Money Q&A

Noel Whittaker answers your money questions

James is confused as to whether his money is better in super or property when the time comes to claim an Age Pension, so finance guru Noel Whittaker points him in the right direction.

Money Q&A

Noel Whittaker answers your money questions

Finances in retirement can be confusing so we’ve turned to finance expert Noel Whittaker to answer your questions. This week he deals with inheritance and gifting rules.

Planning a funeral

What to ask a funeral director?

When a loved one dies, there are countless things to be done and decisions made. At such a distressing time, funeral directors can be of immense help – from guiding you to make important and sensitive decisions to taking responsibility for many aspects of the funeral.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Centrelink reporting assets online

YOURLifeChoices member Emmanuel has embraced Centrelink’s online services but is increasingly frustrated that he can’t report his assets via this system. Why? He asks.


Binding financial agreements

When a marriage comes to an end, divorce is not always the obvious course of action. Subscriber Judy and her husband have been separated for some years, but opted for a binding financial agreement. However, Judy is now concerned how this may affect her liability for his debts.

Credit Cards

Credit cards – friend or foe?

Credit cards offer a convenient alternative to carrying cash or using cheques. If used sensibly they can be a great friend. But there are many traps and, unless you use your card wisely and with discipline, it will quickly become your foe. This article provides tips on how to choose the best card for you and how to use your card wisely. As the saying goes, ‘the devil is in the detail’ so, with credit cards, it pays to understand the fine print.

Centrelink News

Compensation payments and penalties

Often paid as a result of difficult circumstances, compensation payments can seem like a godsend. But, as YOURLifeChoices subscriber, Deborah, has realised, there can be penalties.


Which computer should I buy?

It seems you’ve not long purchased the latest, most up-to-date piece of computer hardware before something better hits the shelves. The key is to pick the right computer for your needs and one which will last.