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Doing the maths on investments

Doing the maths on investments

Doing the maths on investments

Here’s what happened to a $5 commemorative coin bought in 1988.

Stashing your cash on the move

Stashing your cash on the move

Stashing your cash on the move

There are many creative ways to store your spending money. Here are seven of the ...

Beware this realistic fake bill scam

Beware this realistic fake bill scam

Beware this realistic fake bill scam

Emails claiming to be from Optus are the latest scam threat to watch out for.

Explained: get a pension top up

Explained: get a pension top up

Explained: get a pension top up

If you receive less than a full pension, the Government may lend you some money.

Money musts before you die

Money musts before you die

Money musts before you die

Having your financial affairs in order will make a difficult time easier on your family.

Steer towards an insurance refund

Steer towards an insurance refund

Steer towards an insurance refund

Not too late to check if you are owed a refund for buying junk car ...

Seniors steadying property market

Older Australians holding the property market steady

Seniors steadying property market

Older Australians are the reason Australia’s property prices won’t dive.

Do you qualify for a PCC?

Do you qualify for a PCC?

Do you qualify for a PCC?

Bob’s wife is eligible for concessions even though she’s not an age pensioner.

When to check your pension

When to check your pension

When to check your pension

Your pension is not always static, so how often should you check for changes?

Commbank takes hit over laundering

Commbank profit slides five per cent after company fines

Commbank takes hit over laundering

Corporate fines cost Commbank a record profit, new chief executive laments.

Top 20 funds really ripping you off

The top 20 super funds that may really be ripping you off

Top 20 funds really ripping you off

Members matter when it comes to claims of high fees charged by super funds.

Increase the value of your home

Increase the value of your home

Increase the value of your home

Choose the wrong colour and you could actually decrease the value of your home.

Govt bank response falls short

Treasurer believes “consumer power” will drive banking reform

Govt bank response falls short

Treasurer says customers “complicit in allowing the deck to be stacked against us”.

Site sinks teeth into dental costs

New service puts overcharging dentists on notice

Site sinks teeth into dental costs

Seniors no longer need to put up with expensive dental work, thanks to a new ...

Supermarkets’ hypocrisy revealed

Shopper in a supermarket

Supermarkets’ hypocrisy revealed

Woolies sends ‘shocking’ tweet and Coles caves in to slow-to-adapt customers.

A shock to the super system

A shock to the super system

A shock to the super system

Australia’s $2.6 trillion super industry may be in for a shock.

Explained: slash car repair costs

Explained: slash car repair costs

Explained: slash car repair costs

This is how to avoid becoming a victim of expensive rorting by car mechanics.

Should I keep my life insurance?

Should I keep my life insurance?

Should I keep my life insurance?

Noel Whittaker tells Andrea whether she and her husband should ditch life insurance.

Super funds ‘exploiting’ members

Super funds are ‘exploiting’ members: ASIC chairman

Super funds ‘exploiting’ members

ASIC chairman reminds sector it is built on other people’s money.

Find cheap parking in the city

How to find cheap parking in a big city

Find cheap parking in the city

Tips to help you find free or cheap car parking in a big city.

Can you trust your super fund?

Mature couple speaking to a banker

Can you trust your super fund?

The next stage of the banking inquiry will reveal if you can trust your super ...

Should I downsize?

Should I downsize?

Should I downsize?

Harry thinks he understands downsizing, but he asks Noel Whittaker for his advice.

How to share travel expenses

How to share travel expenses

How to share travel expenses

How to avoid fights over travel expenses when you travel with a friend.

Scammers pocketing $4.3m a month

Scammers pocket $4.3m a month, on track for a record

Scammers pocketing $4.3m a month

People aged 45 to 64 most at risk, ACCC warns.

Manage money with minimal effort

Manage money with minimal effort

Manage money with minimal effort

Who wants to spend valuable time worrying about balancing the budget?

Super fees likely to increase: APRA

Government moves could lead to super fund premium increase

Super fees likely to increase: APRA

APRA confirms that Government moves could increase super fund fees.

Aussies stung by credit card fees

Aussie travellers warned of travel credit card rip off

Aussies stung by credit card fees

Should you use a credit or debit card, or put your money in a pre-paid ...

The price of financial freedom

How much you think you’d need to be financially free in retirement?

The price of financial freedom

How much you think you’d need to be financially free in retirement?

Future is bright for Aussie super

Super fund members can expect a better second half of 2018

Future is bright for Aussie super

SuperRatings says fund members can expect a much better second half of 2018.

The only budgeting tool you need

The only budgeting tool you need

The only budgeting tool you need

If you don’t want to run out of money before your next payment, you need ...

Jobless seniors face health risks

Consumer group urges higher dole to cut health risks

Jobless seniors face health risks

Boosting the dole would reduce chronic disease among the poorest.

Retirement income plan unnerving

Government’s plan to provide retirement stability is backfiring

Retirement income plan unnerving

Government’s proposed retirement income framework is making Australians nervous.

Know your pension entitlements

Know your pension entitlements

Know your pension entitlements

Here are the latest government updates to help you stay on track.

How to choose the right payment

How to choose the right payment

How to choose the right payment

Information on choosing between the Age Pension and Carer Payment.

What guarantees happy retirement?

What guarantees happy retirement?

What guarantees happy retirement?

Money doesn’t guarantee a happy retirement. Here’s what does.

When ‘natural’ can be artificial

aldi shoppers

When ‘natural’ can be artificial

High Court has its say on Aldi hair product promise.

Woman fails to lodge 91 tax returns

Woman fails to lodge 91 tax returns

Woman fails to lodge 91 tax returns

Court orders 12-month suspended sentence for woman who defied the ATO.

Complete guide to estate planning

Complete guide to estate planning

Complete guide to estate planning

Lawyer Rod Cunich explains what you need to know when sorting your affairs

Research reveals retiree spending

Retirees spending less than the Age Pension: report

Research reveals retiree spending

Retirees spending less than the Age Pension, even though they can afford to spend more.

Pay off solar sooner than you think

Pay off solar sooner than you think

Pay off solar sooner than you think

Will you ever be able to pay off a solar installation in time to enjoy ...

AIA National Investors Conference

AIA National Investors Conference

AIA National Investors Conference

YourLifeChoices subscribers are invited to attend the AIA National Investors Conference.

Time to “unmask the crooks”

“It’s time to unmask the crooks”, say irate members

Time to “unmask the crooks”

Irate members have their say on all that’s wrong in the energy sector.

Electricity market is broken: ACCC

Electricity market is broken, says ACCC

Electricity market is broken: ACCC

Report predicts annual savings of between $290 and $415.

Splitting between cash and card

Splitting between cash and card

Splitting between cash and card

Joan wants to know how best to split her travel budget between card and cash.

The reason Aussies overspend

The reason Aussies overspend

The reason Aussies overspend

The decreasing reliance on cash is leading people to lose control of their finances.

Energy prices explained

Energy prices explained

Energy prices explained

Cutting through the waffle to explain how energy pricing works.

