Finance

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

Top Stories

  1. Making an aged care complaint
  1. How to get free return shipping
  1. Do will bequeaths count as gifting?
  1. Watchdog to oversee finance sector
  1. Pension advance payments

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.

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 ...

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.

Should you really refinance?

Folders sit on the desk for refinancing

Should you really refinance?

Is refinancing your debt always the best way to get your finances in order?

How to be richer this time next year

Person holding multiple 100 dollar notes

How to be richer this time next year

These seven tips should see you be richer in a year's time.

Limits for selling on eBay

Smartphone with eBay app against computer keyboard

Limits for selling on eBay

When selling items on eBay or similar, does Centrelink monitor this income?

Superannuation

Time to review your super?

The 1 July changes to super are just days away, so what do you need to do?

Time to act

$1m retirement income mumbo jumbo

A paper has debunked claims that a $1m super balance is the only way to fund retirement.

How much?

The high cost of retirement

Retirement in Australia now requires a $1.5 million nest egg.

We need a reality check

Banking & Investment

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?

Banking sector opportunity

Marcus Padley looks at what the bank levy means for bank shares.

An opportunity?

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

Credit Cards

ATM skimming explained

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

Protect yourself

Debit or credit card?

If you’re sensible with your spending, is credit or debit better?

Protect your money

Is your credit card being scammed?

Here’s how to spot the warning signs of a credit card scam.

Spotting scams

Property

Tax implications of renting a room

Margaret wants to know how renting out a room will affect her tax liability.

Will I pay CGT?

Market squeeze locking out renters

Renters are being pushed out of the market with fewer affordable properties.

Pensioners hardest hit

Property self-management myths

Managing a commercial investment property is often bet left to professionals.

Call the professionals

Insurance

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

Save on your health insurance

If you or a family member has served in the defence force you could save.

Are you eligible?

Is your claim at risk?

Are you risking your insurance claim being rejected?

Double check

Legal & General

Pros and cons of being a guarantor

Legal expert Rod Cunich outlines the pros and cons of being a guarantor.

Should you sign?

Blocking inheritance of family home

Legal expert Rod Cunich offers this general advice to Kerry’s inheritance question.

Cutting sister out

Is one executor of a will enough?

Rod Cunich answers your questions and simplifies the intricacies of estate planning.

Retirement Bootcamp

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

How to make extra spending money

We’ve put together an extensive list of hobbies and skills that you can use to make extra cash.

Make some extra cash

Five ways that you can save

Start saving today, with these five marvellous mini money hacks.

Simple ways to save

25 ways to save $25 a week

Saving $25 per week may be simpler than you think. Here’s how you can do it.

Saving that makes sense

Finance News

Five ways to spend less on food

These five simple tips could help you save at the checkout.

Save at the checkout

Five best ways to cut power costs

Five best ways to reduce the ‘idle load’ cost of your power bill.

Save power, save money

Are you in the ATO's sights?

If you own a rental property, you’ll be in the ATO’s crosshairs come tax time.

Tax return traps

News

Five ways to spend less on food

These five simple tips could help you save at the checkout.

Save at the checkout

Tips for stretching a fixed income

Money-saving tips to help stretch a fixed income

Money-saving tips

Five best ways to cut power costs

Five best ways to reduce the ‘idle load’ cost of your power bill.

Save power, save money

Join YOURLifeChoices, it’s free

  • Receive our daily enewsletter
  • Enter competitions
  • Comment on articles