legacy but block his controlling father.

What does Rod say?

What will an executor cost?

Where to find an executor when family and friends are ruled out?

Can charity fill role?

Cutting estranged child out of will

Rod Cunich tells how best to prepare to avoid a challenge.

Court considerations

Mortgage & Home Loans

Home loans in retirement

Ron has returned to Australia and wants to buy a house but is worried about the process.

Home loan hassle

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

Seniors Finance

Blocking father from son’s legacy

Joan wants to leave her son a legacy but block his controlling father.

What does Rod say?

Cost-proof your home

Older Australians want to age at home, but how can they minimise those big household bills?

Contain those bills

What is putting pressure on you?

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.5 per cent in the December quarter of 2018.

Food on the table

Finance News

ATO doubles down on retirees

Rental property owners are being warned to ensure their claims are accurate this tax time.

Tax time worry

Superannuation facing a grim year

Superannuation is facing a grim financial year as markets flatten.

Super set to fall

Backing up claims to fix banking

The Government commits $607m to fix banking and finance system.

Budget day bonus

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