Noel's tips for cash-strapped duo

Two homes but this couple are struggling

Noel's tips for cash-strapped duo

When is the right time for this cash-strapped couple to sell their second house?

Save on energy at home while you’re away

Save on energy at home while you’re away

Save on energy at home while you’re away

About to go on holiday? Here are five energy-saving tips for your home.

Super fund blitzes the competition

Super fund outperforming the pack by a significant margin

Super fund blitzes the competition

One Australian super fund is outperforming the pack by a significant margin.

Clearing debt on an Age Pension

money, debt, savings, finance, age pension,

Clearing debt on an Age Pension

Getting out of debt is about recognising the problem and taking steps, says expert.

100,000 pensioners lose funding

Government winds back funding to 100,000 older Aussies

100,000 pensioners lose funding

Home-care packages promised to 100,000 eligible retirees will now be dropped.

What the ATO will target this year

Tax-time refresher before you complete your return

What the ATO will target this year

Cryptocurrency and Uber claims join the income tax return hit list.

Super funds risking your money

Super funds are gambling with members’ money on risky options

Super funds risking your money

Funds are investing in products like the ones that led to the Global Financial Crisis.

When one spouse retires first

When one spouse retires first

When one spouse retires first

How to avoid the major pitfalls of a mixed-retirement relationship.

Could you borrow from a bank?

Could you borrow from a bank?

Could you borrow from a bank?

The strategies you need to know if you are over 50 and want to borrow ...

Power price reductions are here

Power price reductions are here

Power price reductions are here

Australian energy providers introduced lower rates as of 1 July.

GPs issue health check warning

GPs issue health check warning

GPs issue health check warning

Australian GPs have issued a warning on free health checks.

Make your council rates affordable

Make your council rates affordable

Make your council rates affordable

There are a number of ways to remove the sting of your council rates.

Does PayPass work overseas?

Does PayPass work overseas?

Does PayPass work overseas?

Does PayPass work overseas, or do you still need to buy foreign currency?

Smart ways to keep extra cash

Smart ways to keep extra cash

Smart ways to keep extra cash

Be in the best position you can as the new financial year begins with this ...

When death is not a tax deduction

When death is not a tax deduction

When death is not a tax deduction

How to know if an estate needs to lodge an income tax return.

Prepare for ‘Aldi on steroids’

Superstore hailed as ‘Aldi on steroids’ is coming to Australia

Prepare for ‘Aldi on steroids’

German discount superstore Kaufland is coming to Australia.

‘Super only doing half its job’

‘Super only doing half its job’

‘Super only doing half its job’

Australia’s super system has reached critical mass, but remains under-developed.

Super scammers target savings

Super scammers target savings

Super scammers target savings

Scammers encouraging people to access their retirement savings early.

Would a trust benefit your family?

Would a trust benefit your family?

Would a trust benefit your family?

Can trusts keep avoiding $3.5b in taxes and Bill Shorten’s threats to make them pay?

Age Pension “too hard”

Age Pension process is “too hard, too complicated and too long”

Age Pension “too hard”

The application process for the Age Pension is “too complicated and too long”.

How tax cuts will affect you

Tax cuts: older Australians will lose out in the long run

How tax cuts will affect you

The Government’s tax package promises short-term gains but long-term pain.

Why private labels are taking over

Supermarkets are stocking more of their own brands even as they shrink stores

Why private labels are taking over

Supermarkets are stocking more of their own brands even as they shrink stores.

Boomers would rather retire early

Male baby boomers would rather retire early than work part time

Boomers would rather retire early

Baby boomer men would rather retire early than take on part-time work.

How to invest $20,000 each year

How to invest $20,000 each year

How to invest $20,000 each year

Noel Whittaker advises what to do with annual savings as couple eyes retirement.

Best time to plan for retirement

Best time to plan for retirement

Best time to plan for retirement

Many retire unexpectedly, so the sooner planning for retirement begins, the better.

Where the wild savings are

Where the wild savings are

Where the wild savings are

End-of-financial-year sales help you avoid winter blues without breaking the bank.

Aussie super funds bounce back

Aussie super funds bounce back

Aussie super funds bounce back

Super funds bounced back in May despite global tensions shaking the market.

How to have that tricky money talk

How to have that tricky money talk

How to have that tricky money talk

Choose your words carefully when talking money with your elderly parents.

A sector you trust less than banks

A sector you trust less than banks

A sector you trust less than banks

Discounting not understood, satisfaction in freefall.

The small super fund beating yours

The small super fund beating yours

The small super fund beating yours

How does this non-industry fund beat other superannuation funds over the long term?

Will this Centrelink cut cost you?

Will this Centrelink cut cost you?

Will this Centrelink cut cost you?

Key carers forced to switch into new payment system and forego payment.

Super fund calls for tougher rules

Super fund calls for tougher rules

Super fund calls for tougher rules

Real Estate Industry Super calls for stricter controls on self-managed super funds.

Centrelink cuts coming your way

Centrelink cuts coming your way

Centrelink cuts coming your way

Centrelink is scrapping one payment, refusing to backdate another: are you affected?

How much can I gift my son?

How much can I gift my son?

How much can I gift my son?

Janice wants to know if she can help her disabled son without affecting her Age ...

Simple tips for big savings

Coins in a jar money saved while renting

Simple tips for big savings

Even retirees on a budget should follow these simple savings tips.

Retirees missing out on the boom?

Retirees missing out on the boom?

Retirees missing out on the boom?

Economy may be surging, but pensioners are losing out on the growth spurt.

The one credit fix you don’t need

The one credit fix you don’t need

The one credit fix you don’t need

Don’t pay to fix your bad credit rating, warns ASIC.

How responsible is your super?

How responsible is your super?

How responsible is your super?

Responsible Investment Association ranks the most ethical super funds.

Where will $700m CBA fine end up?

Where will $700m CBA fine end up?

Where will $700m CBA fine end up?

CommBank cops hefty fine, but market doesn’t blink and instead pushes shares higher.

Downsizing: the good, bad and ugly

Could downsizing save your retirement?

Downsizing: the good, bad and ugly

The good, the bad and the ugly of downsizing to save your retirement.

Will wage ruling boost pensions?

Will wage ruling boost pensions?

Will wage ruling boost pensions?

The boost to the minimum wage should flow to Age Pensions.

Tips for buying glasses online

Tips for buying glasses online

Tips for buying glasses online

The internet can save you money on eyewear, especially if your prescription is simple.

Adult kids cost parents thousands

Children who stay put costing parents $12.2b a year

Adult kids cost parents thousands

Parents spend about $112 a week on adult children who refuse to move out: research.

Credit card switcheroos that work

Credit card switcheroos that work

Credit card switcheroos that work

Promotional offers to avoid crippling credit card debt are useful, but not free.

Sweet Potato and Poppy Seed Cake

Sweet Potato and Poppy Seed Cake

Sweet Potato and Poppy Seed Cake

This twist on a classic Czech pastry is perfect with a mug of strong black ...

