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Pension advance payments

Pension advance payments

Pension advance payments

A pension advance payment could help Tracy deal with a couple of unexpected bills.

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Skimp and stay looking classy

Here are seven tips on looking great while on a budget.

Seven common retirement mistakes

Seven common retirement mistakes

Seven common retirement mistakes

When it comes to retirement, knowing what not to do is just as important as ...

Save on your car costs

Save on your car costs

Save on your car costs

Reduce your car costs with these five money-saving tips.

Tips for stretching a fixed income

Tips for stretching a fixed income

Tips for stretching a fixed income

Money-saving tips to help stretch a fixed income

Calls to cap tax advice deductions

Calls to cap tax advice deductions

Calls to cap tax advice deductions

Labor’s $3000 limit on accounting deductions will only hit millionaires.

How older Australians can refinance their mortgage

How older Australians can refinance their mortgage

How older Australians can refinance their mortgage

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

Superannuation

Could we nationalise our super?

Super reforms appear to have better served the financial sector than fund members.

Too late to change?

Your super just made you wealthier

Roaring trade on the stock exchange has boosted superannuation balances.

Doubling your money

Four tips to protect your super

Four tips to stop your super earnings falling into a fund manager’s hands

Know your nest egg

Banking & Investment

Millionaire factory fleeces savers

Macquarie Bank refuses to explain why it is slashing payments on savings accounts.

Bank mauls interest rate

How mobile banking steals from you

So, you want to bank using your smartphone?

Don’t bank on it

Things your banker won’t tell you

Bankers are just salespeople, and other important lessons you need to know.

Bank secrets

Credit Cards

Beware Xmas surcharge rip-off

ACCC cracks down on excessive payment surcharging.

Find out more

Clearing debt on an Age Pension

Financial Counsellor Claire Tacon offers invaluable tips on avoiding the debt spiral.

Doing away with debt

How to do your banking for free

Beat the banks at their own game by avoiding fees when you switch.

Never pay fees again

Property

Renters face homelessness risk

Growing number of homeless made up of elderly people who rented.

Pensioners in poverty

Spruce up your home for less

A few simple tasks can have your home looking like a million dollars in no time.

Increase your home’s value

Design your own downsize

Ellivo Architects would like to better understand your downsizing preferences.

Win prizes!

Insurance

Are you a CBA scandal victim?

Commonwealth Bank announces refund program for customers and staff.

Get your refund

Are super savings going up in smoke?

ASIC finds some super funds have inappropriate default settings.

Up in smoke

Is some of this $1.1 billion yours?

ASIC urges Australians to do a search to find if they are owed missing money.

Start the search

Legal & General

New inheritance law starts today

New laws coming into effect today can cut children out of their inheritance.

Where there’s a will…

Preparing for your digital death

Australians are unprepared for death when it comes to their digital assets.

Life after death

Being an executor: what’s involved?

Rod Cunich discusses what’s involved in being an executor.

Estate planning tips

Mortgage & Home Loans

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

The pros and cons of downsizing

Should you downsize? Listing the pros and cons may help you to decide.

Is it right for you?

Seniors Finance

10 tricks using household items

Here are 10 brilliant tricks using household items.

Save time and money

Australia’s 10 biggest money wasters

Australian households spend $5365 per year on the top 10 biggest money wasters.

Save $5000

How to avoid paying full price

What’s the big deal this Christmas? We show you where to find huge bargains.

Bargaining power

Finance News

Spruce up your home for less

A few simple tasks can have your home looking like a million dollars in no time.

Increase your home’s value

How planners may trick you

Swindles that unscrupulous financial advice planners use against clients.

Beware of these swindles

Property helping older Aussies

Older Australians are much wealthier than they were 12 years ago.

Property boom

News

How to cut your lottery losses

The numbers’ game reveals the mystery of lottery jackpot hits and misses

Gambling mystery exposed

Beware Xmas surcharge rip-off

ACCC cracks down on excessive payment surcharging.

Find out more

Justice for ripped-off retirees

Former financial planner imprisoned for stealing almost $10 million from retirees.

Justice served

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