Calls to restore ASIC funding

CHOICE has put its weight behind the growing calls for the government to provide more resources, rather than cuts to funding for the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).

Retirement Planning

Finding a financial planner

Those approaching retirement are no doubt being confronted with some important financial decisions. So how do you go about finding a financial planner?

Retirement Planning

Push for greater ASIC powers

The government is considering a move which would see ASIC granted the powers to remove financial products.


Your financial health check

A simple financial health check is the first step to a successful year money-wise

Finance News

Budgeting in retirement

YOURLifeChoices no-nonsense financial planner Maurice Patane shares his advice on how to create realistic and achievable budget.

Income and asset tests

Granny flat rules

Lyn would like to build her daughter a ‘granny flat’ on her property, but isn’t sure how this will affect her part Age Pension.

Income and asset tests

Rent a room

YOURLifeChoices no-nonsense financial planner Maurice Patane answers Linda’s question about the effect renting out a room in her house will have on her pension.


CBA chased victims for money

The implication of Commonwealth Bank staff in a $100 million fraud was allegedly ignored by the banking giant, which instead decided to chase the victims for the return of the funds.


Reversing retirement

YourLifeChoices no-nonsense financial planner Maurice Patane answers Bruce’s question about returning to work post-retirement.

Banking & Investment

An alternative to shares

Is there an alternative investment option to shares?

Mortgage & home Loans

Unlocking equity

Our no-nonsense financial planner Maurice Patane answers Shirley’s questions about unlocking the equity in her home.


Super fees bite into balance

Three-quarters of Australians know their superannuation balance off the top of their heads, but half don’t know what fees they are paying, which is a costly error.

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