The rich get richer

Australia’s wealthiest should be the Government’s next tax target

The rich get richer

Australia’s richest added $49.6 billion to their collective coffers.

How far can you drive on empty?

How far can you drive on empty?

How far can you drive on empty?

How many extra kms can you squeeze out of your car when its gauge reads ...

Why you still need a planner

Why you still need a planner

Why you still need a planner

Yes there are dodgy financial advisers, but not all are bad.

Lending your child a helping hand

How can I help my child get into the property market?

Lending your child a helping hand

Younger people are finding it harder to break into the property market, but you can ...

Super – who gets what?

Super – who gets what?

Super – who gets what?

How can you make sure your family receive your fortune?

CBA fee hike an out-and-out gouge

commbank customers

CBA fee hike an out-and-out gouge

CommBank tells customers they will foot the $80m bill for regulatory compliance.

Telco fined $1.5m for NBN deception

Optus forced to pay out $1.5m for misleading NBN customers

Telco fined $1.5m for NBN deception

Federal Court forces Optus to pay $1.5m for misleading NBN customers.

When should you review your will?

When should you review your Will?

When should you review your will?

The slightest error could void your will. And once you’re gone, you can’t fix it.

$340 million lost to scams in 2017

$340 million lost to scams in 2017

$340 million lost to scams in 2017

The amount of money lost to scams in 2017 will shock you.

10 terrible spending habits

buying bottled water

10 terrible spending habits

Spending less than you earn sounds easy, but there are traps out there.

What to do with a surprise windfall

What to do with a surprise windfall

What to do with a surprise windfall

Noel Whittaker explains how Ginny can best use her inheritance.

Budget boost for annuities

Budget boost for annuities

Budget boost for annuities

Evaluating whether a lifetime product is right for you.

Super funds return to riches

Super funds return to riches

Super funds return to riches

Two months of losses reversed by superannuation funds as shares pile on the fat.

Ask these questions to save money

Ask these questions to save money

Ask these questions to save money

If you don’t ask, you won’t know. It’s time to get motivated.

Power of attorney protocols

Power of attorney protocols

Power of attorney protocols

Can my spouse and daughter share the duties?

What to do with holiday shack funds

What to do with holiday shack funds

What to do with holiday shack funds

Can Pauline and Phil top up their super?

Coalition trading tax cuts for votes

Coalition trading tax cuts for votes

Coalition trading tax cuts for votes

The Government seems to be trading votes for a quick income tax cut sugar hit.

Tap into these water savings

Tap into these water savings

Tap into these water savings

You can probably save heaps on your water bill with a tweak of your daily ...

Energy cop damning on retailers

Regulator says power companies fail vulnerable customers

Energy cop damning on retailers

Watchdog report shows power retailers need to lift their game, says Energy Minister.

Are your savings at risk?

CBA now scrambles to tell customers of huge data loss

Are your savings at risk?

CommBank admits to losing data of around 20 million customer accounts.

Financial tribunal gets the nod

Financial tribunal gets the nod

Financial tribunal gets the nod

The new board to oversee complaints about superannuation has been named.

How deeming rates affect you

How deeming rates affect you

How deeming rates affect you

Each year, tweaks to the deeming rate formula erode some pension entitlements

Pensioner housing woes worsening

Age pensioners' housing woes worsen

Pensioner housing woes worsening

Shockingly few affordable homes are available for pensioners and low-income earners.

Super slump continues

Australian super funds suffer second monthly decline in returns

Super slump continues

Australian super funds suffer second monthly decline in returns but there's still good news.

So who needs a financial adviser?

So who needs a financial adviser?

So who needs a financial adviser?

Tips to help you evaluate whether you need a planner.

Recouping your lost AMP money

Recouping your lost AMP money

Recouping your lost AMP money

A Sydney law firm has begun investigating a class action against AMP.

How upsizing protects your pension

How upsizing protects your pension

How upsizing protects your pension

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

Get tax right and triple the pension

Economists warn against company tax cuts

Get tax right and triple the pension

The Government's defence of proposed company tax cuts is becoming untenable.

Financial literacy is a minefield

Financial literacy is a minefield – I need superannuation 101!

Financial literacy is a minefield

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

YourLifeChoices RetirePlanner™

Pension and super rules are complex, but help is available

YourLifeChoices RetirePlanner™

Why you need the YourLifeChoices RetirePlanner™ tool.

Retirees’ cost of living rising

Transport and food drive household cost increases

Retirees’ cost of living rising

Household costs for age pensioners rose 0.6 per cent in the December 2017 quarter.

Which plans are most baffling?

Insurance, mobile phones, super or energy. Which is most confusing?

Which plans are most baffling?

Olga Galacho reveals the plans and products that are most confusing.

Pension changes March 2018

Government Update: Changes to pension payments and rules

Pension changes March 2018

We keep you up to date with retirement income changes and updates.

The costs that cut deepest

Matt Grudnoff: The costs that cut the deepest

The costs that cut deepest

Where does your money go? We ask economist Matt Grudnoff for some answers.

Understanding annuities

Could annuities be the solution to a reliable income stream?

Understanding annuities

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

How Centrelink assesses your super

How Centrelink assesses your super

How Centrelink assesses your super

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

Could your fund perform better?

Could your fund perform better?

Could your fund perform better?

Super funds need more access to members’ financial data, says expert.

Super shocked by shaky market

Super funds shocked by shaky share market

Super shocked by shaky market

Super fund holders look for ways to subvert a shaky share market.

Fears for financial decision making

Dementia will have dire consequences for financial decisions

Fears for financial decision making

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

Voters want energy efficiency

Voters want energy efficiency

Voters want energy efficiency

Australians want governments to do more to support energy efficiency.

Next RBA rate hike will shock

RBA's 'shocking' impending rate hike may be a boon for retirees

Next RBA rate hike will shock

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

Industry super funds rule league

Industry funds beat for-profit super managers again

Industry super funds rule league

Despite Government bullying, industry superannuation funds still outdo bank rivals.

Banks to be grilled on poor advice

Banks to be grilled on poor advice

Banks to be grilled on poor advice

Banking inquiry will probe systematic failures in financial advice divisions.

Strangers pay pensioner's rent

Elderly renter finds Facebook group is a friend indeed

Strangers pay pensioner's rent

Rental manager driven to help elderly tenant reclaim pension and pay back debt.

Canada: shoulder season savings

How to get more bang for your buck on a Canada holiday

Canada: shoulder season savings

Want to know the cheapest time of the year to travel to Canada?

How to reduce home insurance costs

Nine ways to reduce your home insurance costs

How to reduce home insurance costs

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

Beginner’s guide: downsizing rules

Beginner’s guide: downsizing rules

Beginner’s guide: downsizing rules

From 1 July, new rules will incentivise Australians aged over 65 to grow their super.

Not such a super idea

Not such a super idea

Not such a super idea

Expert analyses the pros and cons of lifting the preservation age.

Deeming rates: are they too high?

Are deeming rates too high?

