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Your household bills are determined by where you live
Feeling the post-Christmas blues? Cheer up with these easy ways to save in 2018.
It might be as simple as picking up the phone and asking.
Centrelink reporting and payment dates for the Christmas and New Year period.
Eric believes he is being unfairly assessed by Centrelink.
By decluttering your life, you may save more than just space, you’ll save money too. ...
Women and young migrants are easing the burden on Australia’s pension system.
Super fund returns may hit double digits, but don’t become complacent.
There are dozens of simple ways to make every dollar count.
Central bank considers its role in an electronic currency future.
Expert advice on how to make your funds go further
What to do if you believe you have been targeted.
Online stores will allow you to grab a discount via cash-back websites.
Putting extra super away now will accelerate your nest egg’s growth
There are rumblings that we could see bitcoin used for retirement accounts.
Here’s how to scam-proof your holiday so you don’t get the wool pulled over your ...
Super funds in default mode outperform SMSF – and I’m happy.
Private insurers are achieving shorter waiting times for patients in public hospitals.
Resident wants his nursing home costs explained.
Gone are the days of unpaid bills and late charges, thanks to automated payments.
New Australia Post product means you can dodge shipping fees this Christmas.
As costs spiral and income fails to keep pace, we want to hear from you.
Deferred super changes ‘exactly the wrong model’, says expert.
Promotional offers to avoid crippling credit card debt are useful, but not free.
You can save less, retire early and still have enough for a comfortable retirement.
Frank wants to know if he should convert to home currency when paying.
‘This has been a systematic, long-term culture of breaking the law.’
Turnbull launches ‘nothing to see here’ banking royal commission.
Let’s consider more closely the context of the PM’s apparent 180 degree change of direction. ...
Rob wants to know if he’ll have his Pensioner Concession Card reinstated.
Government concedes speculation could not go on.
The advice comes thick and fast after Turnbull’s announcement.
Read the letter that launched a royal commission into the banking and finance sector.
Australians have long called for a royal commission and now that they have one …
Retirees spending big for fear they’ll run out of life before they run out of ...
This simple guide will show you how to properly freeze food and for how long.
Is it possible to pick the best time to buy and sell shares on the ...
Investment bank analysis talks up public healthcare system.
Australia’s richest get together to ‘scheme’ for your super.
Money talks essential before you tie the knot second time around.
Financial Counsellor Claire Tacon offers invaluable tips on avoiding the debt spiral.
Marcy is confused about how living overseas affects her Age Pension.
Macquarie Bank refuses to explain why it is slashing payments on savings accounts.
The numbers’ game reveals the mystery of lottery jackpot hits and misses
Who better to inform you about your Age Pension and entitlements than Centrelink?
This is the cleverest way to hide travel cash that we’ve ever seen!
Australia’s top super funds reporting massive windfalls due to bullish market.
Former financial planner imprisoned for stealing almost $10 million from retirees.
After the funeral comes the job of clearing out the house – our tips.
So, you want to bank using your smartphone?
Mathematician develops tool to expose the true cost of retirement village living.
Study shows that sudden financial shocks top the list of retirement fears.
Australians are spending a small fortune to satisfy their food cravings, says CommBank.
Bankers are just salespeople, and other important lessons you need to know.
Roaring trade on the stock exchange has boosted superannuation balances.
Deciding to sell assets can be very difficult. What should you sell first?
How product comparison sites make money from your desire to snatch a bargain.
They may save Aussies hundreds, but they’re not exactly philanthropically minded …
The latest Superannuation Funds Tribunal report reveals common super complaints.
The ACTU is worried about workers living in poverty, but what about our pensioners?
Volatility can make set-and-forget investing worse for your returns
If you are looking to buy the car of your dreams, now could be the ...
Here are 10 brilliant tricks using household items.
We asked YourLifeChoices members to share their tips for managing power usage.
Noel Whittaker has a simple tip for managing your mortgage when rates rise again.
The single older woman who doesn’t own her own home is one of the most ...
Super funds have enjoyed a steady start to the new financial year.
New document identifies health insurance reforms that will lower premium costs.
Aldi’s Special Buys app provides a new way to do your weekly shop.
Government claims new energy plan will 'guarantee' better supply and lower emissions.
Peter Costello calls on the Government to take control of default super.
Health insurance overhaul largely ignores seniors, unless they have a bad heart or hip.
Commonwealth Bank slashes credit card interest by 25 per cent.
Here are seven simple ways to cut your grocery costs.
Report reveals the super funds that charge high fees and deliver low returns.
