Finance

Why scammers target the elderly

Why scammers target the elderly

Why scammers target the elderly

The surprising reasons why the elderly are more likely to fall victim to scammers.

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Simplifying forex trading

Compare Forex Brokers simplifies currency trading

Simplifying forex trading

Compare Forex Brokers can answer all your currency trading questions.

Retirees in biggest gamble: study

Retirees in biggest gamble: study

Retirees in biggest gamble: study

Older men more likely to play poker, while older women stick to bingo: study.

How to budget without the pain

How to budget without the pain

How to budget without the pain

Making and sticking to a budget isn’t easy, but there are ways to ease the ...

The price of love on Valentine’s Day

The price of love on Valentine’s Day

The price of love on Valentine’s Day

Roses are red, violets are blue, but beware the costs of ‘I love you’.

Will an inheritance affect Linda’s pension?

Will an inheritance affect Linda’s pension?

Will an inheritance affect Linda’s pension?

Some lump sums are excluded from assessment, but which ones?

Can money woes break your heart?

Can money woes break your heart?

Can money woes break your heart?

Taking risks with joint finances and hiding debt leads to higher rates of divorce

Superannuation

Financial literacy is a minefield

Lynne Dorney describes financial literacy as a minefield and has asked us for help.

Superannuation 101

How Centrelink assesses your super

Centrelink uses a glad bag of rules when assessing super: Here are some of them.

What’s in, what’s out

So who needs a financial adviser?

Tips to help you evaluate whether you need a planner.

Avoid mistakes

Banking & Investment

Royal Commission takes first scalp

Bank identified offenders but handed out only a warning. That's all about to change.

Heads are rolling

‘Lying’ bank bosses may be jailed

Scott Morrison ‘deeply disturbed’ about banking royal commission confessions.

AMP’s ‘Hotel California’

Revenue not advice AMP’s priority

Thousands of AMP customers charged for services never delivered.

Adviser bodies at war

Credit Cards

How to avoid shopping surcharges

Which accounts to choose in order to avoid incurring surcharges when you shop

Plastic not so fantastic

Protecting your Paywave

Will an RFID skimguard save your savings, or are they a waste of money?

Safe from scammers

Crackdown on credit card offers

Revamped code of conduct seeks to rebuild trust in banks.

In their debt

Property

How upsizing protects your pension

Retirees are buying bigger homes to protect their pensions and investments.

Make your home a castle

Cashing in on your property

You don’t have to choose between a roof over your head or the cash.

Tapping into your home

Renovate to maximise sale price

Renovations are about adding real value to your property when it is time to sell.

Renovation rescue

Insurance

How to reduce home insurance costs

Home insurance costs can take a chunk out of any budget. Here's how to minimise them.

Cut the cost

Insurers asked to stop rorting

Call for insurance rule exemption that disadvantages policyholders to be dropped.

Imperfect policies

Tips to save on insurance costs

It might be as simple as picking up the phone and asking.

Take time to shop around

Legal & General

Too late to contest this Will?

Complex will issue needs urgent professional advice.

Act quickly

Can I avoid my will being contested?

Maureen wants to know if there is a minimum amount that will safeguard her wishes.

Can you stop a challenge?

Can Centrelink scan your bankcard?

Ellie fears security breach after her bankcard was copied.

Where scans end up

Mortgage & Home Loans

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

How older Australians can refinance their mortgage

Don’t believe the myth that older borrowers can’t refinance their home loan.

Home loans

Seniors Finance

Understanding annuities

Annuities are becoming a popular means of ensuring a reliable income stream.

Steady as she goes

So who needs a financial adviser?

Tips to help you evaluate whether you need a planner.

Avoid mistakes

I think I need a retirement coach

The financial plan is in place; now for the hard part.

The need to plan

Finance News

Labor declares war on wealthy retirees

Shorten to announce plan to save $59b over 10 years.

Budget booster

Water bills take a dive

Weather bureau says higher rainfall has led to lower water prices.

Find out more

Don’t panic over share losses

Super fund members told to sit tight for share market recovery.

Super safe

News

How telco gouges extra money

Tootsie trapped because of her preferred payment method.

The cost of paper

Fears for financial decision making

Dementia will have dire consequences for financial decision making, report says.

Foggy on finances

Next RBA rate hike will shock

The next cash rate hike will come as a shock, says RBA boss.

A boon for retirees?

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