Deeming rates: are they too high?

Like many retirees, Karen believes that deeming rates are simply too high.

Minister lashes out at super funds

Minister says Aussies need to save more for retirement

Minister lashes out at super funds

Minister tells retirees to save more while taking swipe at superannuation chiefs.

Government aiding failing banks

Greens calling for a people's bank and universal basic income

Government aiding failing banks

Richard Di Natale will reveal plans for a people's bank and universal basic income.

How to find your tax refund

How to find your tax refund

How to find your tax refund

You may not realise you are owed a refund from company tax paid on your ...

All glory, no guts?

senior executives talking

All glory, no guts?

Exposed: Life as a senior executive in the financial sector.

Can I avoid my will being contested?

Can I avoid my will being contested?

Can I avoid my will being contested?

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

What about the Age Pension, Tim?

What about the Age Pension, Tim?

What about the Age Pension, Tim?

An increase to Newstart payments high on new Senator's to-do list.

The annual Easter rip-off

The annual Easter rip-off

The annual Easter rip-off

Look what the bunny does to the price of chocolate

What to do about healthcare hike

What to do about healthcare hike

What to do about healthcare hike

Private health insurance is the biggest challenge for retirees.

Why the wealthy are getting richer

Why the wealthy are getting richer

Why the wealthy are getting richer

How the tax breaks and benefits favour the rich.

Should you spin your mattress?

Should you spin your mattress?

Should you spin your mattress?

How to add life to your mattress through regular maintenance.

Politicians’ views on Age Pension

Politicians’ views on Age Pension

Politicians’ views on Age Pension

Politicians have avoided talking about Age Pensioners, so we asked them to speak up.

Tax cuts will hurt Age Pension

How will corporate tax cuts affect your Age Pension?

Tax cuts will hurt Age Pension

Peak bodies concerned that tax cuts would come at the expense of welfare.

Beginners’ Guide: super funds

Beginners’ Guide: super funds

Beginners’ Guide: super funds

As you near retirement, you need to think carefully about how to draw on your ...

Has retirement made you a scrooge?

Has retirement made you a scrooge?

Has retirement made you a scrooge?

Some retirees become so good at saving for retirement that they forget to enjoy it.

How parcel sting will make you pay

How parcel sting will make you pay

How parcel sting will make you pay

The Department of Home Affairs wants you to pay for the cost of screening parcels.

Experts explain franking credits

australian stock exchange screen

Experts explain franking credits

The franking credits fiasco has become more complicated than necessary.

Your retirement questions answered

Older woman asking retirement questions

Your retirement questions answered

Retirement experts to gather for the Melbourne Retirement Bootcamp™.

Leave these items on the shelf

Leave these items on the shelf

Leave these items on the shelf

Items you should definitely leave out of your trolley at the supermarket.

What CBA hid from pensioners

What CBA hid from pensioners

What CBA hid from pensioners

The Commonwealth Bank failed to act in the best interests of customers.

Do you need a money coach?

Do you need a money coach?

Do you need a money coach?

Just like playing an instrument, knowing how to manage your money better is a learned ...

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.

Retirees could escape 'tax grab'

Change to Labor 'tax grab' will benefit 350,000 older Australians

Retirees could escape 'tax grab'

Labor's election win prompts Bill Shorten to forge ahead with unpopular tax grab.

The risk in switching super funds

Super fund members warned about the dangers of switching

The risk in switching super funds

February delivers negative return but long-term performance still positive.

Cracks in 'Bank of Mum and Dad'

parents lending money

Cracks in 'Bank of Mum and Dad'

Well-meaning loans are leading to legal disputes and fractured families.

ASIC chief addresses ‘trust deficit’

ASIC chief addresses ‘trust deficit’

ASIC chief addresses ‘trust deficit’

Financial services sector squarely in his sights.

Retirees speak up on homes test

A quarter of retirees want homes included in asset test

Retirees speak up on homes test

Call for homes worth just $500,000 to be asset tested for the Age Pension.

What to do with your old device

What to do with your old device

What to do with your old device

What should you do with your old smartphone, tablet or computer?

Simplifying forex trading

Compare Forex Brokers simplifies currency trading

Simplifying forex trading

Compare Forex Brokers can answer all your currency trading questions.

Coping on the smell of an oily rag

Coping on the smell of an oily rag

Coping on the smell of an oily rag

How to overcome fear of running out of money when you retire.

How to avoid shopping surcharges

How to avoid shopping surcharges

How to avoid shopping surcharges

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

Money myths you should know

Money myths you should know

Money myths you should know

Buying into popular money myths can be costly. Here are some to avoid.

Beware implications of downsizing

Beware implications of downsizing

Beware implications of downsizing

Ann sold her home to downsize and deposited the funds in the bank before buying ...

Water bills take a dive

Water bills take a dive

Water bills take a dive

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

Health insurance complaints soar

Private health insurance complaints rise by 30 per cent

Health insurance complaints soar

Ombudsman reveals a shocking rise in private health insurance complaints.

Take advantage of the exchange rate

Take advantage of the exchange rate

Take advantage of the exchange rate

Think outside the box to discover your next affordable holiday destination.

Opposing views on the Age Pension

Opposing views on the Age Pension

Opposing views on the Age Pension

The Government says all is good, the Opposition begs to differ.

Do I help my mum rewrite her Will?

Do I help my mum rewrite her Will?

Do I help my mum rewrite her Will?

Residency issues complicate inheritance wishes.

Fear for the future of volunteers

The $46.5 billion-dollar key held by older Australian volunteers

Fear for the future of volunteers

Australia faces potential economic disaster should older Australians stop volunteering.

How much to update a will?

How much to update a will?

How much to update a will?

Marcia wants to know how much it will cost to update her will.

How moving overseas affects Age Pension

How moving overseas affects Age Pension

How moving overseas affects Age Pension

Will Wayne still be eligible for the pension after living in the Philippines?

How to pass your assets on to your kids

How to pass your assets on to your kids

How to pass your assets on to your kids

The move that allows you to pass property to your kids without upsetting Centrelink.

This retail therapy will kill debt

This retail therapy will kill debt

This retail therapy will kill debt

Make this strategy a monthly habit and watch your savings grow and clutter disappear.

Assessing a second home

Centrelink Q&A: Assessing a second home

Assessing a second home

What are the rules when a husband and wife each own a home?

How to barter like a pro

How to haggle like a pro

How to barter like a pro

How to shake off pesky salespeople and maybe get a bargain in the process.

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.

Super red tape to be slashed

Super red tape to be slashed

Super red tape to be slashed

Handing tax office power to rule on early access to super ‘will cut red tape’.

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 ...

How to fix the Age Pension system

How to fix the Age Pension system

How to fix the Age Pension system

It’s possible for every Australian to live in retirement with dignity.

Get tough with your planner

Get tough with your planner

Get tough with your planner

Ask these questions before you make a decision.

How do I secure my son's future?

How do I best provide for my disabled son?

How do I secure my son's future?