Overseas currency, like language, can be challenging. Learn the lingo with these handy hints.
Seven overpriced products and how you can adapt your budget and avoid the extra cost.
Statistically speaking, the following six things are more likely than winning the lotto.
Should we tar all financial planners with the same brush?
Simple loan application tips to ensure that you don’t fall into any financial traps.
There are some deeming accounts still paying 3.25 per cent interest on your savings.
Julie Bishop defends her use of taxpayer money to pay for her day at the ...
Australians could save hundreds each year on newly subsidised medicines.
Have you left it too late to begin buying investments?
How you can work around the Work Bonus and earn up to $3250 extra Age ...
One in four Australians have claims to more than $18 billion in superannuation.
Australia’s Big Four banks to scrap $500 million worth of ATM fees.
Older Australians are losing their life savings to a global investment scam.
Individual retirees could lose as much as $270,000 as a result of super wipeout.
How will the slowdown in the apartment market affect the economy?
Your superannuation savings could be the golden goose for organise crime.
If you want a refund for add-on junk insurance, here’s what you need to know.
NSW power plant shutdown likely to lift electricity prices.
In 2016, parents lent $65.3 billion to children with 67 per cent not expecting repayment.
The ‘bank of mum and dad’ is one of Australia’s most significant lenders.
Alex wants to know how his assessable assets affect his Age Pension.
The CBA share price slide is eroding the life savings of millions of Australian retirees.
Government boosts ATO’s powers to recover unpaid superannuation from dodgy employers.
ASIC implements reforms aimed at improving access to superannuation information.
New research reveals that the average value of rewards cards has dropped.
Health care facilities join households as victims of power bill increases.
Ben asks Debbie how much he can earn before his Age Pension is reduced.
The Volterman Smart Wallet will make wallet and phone theft history.
Mick Bellairs from Consumer Action Law Centre explains how to manage overwhelming debt.
If you’re on a tight budget, you can make your money go further at Aldi. ...
AMA calls on the Government for healthcare policies to contain a minimum level of cover.
Rod Cunich discusses what’s involved in being an executor.
Noel Whittaker explains how self-managed super funds work.
Seven tips to save time and space in your kitchen.
Fighting a parking fine may not be a lost cause – if you follow this ...
Commonwealth Bank board takes action over AUSTRAC scandal.
Australians are deeply concerned about the future cost and reliability of electricity.
Most Australians believe they will fall short of the amount needed for retirement.
Luxury items are not usually an impulse buy, you will be surprised by what is.
The CBA has allegedly enabled criminal syndicates to launder millions of dollars.
The latest HILDA survey reveals a trend that may threaten the retirement income system.
Here are the top seven mistakes that can get renters into trouble.
Here’s a handy list of fees that you simply should not be paying.
A 74-year-old woman was fleeced of $46,000 in an iTunes gift card scam.
Can you can access reliable financial information for free?
How will Centrelink assess two singles living under the same roof?
Frequent flyer programs explained and simplified.
Australian super funds deposit $140 billion into the retirement kitty.
Millions of Australians forced onto the NBN will pay more money for slower internet speeds.
Here are seven tips on looking great while on a budget.
Would you have a hard time coming up with $100 on short notice?
Avoiding these savings sins may help you regain the upper hand.
Our list of cheeky tricks will have you never having to pay full price again.
Household gross disposable income has declined for the second time in three years.
A Bondi student has started a crowdfunding page to help pay her rent.
Graham wants to know how Centrelink assesses offset accounts.
Parliamentary Budget Office report shows that the nation’s tax burden is now on you.
Some super funds falling short of their public disclosure requirements.
Take advantage of these travellers’ experiences and give your wallet a holiday too.
The need to provide for a longer retirement has become more critical than ever.
It’s the end of the financial year, and the beginning of a many money changes ...
RBA dilemma: raising interest rates may help the economy but cripple many households.
Is it cheaper to book it directly or through a third party?
Turning 60 often sharpens your focus on the need to plan for your financial future.
Even whilst renting, there are nifty ways you can save. Here are nine of them.
Five best ways to reduce the ‘idle load’ cost of your power bill.
We’ve put together an extensive list of hobbies and skills that you can use to ...
Start saving today, with these five marvellous mini money hacks.
Saving $25 per week may be simpler than you think. Here’s how you can do ...
Here are five ways you may be wasting money on food.
The latest share market dip could mean trouble for Australians looking to retire soon.
The simplest actions, whether done or avoided, can have the biggest impact on finances.
