How Aussies could have saved retirement savings smashed by COVID-19

The Australian superannuation sector has just experienced their worst quarter on record, and many Australians are wondering why trustees did not automatically de-risk in the lead-up to the COVID-19 crisis.

Banking & Investment

Practical ways to save money and free up cash flow

Financial adviser Helen Baker tells how to save money by not spending money. So simple, but she has some canny tips that will help you trim, trim, trim.


Solar savings on power bills

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you could not be unaware of the policy shambles that has been the federal government’s energy policy over at least the last 10 years.

Finance News

Five best ways to cut power costs

Your home’s electrical appliances, even when in idle mode, may be responsible for up to 10 per cent of the total cost of your power bills. Here are five ways to reduce those costs.

Mortgage & home Loans

Ignore planning to guarantee financial disaster in retirement

Have you planned your finances in preparation for retirement?

Banking & Investment

Transition your super to keep earning an income in retirement

A superannuation expert discusses how to earn an income after you retire.


Here’s what you can do to protect your savings from coronavirus

There’s a lot of information circulating about how to protect yourself from coronavirus, but not many people are telling you what to do with your money – or, in some cases, what you have left.


Late payment fees outlawed for energy retailers

Energy retailers have been ordered to reduce the heavy penalties they charge customers for late payments, under new rules announced by the Australian Energy Market Commission.

Banking & Investment

How to earn more in the low-rate environment

Is the current low-interest rate environment leading you to find other ways to grow your wealth? Here’s how you can create a steady income stream and stay ahead of the curve during low-rate environment.

Age Pension

Simple tips to help you make the most of your inheritance

What should you do with an inheritance? Should you spend it on your mortgage? A car? How about a holiday? Will your inheritance affect your Age Pension? How does Centrelink assess a lump sum?

Finance News

One million will be caught out by ‘perverse pension tax’: ISA

A couple retiring with $1 million in super will be worse off than a couple that retires with $400,000, according to new research from Industry Super Australia.

Finance News

Dishonest retailers slammed for dodgy was/now pricing

Australian retailers are under for fire for allegedly misleading customers about was/now pricing, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) cracking down on dodgy price listers in the past month.

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