Beverley wants to know how best to ensure her adult son has a secure future.

Reapplying for the Age Pension

Reapplying for the Age Pension

Reapplying for the Age Pension

A frustrated Colin has a warning for others in his position.

Super members stripped of $3300

Market slide cost some super members $3300

Super members stripped of $3300

The share market slide may have been costly for super but the long term looks ...

Insurers asked to stop rorting

Insurers asked to stop rorting

Insurers asked to stop rorting

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

Corporate tax in Australia a joke

Hundreds of Australian companies avoid paying tax

Corporate tax in Australia a joke

The list of Australian companies that don’t pay any tax is simply gobsmacking.

When not to buy travel insurance

The price of love on Valentine’s Day

When not to buy travel insurance

Put your big-ticket holiday money on the gold card and score free travel insurance

Big banks cop quick blast

Big banks cop quick blast

Big banks cop quick blast

Commission boss immediately on the front foot as inquiry gets under way.

Tax breaks could make super worse

Tax breaks could make super worse

Tax breaks could make super worse

Superannuation system still failing Australia’s poorest: Grattan.

Get other drivers to pay your rego

Get other drivers to pay your rego

Get other drivers to pay your rego

Tired of paying huge car costs? Recoup those expenses by renting out your four wheels.

Will I lose my concession card?

Gerald wants to know if he’ll lose his Pensioner Concession Card.

Will I lose my concession card?

Gerald wants to know if he’ll lose his Pensioner Concession Card.

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’.

Four ways to save on holiday

Four simple ways to make your holiday cheaper

Four ways to save on holiday

Tips to help you save or lower the cost of your holiday.

Should the Age Pension increase?

Should the Age Pension increase?

Should the Age Pension increase?

The Grattan Institute says compulsory super increases should be put on hold.

Pensioners slugged most by costs

Pensioners slugged most by costs

Pensioners slugged most by costs

Latest data shows Age Pensioners bear biggest brunt of cost-of-living hikes.

Save your family money and heartache

Save your family money and heartache

Save your family money and heartache

A pre-paid funeral ensures you get the funeral you want, while containing costs for you ...

Conquer your credit card debt

Conquer your credit card debt

Conquer your credit card debt

Did your credit card run hot over the Christmas-New Year period?

Don’t panic over share losses

Don’t panic over share losses

Don’t panic over share losses

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

Website lifts lid on village fees

Website lifts lid on village fees

Website lifts lid on village fees

Greater transparency for retirement village contracts may be around the corner.

Shares carnage likely to ease

Shares carnage likely to ease

Shares carnage likely to ease

Carnage on Wall St may have been averted as US stocks finished higher.

Six tips to fix your finances

Six tips to fix your finances

Six tips to fix your finances

Smartwealth’s Justin McMillan shares six simple tips to improve your finances in 2018.

New assets test nabs almost 90,000

New assets test claims 90,000 Age Pension payments

New assets test nabs almost 90,000

New Age Pension assets and income test claims almost 90,000 part-pensions.

Labor to cap health premiums

Labor plans to cap private health premiums if it wins election

Labor to cap health premiums

Labor will cap private health insurance premiums should it win the next election.

Where is my concession card?

Where is my concession card?

Where is my concession card?

John hasn’t received his Pensioner Concession Card and wants to know where it is.

Warning: save your Centrelink data

Warning: save your Centrelink data

Warning: save your Centrelink data

Changes to Centrelink’s Express Plus mobile app will require PIN numbers.

Welfare payees punished, says UN

UN official slams Government for its attitude towards welfare

Welfare payees punished, says UN

UN poverty envoy says Australians on welfare struggle daily to survive.

ASIC takes CommBank to court

ASIC commences legal proceedings against CommBank

ASIC takes CommBank to court

ASIC commences civil proceedings against CommBank over alleged rate manipulation.

Learn about shares and win $2000

Learn about shares and win $2000

Learn about shares and win $2000

The ASX will give you $50,000 of play money to learn about the share market.

Protecting your Paywave

Protecting your Paywave

Protecting your Paywave

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

Hard copy bills may soon be free

Paper bill charges could soon be a thing of the past

Hard copy bills may soon be free

Hard copy bill charges could soon be a thing of the past.

Should you declare an inheritance?

Should you declare an inheritance?

Should you declare an inheritance?

Kate wants to know if she needs to declare an inheritance to Centrelink.

The real cost of dementia care

The real cost of dementia care in Australia

The real cost of dementia care

An Australian university calculates the true cost of dementia care in Australia.

ASIC slams planners’ bias

asic chair peter kell

ASIC slams planners’ bias

ASIC finds that financial advice given by banks is purely self-serving.

Refund ready for scam victims

Refund ready for scam victims

Refund ready for scam victims

The ACCC is urging scam victims to act quickly to get their money back.

Bank practice putting seniors at risk

Poor lending practice putting older Australians at risk

Bank practice putting seniors at risk

Lenders to blame for the surging rates of mortgage stress.

An ethical way to make money

An ethical way to make money

An ethical way to make money

Ethics beats traditional investments for superannuation funds.

How is your super fund stacking up?

How is your super fund stacking up?

How is your super fund stacking up?

Industry super funds continue to outperform retail funds and the gap is widening.

Is Bitcoin a good investment?

Is Bitcoin a good investment?

Is Bitcoin a good investment?

What is Bitcoin and is it a smart investment for you?

How to splash someone else’s cash

How to splash someone else’s cash

How to splash someone else’s cash

Never before has paying your way through retail therapy been as convenient as today

Beat back these big money fears

Beat back these big money fears

Beat back these big money fears

The three money worries keeping older Australians awake can actually be solved.

Financial fraud costs super $103b

Financial fraud and misconduct costing SMSF owners $103 billion

Financial fraud costs super $103b

Fraud and financial misconduct has cost Australian SMSF owners up to $103 billion.

How to calculate travel costs

Travel Gadget: A travel tool to help you calculate costs and time

How to calculate travel costs

Travelmath can help you calculate your travel costs, time and distance.

Can I travel overseas?

Can I travel overseas?

Can I travel overseas?

James wants to know if a second overseas trip will affect his Age Pension.

Seniorpreneurs taking over

Seniorpreneurs taking over

Seniorpreneurs taking over

Australians aged 55 to 64 are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in Australia.

Do you have to declare eBay sales?

Do you have to declare eBay sales?

Do you have to declare eBay sales?

Maria wants to know if she can sell items on eBay without declaring it to ...

Seniors to feel insurance pain

Older Australians will be worst hit by health cover hike

Seniors to feel insurance pain

More older Australians will feel the greatest pain from health insurance increases.

New Age Pension eligibility rules

Age pensioners to be subject to new rules as of 1 July 2018

New Age Pension eligibility rules

The pension rules will save the Government and taxpayers around $119 million.

Bank cuts to hit older Australians

Banks do the dodgy on loyal customers

Bank cuts to hit older Australians

The Big Four banks are penalising loyal customers in favour of new business.

Are any cash jobs legal?

