Finance

Super funds bounce back

Super funds bounce back

Super funds bounce back

Funds have emerged from the recent market downturn in top shape.

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Insurance claims: Your rights

Understanding insurance claims: What are your rights?

Insurance claims: Your rights

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

Is your power discount in jeopardy?

upset woman

Is your power discount in jeopardy?

Report warns energy companies may look to shore up profits by cutting discounts.

‘I don’t want to benefit from will’

‘I don’t want to benefit from will’

‘I don’t want to benefit from will’

Vera’s friend wants to make her the beneficiary of her will – against her wishes. ...

Pension funds to face pressure

Pension funds to face pressure

Pension funds to face pressure

APRA will begin publishing ‘heat maps’ of the performance of pension funds next year.

Watchdog lashes banks – again

bankers

Watchdog lashes banks – again

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

Financial equality eludes women

worried women

Financial equality eludes women

Parity unlikely to be achieved before 2031, index finds

Superannuation

Super funds bounce back

Funds have emerged from the recent market downturn in top shape.

Top performers

How to spot a dud super fund

An under-performing super fund can cost you about 13 years’ pay over a working lifetime.

Don’t stick with duds

Pension funds to face pressure

APRA will begin publishing ‘heat maps’ of the performance of pension funds next year.

Pension pressure

Banking & Investment

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?

Did the RC report go far enough?

Are you confident that the royal commission report will fix the finance sector?

Friday Flash Poll

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

Aussies tightening their belts

Australia’s financial comfort gap has narrowed for the first time in seven years.

Financial comfort

New retiree assets test this year

Retirees should prepare to avoid this year’s new ‘tax grab’: Noel Whittaker.

What to expect

Is the ‘tree-change’ back in vogue?

There has been a surge in demand for properties located in ‘lifestyle’ regions.

Tree-change option

Insurance

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

Centrelink life insurance assessment

Norma is worried her husband’s life insurance policy is robbing them of pension payouts.

Too much cover?

Aussies dropping dental visits

Two in five Australians (39 per cent) did not visit a dentist at all last year.

Delaying dental

Legal & General

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

Will uneven legacy cause issues?

Eddy asks Rod Cunich how he can best favour one child in his will.

Will it be contested?

Mortgage & Home Loans

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

How to cope when rates rise

Noel Whittaker has a simple tip for managing your mortgage when rates rise again.

Managing the mortgage

Seniors Finance

How to spot a dud super fund

An under-performing super fund can cost you about 13 years’ pay over a working lifetime.

Don’t stick with duds

Using equity to live a little

Pat has a house but no super and very little retirement income. Is there a solution?

Perfect solution

Surprising reality of retirement

Surprising things about retirement that no one tells you about before you retire.

Retirement answers

Finance News

Pension funds to face pressure

APRA will begin publishing ‘heat maps’ of the performance of pension funds next year.

Pension pressure

Using equity to live a little

Pat has a house but no super and very little retirement income. Is there a solution?

Perfect solution

States with the most money stress

More than half of all Australians feel some form of financial stress.

Financial fitness

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