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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

Woman mending her clothes

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

Govt attacks industry super again

The Government has revived its push to change industry super funds.

If it ain’t broke…

Super tax carve-up explained

The taxman has many ways of extracting a share of your super.

It’s not all your money

Is this the fix for unpaid super?

Plan to align superannuation guarantee payments to the wage cycle.

Financial fix

Banking & Investment

Are you a CBA scandal victim?

Commonwealth Bank announces refund program for customers and staff.

Get your refund

CBA to block executive bonuses

Commonwealth Bank board takes action over AUSTRAC scandal.

Find out more

How much will the bank levy cost you?

The Australia Institute has calculated how much the bank levy will cost if it’s passed on.

Will you be out of pocket?

Credit Cards

How to do your banking for free

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

Never pay fees again

Is there any value in reward cards?

New research reveals that the average value of rewards cards has dropped.

For what it’s worth

ATM skimming explained

ATM skimming scammers cost Australians close to $40 million a year.

Protect yourself

Property

Retirees urged to watch their wallet

The ‘bank of mum and dad’ is one of Australia’s most significant lenders.

Kids who ‘nick’ savings

Draft strips retirees’ rights

Senior residents have slammed proposed Victorian legislation for the retirement village sector.

Double-crossing Minister

Top seven mistakes renters make

Here are the top seven mistakes that can get renters into trouble.

Tenancy traps

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

Being an executor: what’s involved?

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

Estate planning tips

How to dodge a parking fine

Fighting a parking fine may not be a lost cause – if you follow this advice.

Beat the system

Top five estate planning mistakes

Avoiding these top five estate planning mistakes could save a lot of hassle.

Mistakes to avoid

Mortgage & Home Loans

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?

Pros and cons of equity release

A number of Australians are considering equity release products, to manage finances.

Is it for you?

Seniors Finance

Not all assets are equal

Being asset-wise from classic cars to coins and fine art.

Not all assets are equal

Home is where the extra cash is

When is using the cash tied up in your home to fund retirement a sensible idea?

Will you spend the nest?

Should you bundle your debts?

Beware of the traps when consolidating all the money you owe.

Consolidation catch

Finance News

Don’t get burnt by energy offers

Check out the devil in the detail before switching to discounted energy offers.

Get the discount lowdown

Apartment downturn could impact super

How will the slowdown in the apartment market affect the economy?

Will it affect you?

Can you demand a refund?

If you want a refund for add-on junk insurance, here’s what you need to know.

Demand a refund

News

Pay much less for your electricity

Hurry to change power companies and save hundreds off your electricity bills.

All power to you

Apartment downturn could impact super

How will the slowdown in the apartment market affect the economy?

Will it affect you?

Wallets could soon be redundant

Bank begins trialling technology that could spell the end of cash, credit cards.

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