Interest earned on savings accounts too low to keep up with inflation.
The Finkel Report may finally end the bitter climate debate.
Got the eye? You can make money from your travel pics. Here’s how …
The Australia Institute has calculated how much the bank levy will cost if it’s passed ...
30 ATO staff accessed members of the public's private data without authority.
Here’s how to spot the warning signs of a credit card scam.
Pensioners are having to pay more than 60 per cent of their income to rent ...
Spending less than you earn sounds easy, but there are traps out there.
Anne Rady shares several simple tips, which if followed, can help you to save up ...
These clever tactics are designed to make you spend money.
Rules are made to be broken. Here are four money rules to reconsider.
Allow GormanKelly to negotiate the best outcome for you and your portfolio.
Australia could become a cashless society by 2020. How will it affect you?
Labor questions the PM giving millionaires a $16,400 handout at the expense of the poor.
Did you know that Australians owe over $50 billion on their credit cards?
Australian electricity providers are enjoying ridiculous profits at the expense of consumers.
Seven out of 10 Australians do not trust banks to manage their super.
Most people think money is the most important part of preparing for retirement.
There is one step people can take to reduce their assets tested.
The cuts to Sunday penalty rates will hit retail workers hardest.
PM Malcolm Turnbull says no need for royal commission after ANZ rate cut.
Is refinancing your debt always the best way to get your finances in order?
Managing money and finances for someone with dementia is fraught with legal issues.
A new study has revealed that petrol stations are colluding to rip us off.
A simple trick that could save you hundreds.
Here are some simple money management tips for singles.
What are the key things to keep in mind when buying a second-hand car?
Australian homeowners are among the world's most indebted with $1 trillion in borrowings.
Paul wants to know if his second wife should be the beneficiary.
Discover the most up-to-date Seniors Card discounts for 2017.
Is this extreme course of action the only answer?
The cost of spuds could be on the rise, as Australia faces its worst-ever potato ...
Here’s why you shouldn’t delay your end-of-life planning.
Rachel shares the best ways to find the things you need for free.
Thousands of Australians’ super accounts have been short-changed by employers.
Australians will retire later with insufficient superannuation balances.
Batch cooking is one of the simplest ways to cut your grocery bills.
Australians are being warned that the ATO is tracking online sources of income.
Everyday foods that pack a healthy punch without the high price tag.
Discover five high-tech ways to buy second-hand and save.
Get your financial affairs in order and start the year on the right foot.
Embrace the online banking revolution and pay no account fees in 2017.
Five tips to help you take control of your finances.
These seven tips should see you be richer in a year's time.
We show you how to get an idea of long your super will last.
Three money-making schemes that people still fall for.
What ‘gems’ can you find on freecycle sites this Christmas?
Should you downsize? Listing the pros and cons may help you to decide.
New report reveals it takes divorcees five years to regain control of finances.
We’ve rounded up the top five free retirement calculators on the internet.
Here are five simple ways to banish credit card woes over the festive season.
Would you keep spending money you knew you didn't really have?
Petrol and power costs set to rise – households warned to prepare for bill shock.
In this week’s Travel SOS, we look at ways that Lynne can spread the cost ...
New laws will prevent vulnerable Aussies from being ripped off by dodgy lenders.
Seven suggestions that can teach us a thing or two about the secrets of the ...
Rachel investigates whether an app can really turn you into a savvy investor.
Is it worth the extra money to splurge on organic? Are there actual health benefits?
We share the top six global destinations that give you the most bang for your ...
ASIC releases shocking report about dodgy dealings in the financial sector.
Ryan’s tips for saving money while you travel.
Happiness outranks money as the top measure for success.
You can clear credit card debt by Christmas. Here’s how …
Government to introduce new body to oversee the financial advisory sector.
Have you ever wondered why some super funds outperform others?
Overhaul your wardrobe on a budget and get a new look for summer.
Going guarantor: what you need to know before signing someone else’s home loan.
A new report claims that super’s importance to retirement savings is ‘overblown’.
The Saver Plus program will match your savings dollar for dollar up to $500.
Simplified and concise information on retirement and the Age Pension.
What should you do when you lose your card?
Are city passes and other discount cards a tourist trap or a good deal?
New research shows high levels of public distrust about banks.
Is it worth saving for retirement or should you just spend what you have?
A prepaid funeral may help reduce your assessable assets.
Should James put his money in super or keep it invested in property?
The Omnibus Bill will cut $6.3 billion from the Budget.
We’ve turned to finance expert Noel Whittaker to answer your money questions.
