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Senior drivers buy cars

Finally, somebody acknowledges senior drivers buy cars

Senior drivers buy cars

For far too long, senior drivers have been ignored or, even worse, vilified.

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Nest egg strategies under the microscope

What COVID-19 taught us about investing for retirement income

Nest egg strategies under the microscope

The ‘Bears’ are up against the ‘Goldilocks’ to see whose savings perform the best.

Affluents cruise, Cash-Strapped lose

Affluents cruise, Cash-Strapped bear brunt of increases

Affluents cruise, Cash-Strapped lose

Fires and drought have biggest impact on March quarter costs.

Is deflation good news for your budget?

Is deflation good news for your living costs?

Is deflation good news for your budget?

A pandemic, a recession and deflation … what does it all mean for retirees?

Are baby boomers self-absorbed?

Are baby boomers self-absorbed?

Are baby boomers self-absorbed?

Survey shines a light on the differences between the generations as pandemic rages.

Exchange-traded funds explained

Exchange-traded funds explained

Exchange-traded funds explained

Ben explains exchange traded funds and how they could work for you.

Price-gouging rampant during crisis

couple buying a freezer

Price-gouging rampant during crisis

The highest prices weren’t being paid for toilet paper, masks and sanitiser, either.

Superannuation

How the COVID fallout is affecting you

Survey reveals a major rethink about retirement savings as a result of the pandemic.

But resilience abounds

Trends redefining retirement

Retirement planning is complex, but these trends are set to make things even harder.

Trendsetters

Your super may save the economy

Investments will help member balances and get the economy growing again.

Super a saviour

Banking & Investment

When does deeming apply?

Harry is confused about the dates deeming rates are applied in the income assessment.

Deeming dates

How to prepare if your job is shaky

Financial adviser Helen Baker tells what you should be doing.

Juggling the finances

Calls for public bank grow

Allowing Australia Post to take deposits could secure essential banking services.

People’s bank

Credit Cards

How to prepare if your job is shaky

Financial adviser Helen Baker tells what you should be doing.

Juggling the finances

Credit card refunds for travel

Paul is yet to get money back for cancelled travel and wonders if his bank can help.

Worth a try

Bank ‘support’ you should avoid

Banks have been quick to introduce hardship measures, but be wary of this move.

Match card to spending

Property

The danger stalking older single women

The Australians at greatest risk of homelessness and what we’re not doing about it.

Counting the numbers

Recognise and deal with termites

Handle termites before they cause serious structural damage to your home.

Termite trouble

Home modifications can transform lives

Increased wellbeing, safety and independence flow from appropriate home renovations.

HomeBuilder a fail?

Insurance

Switch cover with no waiting periods

It is possible to save on health insurance and avoid any new waiting periods.

Busting health cover myths

Private health fails COVID test

CHOICE names and shames private health funds for poor COVID support.

Failing the test

Older Aussies at risk of ‘dud’ insurance

‘Activities of daily living tests’ preventing payouts to unemployed Aussies.

‘Unfair’ tests

Legal & General

Worried about financial infidelity?

How to avoid money issues in a relationship.

Love or money?

How to make a complaint about aged care

How the Older Persons Advocacy Network can help with aged care complaints.

How to complain

What happens when a will is lost

What to do when valuable legal documents go missing.

What the experts say

Mortgage & Home Loans

Busting reverse mortgage myths

Josh Funder sets the record straight on reverse mortgages.

Setting the record straight

The retirement income squeeze

For most of us, 2020 has not been what we expected.

Contingency plan

How can I use a household loan?

If your retirement income has taken a hit, a household loan might be the right approach.

Household loans

Seniors Finance

Will your savings go the distance?

Do you fully understand how long your retirement savings need to last?

Challenge for retirees

How to prepare if your job is shaky

Financial adviser Helen Baker tells what you should be doing.

Juggling the finances

Long-term outlook for super earnings

Should Australians in retirement, or nearing retirement, be reappraising their income?

Time to be realistic

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Long-term outlook for super earnings

Should Australians in retirement, or nearing retirement, be reappraising their income?

Time to be realistic

Budget numbers will get worse

The $300 billion hit to government finances is as good as it is going to get.

Virus impact

Actuaries lobby for $200 advice fee

Low-cost advice seen as a boon for retirees’ confidence and living standards.

Confidence booster?

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