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Seven smart ways to save money

Seven smart ways to save money

Seven smart ways to save money

A quick video that explains seven smart yet simple tips for saving money.

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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.

Australian pensioners living in poverty

Pensioner living in poverty with only bread to eat

Australian pensioners living in poverty

Australian pensioners don’t have enough money to live on.

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 years’ time.

Difficulties paying utility bills

Stressed couple having evaluating their utility bills

Difficulties paying utility bills

What can you do if you’re experiencing utility bill payment difficulties?

Discussing money matters

Discussing money matters

Discussing money matters

These tips will help you to broach the difficult topic of money.

Age Pension no guarantee

Age Pension no guarantee

Age Pension no guarantee

Scott Morrison has outlined the government’s vision for a new retirement income system.

Superannuation

Labor offers super compromise

Labor has offered a compromise on the Government’s proposed super measures.

A step forward

Super more than pension supplement

Does the current proposal to enshrine super's purpose go far enough?

Super confusing

More clues about super exemptions

Treasurer Scott Morrison sheds more light on ‘life event’ super cap exemptions.

More super leaks

Banking & Investment

Cashing in funeral bonds

Paul is considering a funeral bond, but can he cash it in?

Can Funeral Bonds be cashed in?

How investment savvy are you?

Are you keen to learn more about your investment strategy?

Is your strategy right?

How to spot an investment scam

How to spot the signs of an investment scam.

Understanding scams

Credit Cards

Is your credit card being scammed?

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

Spotting scams

$4.3 billion wasted on interest fees

Why do Australians waste $4.3 billion each year on interest repayments?

Time to switch?

Are you wasting money on interest?

$3.5 billion was wasted on high-interest rate credit cards last year.

Control your interest

Property

Fairness and the family home

Simon Cowan explains why the family home should be assessed.

A fair suggestion?

Asset-rich but living in poverty

Around 1.2 million asset-rich older Australians are living in poverty.

Riches and rags

Stamp duty concessions

If you’re planning to downsize, will you get a stamp duty concession on your new home?

How much can I save?

Insurance

Ensure your car is road-trip ready

A little preparation will help your road trip go off without a hitch.

Be prepared

Insurer denies cover to save baby

An Aussie family has been told by their insurer that surgery to save their daughter is ‘elective’.

Is this fair?

You could avoid paying extra tax

Private health insurance cover can reduce your tax burden.

Save on tax

Legal & General

Is a trust right for you?

Legal expert Rod Cunich explains how trusts work and who should use one.

Pros and cons of trusts

Can your will be challenged?

We often read sensational stories about wills being challenged.

Challenging a will

The right time to write a will

Writing a will never features highly on to-do lists but this could be a mistake.

Make your legacy safe

Mortgage & Home Loans

Can I claim rental assistance?

Gwenda is horrified at that rate at which the debt of her reverse mortgage is accruing.

Can I get financial assistance?

Is a reverse mortgage for you?

Reverse mortgages may become more popular as a means to fund retirement.

Will it work for you?

Refinance your mortgage

Interested in finding out how your current mortgage stacks up against those on the market?

Mortgage comparison

Seniors Finance

How to lose weight, not money

These handy hints will ensure that you lose weight without wasting money.

Thin waist, fatter purse

Money-saving gadgets

Money-saving gadgets that will do as advertised – and help save the planet.

Save, save, save!

Cashing in funeral bonds

Paul is considering a funeral bond, but can he cash it in?

Can Funeral Bonds be cashed in?

Finance News

Best deals for new wheels

June is considered one of the best times to buy a new set of wheels.

Save on new cars

Are low interest deals the best?

There are some great car finance deals around but the devil is in the detail.

Get the deal that’s right for you

Should you have to pay to pay?

Is it right to charge people to receive paper copies of bills?

Unfair charges

News

Can I claim rental assistance?

Gwenda is horrified at that rate at which the debt of her reverse mortgage is accruing.

Can I get financial assistance?

Cashing in funeral bonds

Paul is considering a funeral bond, but can he cash it in?

Can Funeral Bonds be cashed in?

How to avoid credit card fraud

As the use of credit cards continues to rise, so too does credit card fraud.

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