The least expensive cuts of meat can often be the tastiest.
Here are four reasons why you will never be debt-free.
These handy hints will ensure that you lose weight without wasting money.
Discover how to spot and avoid credit card skimmers.
Need a budget holiday? Get more bang for your buck with these destinations.
Money-saving gadgets that will do as advertised – and help save the planet.
Australian banks are reporting increasing levels of personal debt and loan defaults.
Government must borrow and spend to dial up growth according to the RBA Governor.
These five tips will help you manage your money when suffering memory loss.
As the use of credit cards continues to rise, so too does credit card fraud.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has demanded that the banks pass on the cut.
A new app helps you work out the true cost of buying and running a ...
Baby boomers are claiming lower levels of financial comfort in retirement.
The least expensive cuts of meat can often be the tastiest.
What is the ideal cash and assets mix? Money expert Chris Malloy has the answer.
In a few years’ time, a minority of Australians will own a home.
How to spot the signs of an investment scam.
A breach of trust by a major telco will mean it now has to refund ...
Do you want to tick a box on your travel bucket list but don’t have ...
When is the best time to purchase travel insurance? The answer is very simple …
The start of the financial year is a great time to hit reset on your ...
RateCity has created a calculator that informs you of the personal cost of your vote.
Credit reporting agency Veda is being criticised for allegedly selling private data.
The Australian Tax Office tells taxpayers what it’s targeting come tax time.
Why do Australians waste $4.3 billion each year on interest repayments?
A referendum in Switzerland has seen legislation to introduce basic income rejected.
This simple guide may help you to secure a better electricity deal.
A quick video that explains seven smart yet simple tips for saving money.
Which supermarket is the cheapest for your weekly grocery shop?
Taking proper care of your clothes will have you looking fresher for longer and will ...
Shoppers accuse supermarkets of sabotaging a campaign to support dairy farmers.
Interested in finding out how your current mortgage stacks up against those on the market?
It’s easier than you think to knock years off your home loan.
Could you be saving money by using your microwave more often?
Noel Whittaker illustrates the dangers of not understanding investment risks.
These small changes can make much difference to how much you save.
Banks stand to pocket around $21 million dollars by withholding rate cuts.
Are you brave enough to follow Kaye Fallick’s formula to save?
There are pitfalls to be avoided when refinancing.
Don’t be left out in the cold this winter – now is an ideal time ...
A new report from finder.com.au reveals the secret spending habits of Australians.
Managing your money doesn’t get any easier as you get older, but there are certain ...
These five tips will extend the life of your phone and keep money in your ...
Leon’s garage sale tips will put money in your pocket and a smile on your ...
Here are five fabulous potions and lotions mostly made with cheap, basic ingredients.
The risk of funding retirement income has well and truly shifted – and now it’s ...
When it comes to relationships, finances and friendships don’t always mix.
Three quarters of Australians aged 45 and over dream of retiring early but can’t.
The new National Hardship Register has been created to help those struggling to pay off ...
The now has ACCC the power to fine companies charging excessive surcharges.
Emotional spending can impact on more than just your financial health.
You need to understand how your credit score is calculated.
The richest 1 per cent, or 62 people, have more wealth than the rest of ...
Australian superannuation funds have already posted a 2.5 per cent loss in 2016.
Where is your charitable donation going?
Woolworths is set to announce changes to its new reward program.
New research suggests that pensioners will be better off under proposed changes to the GST.
All Finnish citizens could receive a monthly €800 ($1190) stipend under new proposals.
Do you make any of these nine common credit card mistakes?
Research suggests $44 billion in retirement savings could be lost over the next 10 years.
Do you need to break away from these five bad money habits?
Here are some ways you’re saving money without knowing.
Westpac has been accused of gouging its customers with its new mortgage rate.
Australians who are sticking with current service providers could be losing big bucks.
The electricity component of your latest bill made up just 11 per cent of what ...
Twelve Pacific-rim nations have agreed upon the largest free-trade agreement in history.
Our 10 tips will save you money and still satisfy your tummy at the table.
Reap the rewards of breathing new life into your finances.
The percentage of a property's purchase price NAB will lend is being capped in 80 ...
Our seven habits for managing money will make for happier couples and better bottom lines.
Financial Services Inquiry head, David Murray, has called for the new PM to rethink super.
Australians are carrying higher levels of debt into retirement than the previous generation.
Creating a budget can be a big task but it’s worth the effort.
The RBA has called out the big banks for not reducing rates on credit cards.
