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Doing the maths on investments

Doing the maths on investments

Doing the maths on investments

Here’s what happened to a $5 commemorative coin bought in 1988.

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Rising water bills blowing budgets

water tap

Rising water bills blowing budgets

Droughts, failing infrastructure and desalinated water are putting pressure on costs.

Money musts before you die

Money musts before you die

Money musts before you die

Having your financial affairs in order will make a difficult time easier on your family.

Explained: get a pension top up

Explained: get a pension top up

Explained: get a pension top up

If you receive less than a full pension, the Government may lend you some money.

Steer towards an insurance refund

Steer towards an insurance refund

Steer towards an insurance refund

Not too late to check if you are owed a refund for buying junk car ...

How the ATO checks on you

Two people unhappy

How the ATO checks on you

The tax office puts losses at $906 per person – and it wants to lower ...

Do you qualify for a PCC?

Do you qualify for a PCC?

Do you qualify for a PCC?

Bob’s wife is eligible for concessions even though she’s not an age pensioner.

Superannuation

Super trustees raking in your money

Some are paid $100,000 a year to attend meetings, report reveals.

Budget boost for ASIC

Which super funds satisfy most?

Industry super fund members report being more satisfied than retail customers.

Are you satisfied?

Can you trust your super fund?

The next stage of the banking inquiry will reveal if you can trust your super fund.

Your bank just bombed

Banking & Investment

Massive sting targets ATMs

Banks are on alert for a co-ordinated cyber attack plan to target their ATMs.

Australian banks on alert

Can you trust your super fund?

The next stage of the banking inquiry will reveal if you can trust your super fund.

Your bank just bombed

Aussies face 12-year super shortage

People are seriously underestimating how much money they need to retire.

How much is enough?

Credit Cards

Aussies stung by credit card fees

Should you use a credit or debit card, or put your money in a pre-paid travel card?

Ripped off

The reason Aussies overspend

The decreasing reliance on cash is leading people to lose control of their finances.

Tap-and-go broke

Clearing debt on an Age Pension

Getting out of debt is about recognising the problem and taking steps, says expert.

Doing away with debt

Property

Seniors steadying property market

Older Australians are the reason Australia’s property prices won’t dive.

Ageing in place

Older Aussies leading homelessness

Older people are becoming homeless in increasing numbers and action is needed now.

Marginal call

Increase the value of your home

Choose the wrong colour and you could actually decrease the value of your home.

A lick of paint

Insurance

Should I keep my life insurance?

Noel Whittaker tells Andrea whether she and her husband should ditch life insurance.

More costly every year

Critically ill fear treatment cost

Survey finds many are worried about their ability to meet the costs of illness.

How to cover the gap?

Take the bill shock out of surgery

Want to do a price check on out-of-pocket medical expenses? Now you can.

No nasty surprises

Legal & General

When should you review your will?

The slightest error could void your will. And once you’re gone, you can’t fix it.

Keep it in mind

Power of attorney protocols

Can my spouse and daughter share the duties?

Minimise chance of abuse

Ivy desperate for clarity on Will

How to find out the deceased’s intentions when nothing has been communicated.

The first steps

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

Doing the maths on investments

Here’s what happened to a $5 commemorative coin bought in 1988.

Don’t delude yourself

Explained: get a pension top up

If you receive less than a full pension, the Government may lend you some money.

For the cash-strapped

How to share travel expenses

How to avoid fights over travel expenses when you travel with a friend.

Splitting the cost

Finance News

Doing the maths on investments

Here’s what happened to a $5 commemorative coin bought in 1988.

Don’t delude yourself

Money musts before you die

Having your financial affairs in order will make a difficult time easier on your family.

Get things in order

Explained: get a pension top up

If you receive less than a full pension, the Government may lend you some money.

For the cash-strapped

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