Some cash payments could land pensioners in trouble

Are any cash jobs legal?

Don’t forget to tell the taxman about your cash-in-hand bonus.

Assets test changes ruining retirement?

Are Age Pension changes ruining your retirement?

Assets test changes ruining retirement?

Changes to the Age Pension rules are having a detrimental effect on retirees.

Money-saving gadgets

Hand holding green energy and money saving lightbulb

Money-saving gadgets

Money-saving gadgets that will do as advertised – and help save the planet.

Public ignored in bank commission

Public submissions not yet allowed for victims of bank misconduct

Public ignored in bank commission

The ACTU has created a webpage to collect stories from victims of banking misconduct.

Aussie super costliest in world

Aussie superannuation management the world’s costliest

Aussie super costliest in world

Super fund managers spend more of your savings on operation costs.

Pensioners should pay more: Bupa

Pensioners should pay more: Bupa

Pensioners should pay more: Bupa

Government told to budget for higher charges to pensioners in aged care facilities.

An app to turn hobbies into cash

An app to turn hobbies into cash

An app to turn hobbies into cash

Volunteers needed to test new training app for aspiring older businesswomen

Can an executor delegate the task?

Can an executor delegate the task?

Can an executor delegate the task?

Rod Cunich answers questions about executors, gifting and donating property.

Could alcohol be taxed again?

Could alcohol be taxed again?

Could alcohol be taxed again?

A radical plan to increase taxation on alcohol would see prices rise by 10 per ...

Set your dream retirement nest egg

Set your dream retirement nest egg

Set your dream retirement nest egg

Calculate whether your super and pensions will deliver your desired lifestyle

Investment strategies after retirement

Investment strategies after retirement

Investment strategies after retirement

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How Centrelink assesses property

How Centrelink assesses property

How Centrelink assesses property

Martin has some questions about how Centrelink assesses property.

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

Tips to save on insurance costs

Tips to save on insurance costs

Tips to save on insurance costs

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

10 tips for a fresh financial start

10 tips for a fresh financial start

10 tips for a fresh financial start

Feeling the post-Christmas blues? Cheer up with these easy ways to save in 2018.

Declutter your life and save

Declutter your life and save

Declutter your life and save

By decluttering your life, you may save more than just space, you’ll save money too. ...

Sneaky tips for cruise ships

Sneaky tips for cruise ships

Sneaky tips for cruise ships

Cruise guru Jocelyn Pride shares her sneaky tips for getting the most from cruise ships.

Never be given fake money again

Never be given fake money again

Never be given fake money again

This simple but effective gadget will ensure you won’t be bankrolled on your next trip.

Money-saving travel ticket trick

Money-saving travel ticket trick

Money-saving travel ticket trick

Don’t be fooled when buying plane tickets in bulk! Here’s how to get the best ...

Writing a will with homes in two countries

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Writing a will with homes in two countries

Rod Cunich answers your questions about death taxes and family obligations.

Beware when buying off the plan

Beware when buying off the plan

Beware when buying off the plan

Do your homework and get specialist advice before you sign.

Centrelink holiday reporting dates

Centrelink holiday reporting dates

Centrelink holiday reporting dates

Centrelink reporting and payment dates for the Christmas and New Year period.

How to have a tax-free retirement

How to have a tax-free retirement

How to have a tax-free retirement

Expert advice on how to make your funds go further

Australia’s least expensive address

Australia’s least expensive address

Australia’s least expensive address

Your household bills are determined by where you live

What happens if Centrelink is wrong?

What happens if Centrelink is wrong?

What happens if Centrelink is wrong?

Eric believes he is being unfairly assessed by Centrelink.

Immigration may save your pension

Young migrants and women easing Age Pension burden

Immigration may save your pension

Women and young migrants are easing the burden on Australia’s pension system.

Ensure your fund is fighting fit

Super funds may be returning generously, but don’t become complacent

Ensure your fund is fighting fit

Super fund returns may hit double digits, but don’t become complacent.

Stop your money slip slidin’ away

Stop your money slip slidin’ away

Stop your money slip slidin’ away

There are dozens of simple ways to make every dollar count.

Will banknotes soon disappear?

Will banknotes soon disappear?

Will banknotes soon disappear?

Central bank considers its role in an electronic currency future.

Credit card fraud on the rise

Credit card fraud on the rise

Credit card fraud on the rise

What to do if you believe you have been targeted.

Get money back when you shop

Get money back when you shop

Get money back when you shop

Online stores will allow you to grab a discount via cash-back websites.

How to supercharge your super savings

How to supercharge your super savings

How to supercharge your super savings

Putting extra super away now will accelerate your nest egg’s growth

Could Bitcoin save your retirement?

Could Bitcoin save your retirement?

Could Bitcoin save your retirement?

There are rumblings that we could see bitcoin used for retirement accounts.

How to avoid holiday scams

How to avoid holiday scams

How to avoid holiday scams

Here’s how to scam-proof your holiday so you don’t get the wool pulled over your ...

SMSF and why my balance is zero

SMSF and why my balance is zero

SMSF and why my balance is zero

Super funds in default mode outperform SMSF – and I’m happy.

Private patients reap public benefits

More private insurers are using public hospitals

Private patients reap public benefits

Private insurers are achieving shorter waiting times for patients in public hospitals.

Why can I barely afford a paper?

Why can I barely afford a paper?

Why can I barely afford a paper?

Resident wants his nursing home costs explained.

Set and forget your bill payments

Set and forget your bill payments

Set and forget your bill payments

Gone are the days of unpaid bills and late charges, thanks to automated payments.

How to get free shipping

How to get free shipping

How to get free shipping

New Australia Post product means you can dodge shipping fees this Christmas.

Your chance to tell it like it is

Your chance to tell it like it is

Your chance to tell it like it is

As costs spiral and income fails to keep pace, we want to hear from you.

Proposed super changes shelved

Proposed super changes shelved

Proposed super changes shelved

Deferred super changes ‘exactly the wrong model’, says expert.

The retirement income sweet spot

Super experts believe they’ve found the retirement income sweet spot

The retirement income sweet spot

You can save less, retire early and still have enough for a comfortable retirement.

Should I pay in local currency?

Travel SOS: a tip that will save you heaps of cash on holiday

Should I pay in local currency?

Frank wants to know if he should convert to home currency when paying.

Super cruelled by banks tactics

The jig is up, time to bring banks to justice

Super cruelled by banks tactics

‘This has been a systematic, long-term culture of breaking the law.’

Turnbull pens bank probe script

Royal commission findings have already been decided by PM

Turnbull pens bank probe script

Turnbull launches ‘nothing to see here’ banking royal commission.

The political perspective

PM announcing royal commission into banking

The political perspective

Let’s consider more closely the context of the PM’s apparent 180 degree change of direction. ...

Will my PCC be reinstated?

Will my PCC be reinstated?

Will my PCC be reinstated?

Rob wants to know if he’ll have his Pensioner Concession Card reinstated.