Interest is calculated on the increasing balance, generating more and more interest.
Looking after your car tyres can save you money and improve the driving experience.
Our finance expert Richard Shermon explains the finer points of retirement.
The new financial year is a good time to get back on track.
Telstra has lost millions of dollars on its phone line deal with the DHS.
Research reveals cash will become obsolete within the next five to 10 years.
Homeshare offers cost-effective living for young and older Australians.
How can you make sure your family receive your fortune?
Get to know your spending habits with one of these free budgeting apps.
Budget changes could see 200,000 part-pensioners lose their entitlements.
Is saving money a challenge for you? These simple tips may help you on your ...
A supermarket price war could save Australians money on groceries.
How to have fun while earning extra money from home
To help close your retirement shortfall gap, get savvy with your super.
Pretending that you earn less can save you money.
Australia’s biggest banks will profit $68 million by delaying for 17 days the RBA rate ...
It’s worthwhile shopping around to see if you can get a better interest rate.
Thousands of Australians have been sold into invalid insurance products.
The Australian dollar falls to a five-year low, but superannuation returns remain steady.
Online shopping may save you a headache during this silly season.
Take control of your financial affairs and put the right measures in place.
A Reverse Mortgage may be a good way to access money for those who are ...
Holden boss Mike Devereux announced that the company will stop manufacturing cars in Australia.
Understanding your bad money habits and how to fix them will help get your finances ...
Everyone has a favourite tip for saving money or reusing household goods.
The UNHCR is "deeply concerned" with living conditions on Nauru and Manus Islands.
Being unsure of the process is what stops many from switching their saving accounts
The Reserve Bank of Australia has been working to create new, "youthful" banknotes
With Christmas 22 weeks away, you may think you have all the time in the ...
The average salary of a backbencher has increased by $49,640 compared with a year ago.
We don't often read about what happens after someone dies – from a legal aspect, ...
Many grandparents across Australia are keen to contribute in some way to the bringing ...
Culture Connect enables you to save money with two-for-one entry offers to many of ...
Sharing a windfall with family may seem a kind gesture but with the restrictive ...
Has Australia become a nation where greed is officially good? And the rich are ...
Recently the New South Wales government cut the Foster Care Allowance for over 16s ...
Foster care is expensive. But then so is looking after any child, whether they ...
Today the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will meet for the ...
On Australia Day in 2011 the Coles supermarket chain slashed the price of milk. ...
Well done Ken Grenda and his sons, Scott and Geoff, who have looked after ...
The Age has today reported that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) told the world ...
Keeping track of where your money goes isn’t the easiest task. It does, however, seem ...
We all like to think we understand the basics of money management. Whether it’s ...
An effective way of reaching your retirement goal
Retirement is a big step which requires careful planning and a considered approach to ...
The earlier you can start planning, the better your chances of meeting your retirement targets.
The Federal Government has announced that it will be abolishing the age limit for superannuation ...
These days you can insure against giving birth to twins or having to cancel ...
According to a new study 85 per cent of Australians don’t feel that they ...
Perhaps you offered to deal with a seemingly simple bureaucratic matter on behalf of ...
Financial planners often get bad press but that doesn’t mean the whole industry should ...
Australia currently boasts around 435,000 Self Managed Super Funds. Martin Murden provides ...
Having a pension fund across the world may not be financially beneficial in terms ...
While a gift of money may seem like blessing, you should take into consideration how it will affect your Centrelink payments. Q. Allison My mother is helping me purchase a car by gifting me a sum of money. My son suggested investing this ...
Whether retirement is a long way off or just around the corner, it’s ...
Can you imagine money that is rightfully yours, just sitting somewhere, unclaimed? The Australian ...
Q. Our 92-year-old mother, who has Macular Degeneration, lives alone on her 50 acres and has been stripped of her life savings by a conman doing a botched asphalting job. What can we do? He drove her to the bank to get the money; the job ...
A good deal of the assets of Australians are in their homes. About 75% of older Australians own the home where they live and they owe very little or nothing on the property. With a reverse mortgage some of the equity in the home is converted into a lump ...
YOURLifeChoices subscriber Guy, would like to know what effect withdrawing money from his wife’s superannuation would have on his Age Pension. Q. Guy I am a pensioner and I get Centrelink payments as single. My wife will be 60 shortly and ...
Hidden behind the budget news is the recommendation, apparently in the finally released Harmer Review and also the Henry review, to increase the age (from 55 to 67) at which super can be accessed. What will this mean? The Harmer Review into pensions and retirement income ...
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