Finance

Private health insurance exodus

Private health insurance exodus

Private health insurance exodus

‘Of course it’s concerning, we know people are finding it hard to cover the cost ...

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  1. 'Comfort’ levels fall
  1. When you shouldn’t use your card
  1. Are you too smart to be scammed?
  1. Live well at home as you age
  1. Older Aussies and housing choices

You don’t need $1 million to retire

Scott Pape tells why you don’t need $1 million to retire

You don’t need $1 million to retire

Financial adviser Scott Pape outlines the retirement strategy ‘that works for everyone’.

Terry’s downsizing dilemma

Terry’s downsizing dilemma

Terry’s downsizing dilemma

Terry wants to sell his home and has questions about what to do with the ...

Could gift hurt grandparents’ income?

Could gift hurt grandparents’ income?

Could gift hurt grandparents’ income?

Noel Whittaker explains how duo can best set aside money for their granddaughter.

How to pick the right credit card

How to pick the right credit card

How to pick the right credit card

Credit cards are a convenient way to pay for things, but that convenience can come ...

Calls to change inheritance laws

Calls to change inheritance laws

Calls to change inheritance laws

Australia is one of only seven OECD countries without any inheritance, estate or gift taxes. ...

How does gifting affect pension?

Centrelink Q&A: How does gifting affect the Age Pension?

How does gifting affect pension?

Garry and his wife have accounts for the grandkids, but now it is time to ...

Superannuation

‘Why was my pension cut?’

Max’s pension has been cut from $574 a fortnight to just $220, and he wants to know why.

The unkindest cut

Terry’s downsizing dilemma

Terry wants to sell his home and has questions about what to do with the money.

Downsizing dilemma

Calls to change inheritance laws

Australia is one of only seven OECD countries without any inheritance, estate or gift taxes.

Too generous?

Banking & Investment

How to pick the right credit card

Credit cards are a convenient way to pay for things, but that convenience can come at a cost.

Credit choice

How negative rates could cost you

Could Australian banks charge for deposits and pay customers to borrow money?

How low can we go?

One in 50 ‘fleeced’ by bank

Big four bank engaged in unconscionable conduct and misleading and deceptive conduct, say lawyers.

One in 50 fleeced

Credit Cards

How to pick the right credit card

Credit cards are a convenient way to pay for things, but that convenience can come at a cost.

Credit choice

When you shouldn’t use your card

Older Australians are increasingly asking for help in managing credit card debt.

Manage your credit

Are you too smart to be scammed?

Australians are set to lose a record amount to scams in 2019, according to the ACCC.

Are you scam smart?

Property

Terry’s downsizing dilemma

Terry wants to sell his home and has questions about what to do with the money.

Downsizing dilemma

Bridging finance and the pension

John has bought a new home as the first step in downsizing and needs some help.

Too many homes?

Live well at home as you age

Australians prefer to stay in their own home as they age. Can you afford the renovations required?

Fund your future

Insurance

Private health insurance exodus

‘Of course it’s concerning, we know people are finding it hard to cover the cost of the premiums, and private health is perceived as expensive,’ says peak body chief.

A sinking ship

Health insurance in ‘death spiral’

NIB boss wants Medicare abolished.

Crisis time

Insurers blasted for odious tactics

Watchdog blasts some insurers’ investigation practices.

Harmful processes

Legal & General

Calls to change inheritance laws

Australia is one of only seven OECD countries without any inheritance, estate or gift taxes.

Too generous?

Calls to change inheritance laws

Australia is one of only seven OECD countries without any inheritance, estate or gift taxes.

Too generous?

Will kind hearts lead to will war?

Lawyer Rod Cunich tells how best to protect will from excluded grandchildren.

Will grandkids revolt?

Mortgage & Home Loans

Live well at home as you age

Australians prefer to stay in their own home as they age. Can you afford the renovations required?

Fund your future

A third of Aussies defeated by debt

Research shows nearly nine million Australians are aware of their credit mismanagement.

Defeated by debt

The retirement challenge

Your life expectancy has increased – will your retirement savings last the distance?

Retirement challenge

Seniors Finance

Terry’s downsizing dilemma

Terry wants to sell his home and has questions about what to do with the money.

Downsizing dilemma

Could gift hurt grandparents’ income?

Noel Whittaker explains how duo can best set aside money for their granddaughter.

Are there tax worries?

How to pick the right credit card

Credit cards are a convenient way to pay for things, but that convenience can come at a cost.

Credit choice

Finance News

Calls to change inheritance laws

Australia is one of only seven OECD countries without any inheritance, estate or gift taxes.

Too generous?

Stingiest generation revealed

Australians spend almost $20 billion on gifts each year, but some generations are more generous than others.

Tight-fisted with gifts

One in four retirees losing money

Over-65s are the most targeted group for scammers, and baby boomers aged 55 to 64 were the next in line.

Wise up