Turnbull backflips on banks probe

prime minister malcolm turnbull

Turnbull backflips on banks probe

Government concedes speculation could not go on.

Industry leaders have their say

Industry leaders have their say on the royal commission

Industry leaders have their say

The advice comes thick and fast after Turnbull’s announcement.

The letter that started it all

The banks called for an inquiry and got a royal commission instead

The letter that started it all

Read the letter that launched a royal commission into the banking and finance sector.

Public reaction is priceless

Australians welcome royal commission with scepticism and humour

Public reaction is priceless

Australians have long called for a royal commission and now that they have one …

Concerns about retirees’ spending

Retirees worried they’ll run out of time before money is spent

Concerns about retirees’ spending

Retirees spending big for fear they’ll run out of life before they run out of ...

How to freeze food and for how long

How to freeze food and for how long

How to freeze food and for how long

This simple guide will show you how to properly freeze food and for how long.

Perfect timing on the share market

Perfect timing on the share market

Perfect timing on the share market

Is it possible to pick the best time to buy and sell shares on the ...

Private health system blasted

Private health system blasted

Private health system blasted

Investment bank analysis talks up public healthcare system.

Big business is after your super

Should we give Australian businesses access to our super?

Big business is after your super

Australia’s richest get together to ‘scheme’ for your super.

Don’t get hitched to disaster

Don’t get hitched to disaster

Don’t get hitched to disaster

Money talks essential before you tie the knot second time around.

Working life residence explained

Working life residence explained

Working life residence explained

Marcy is confused about how living overseas affects her Age Pension.

Millionaire factory fleeces savers

Millionaire factory fleeces savers

Millionaire factory fleeces savers

Macquarie Bank refuses to explain why it is slashing payments on savings accounts.

How to cut your lottery losses

How to cut your lottery losses

How to cut your lottery losses

The numbers’ game reveals the mystery of lottery jackpot hits and misses

Centrelink offers free money advice

Centrelink offers financial information sevrices

Centrelink offers free money advice

Who better to inform you about your Age Pension and entitlements than Centrelink?

How to hide your travel cash

hiding travel money

How to hide your travel cash

This is the cleverest way to hide travel cash that we’ve ever seen!

Massive windfall for super funds

Massive windfall for super funds

Massive windfall for super funds

Australia’s top super funds reporting massive windfalls due to bullish market.

Justice for ripped-off retirees

Financial fraudster jailed for ripping off retirees

Justice for ripped-off retirees

Former financial planner imprisoned for stealing almost $10 million from retirees.

Clearing out a lifetime’s possessions

Clearing out a lifetime’s possessions

Clearing out a lifetime’s possessions

After the funeral comes the job of clearing out the house – our tips.

How mobile banking steals from you

How mobile banking steals from you

How mobile banking steals from you

So, you want to bank using your smartphone?

True cost of village life exposed

True cost of village life exposed

True cost of village life exposed

Mathematician develops tool to expose the true cost of retirement village living.

Boomers’ biggest retirement fear

Study reveals baby boomers’ biggest retirement fear

Boomers’ biggest retirement fear

Study shows that sudden financial shocks top the list of retirement fears.

Aussie’s food cravings cost millions

middle aged man eating burger

Aussie’s food cravings cost millions

Australians are spending a small fortune to satisfy their food cravings, says CommBank.

Things your banker won’t tell you

Things your banker won’t tell you

Things your banker won’t tell you

Bankers are just salespeople, and other important lessons you need to know.

Your super just made you wealthier

Your super just made you wealthier

Your super just made you wealthier

Roaring trade on the stock exchange has boosted superannuation balances.

Which assets should you sell first?

Which assets should you sell first?

Which assets should you sell first?

Deciding to sell assets can be very difficult. What should you sell first?

Beware savings sites bearing gifts

Beware savings sites bearing gifts

Beware savings sites bearing gifts

How product comparison sites make money from your desire to snatch a bargain.

Spotlight on energy comparison sites

Spotlight on energy comparison sites

Spotlight on energy comparison sites

They may save Aussies hundreds, but they’re not exactly philanthropically minded …

Avoid a nasty retirement shock

Avoid a nasty retirement shock

Avoid a nasty retirement shock

The latest Superannuation Funds Tribunal report reveals common super complaints.

Should Age Pensions rise with wages?

older woman down on her luck

Should Age Pensions rise with wages?

The ACTU is worried about workers living in poverty, but what about our pensioners?

When to let go of an investment

When to let go of an investment

When to let go of an investment

Volatility can make set-and-forget investing worse for your returns

How to pay less for the car you want

How to pay less for the car you want

How to pay less for the car you want

If you are looking to buy the car of your dreams, now could be the ...

10 tricks using household items

tin foil

10 tricks using household items

Here are 10 brilliant tricks using household items.

How do you manage your power?

How do you manage your power usage?

How do you manage your power?

We asked YourLifeChoices members to share their tips for managing power usage.

How to cope when rates rise

rate rise

How to cope when rates rise

Noel Whittaker has a simple tip for managing your mortgage when rates rise again.

Single older women at risk

Single older women at risk

Single older women at risk

The single older woman who doesn’t own her own home is one of the most ...

September quarter super returns

super fund returns graph

September quarter super returns

Super funds have enjoyed a steady start to the new financial year.

Health insurance boons identified

Health insurance boons identified

Health insurance boons identified

New document identifies health insurance reforms that will lower premium costs.

Save more with the Aldi app

aldi app

Save more with the Aldi app

Aldi’s Special Buys app provides a new way to do your weekly shop.

How much will you pay for power?

The Government unveils its new National Energy Guarantee

How much will you pay for power?

Government claims new energy plan will 'guarantee' better supply and lower emissions.

Should Govt manage default super?

Peter Costello calls for Government control of default super

Should Govt manage default super?

Peter Costello calls on the Government to take control of default super.

Private health reforms snub seniors

Private health reforms snub seniors

Private health reforms snub seniors

Health insurance overhaul largely ignores seniors, unless they have a bad heart or hip.

CommBank slashes interest on cards

Commonwealth Bank slashes credit card interest by 25 per cent

CommBank slashes interest on cards

Commonwealth Bank slashes credit card interest by 25 per cent.

How to shop smart and save

Seven simple ways to slash your grocery bills

How to shop smart and save

Here are seven simple ways to cut your grocery costs.

Is your fund ‘stealing’ from you?

Stockspot releases its annual Fat Cat Funds Report

Is your fund ‘stealing’ from you?

Report reveals the super funds that charge high fees and deliver low returns.

Choosing the right currency

foreign currency

Choosing the right currency

Overseas currency, like language, can be challenging. Learn the lingo with these handy hints.

Seven outrageously overpriced items

movie popcorn

Seven outrageously overpriced items

Seven overpriced products and how you can adapt your budget and avoid the extra cost.

What are the chances?

four leaf clover

What are the chances?

Statistically speaking, the following six things are more likely than winning the lotto.

No faith in financial planners?

financial planner

No faith in financial planners?

Should we tar all financial planners with the same brush?

Applying for a personal loan

How to avoid making mistakes when applying for a personal loan

Applying for a personal loan

Simple loan application tips to ensure that you don’t fall into any financial traps.

Shop around for best savings rates

big interest

Shop around for best savings rates

There are some deeming accounts still paying 3.25 per cent interest on your savings.

Taxpayers pay for MP to attend GF

Julie Bishop uses taxpayer money to attend AFL grand final

Taxpayers pay for MP to attend GF

Julie Bishop defends her use of taxpayer money to pay for her day at the ...

1400 new drugs added to PBS list

1400 new drugs to be subsidised on new PBS list

1400 new drugs added to PBS list

Australians could save hundreds each year on newly subsidised medicines.

Is it too late to start investing?

couple investing

Is it too late to start investing?

Have you left it too late to begin buying investments?

Earn up to $3250 extra Age Pension

Work Bonus workaround could earn you up to $3250 a year

Earn up to $3250 extra Age Pension

How you can work around the Work Bonus and earn up to $3250 extra Age ...

$18 billion superannuation bonanza

$18 billion superannuation bonanza

$18 billion superannuation bonanza

One in four Australians have claims to more than $18 billion in superannuation.

Big Four banks scrap ATM fees

Big Four banks scrap $500 million in ATM withdrawal fees

Big Four banks scrap ATM fees

Australia’s Big Four banks to scrap $500 million worth of ATM fees.

Investment scheme robbing Aussies

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Investment scheme robbing Aussies

Older Australians are losing their life savings to a global investment scam.

$100 billion nixed from nest eggs

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$100 billion nixed from nest eggs

Individual retirees could lose as much as $270,000 as a result of super wipeout.

Apartment downturn could impact super

Apartment downturn could impact super

Apartment downturn could impact super

How will the slowdown in the apartment market affect the economy?

Hackers now targeting your super

Superannuation savings being targeted by organised crime gangs

Hackers now targeting your super

Your superannuation savings could be the golden goose for organise crime.

Can you demand a refund?

health insurance form

Can you demand a refund?

If you want a refund for add-on junk insurance, here’s what you need to know.

Bill shock to follow power play

power meter

Bill shock to follow power play

NSW power plant shutdown likely to lift electricity prices.

Mum and Dad make up the ‘Big Five’

The Bank of Mum and Dad is now Australia’s fifth biggest lender

Mum and Dad make up the ‘Big Five’

In 2016, parents lent $65.3 billion to children with 67 per cent not expecting repayment.

Retirees urged to watch their wallet

The ‘bank of mum and dad’ urged to be cautious with retirement savings

Retirees urged to watch their wallet

The ‘bank of mum and dad’ is one of Australia’s most significant lenders.

How will Alex’s Age Pension change?

assets test

How will Alex’s Age Pension change?

Alex wants to know how his assessable assets affect his Age Pension.

CBA share slide eats into super

older couple reviewing super

CBA share slide eats into super

The CBA share price slide is eroding the life savings of millions of Australian retirees.

Conquering Aldi

aldi trolley

Conquering Aldi

There’s no need to be scared of a trip to Aldi, it just takes a ...

Govt cracks down on unpaid super

Govt cracks down on unpaid super

Govt cracks down on unpaid super

Government boosts ATO’s powers to recover unpaid superannuation from dodgy employers.

ASIC making super fees transparent

ASIC making super fees transparent

ASIC making super fees transparent

ASIC implements reforms aimed at improving access to superannuation information.

Is there any value in reward cards?

rewards cards

Is there any value in reward cards?

New research reveals that the average value of rewards cards has dropped.

Power bill shock rocks Australia

Power bill shock rocks Australia

Power bill shock rocks Australia

Health care facilities join households as victims of power bill increases.

Age Pension and the Work Bonus

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Age Pension and the Work Bonus

Ben asks Debbie how much he can earn before his Age Pension is reduced.

The Volterman Smart Wallet

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The Volterman Smart Wallet

The Volterman Smart Wallet will make wallet and phone theft history.

How to deal with overwhelming debt

debt worry

How to deal with overwhelming debt

Mick Bellairs from Consumer Action Law Centre explains how to manage overwhelming debt.

How far does $50 go at Aldi?

aldi

How far does $50 go at Aldi?

If you’re on a tight budget, you can make your money go further at Aldi. ...

Do you have ‘junk’ insurance?

Do you have ‘junk’ insurance?

Do you have ‘junk’ insurance?

AMA calls on the Government for healthcare policies to contain a minimum level of cover.

Being an executor: what’s involved?

executor

Being an executor: what’s involved?

Rod Cunich discusses what’s involved in being an executor.

Should you start your own SMSF?

Should you start your own SMSF?

Should you start your own SMSF?

Noel Whittaker explains how self-managed super funds work.

Seven kitchen organisation tips

organised kitchen

Seven kitchen organisation tips

Seven tips to save time and space in your kitchen.

How to dodge a parking fine

parking fine

How to dodge a parking fine

Fighting a parking fine may not be a lost cause – if you follow this ...

CBA to block executive bonuses

CBA to block executive bonuses

CBA to block executive bonuses

Commonwealth Bank board takes action over AUSTRAC scandal.

Aussies paying too much for power

Australians are dissatisfied with the cost and reliability of electricity

Aussies paying too much for power

Australians are deeply concerned about the future cost and reliability of electricity.

Retirement income concerns rise

Retirement money concerns rise

Retirement income concerns rise

Most Australians believe they will fall short of the amount needed for retirement.

The things people buy on impulse

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The things people buy on impulse

Luxury items are not usually an impulse buy, you will be surprised by what is.

Will CBA scandal break the bank?

Will CBA scandal break the bank?

Will CBA scandal break the bank?

The CBA has allegedly enabled criminal syndicates to launder millions of dollars.

HILDA shows threat to Age Pension

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HILDA shows threat to Age Pension

The latest HILDA survey reveals a trend that may threaten the retirement income system.

Top seven mistakes renters make

Top seven mistakes renters make

Top seven mistakes renters make

Here are the top seven mistakes that can get renters into trouble.

10 fees you shouldn’t be paying

Woman shows her empty wallet no money

10 fees you shouldn’t be paying

Here’s a handy list of fees that you simply should not be paying.

Pensioners targeted in iTunes scam

74-year-old woman fleeced $46,000 in iTunes gift card scam

Pensioners targeted in iTunes scam

A 74-year-old woman was fleeced of $46,000 in an iTunes gift card scam.

Can you get free financial help?

financial advice

Can you get free financial help?

Can you can access reliable financial information for free?

Branded vs generic medications

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Branded vs generic medications

Is it worth buying branded medicine?

Can I get a single Age Pension?

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Can I get a single Age Pension?

How will Centrelink assess two singles living under the same roof?

The best way to use your points

How to make the most of your frequent flyer points

The best way to use your points

Frequent flyer programs explained and simplified.

Super funds deliver $140b windfall

Australian super funds enjoy the strongest returns in four years

Super funds deliver $140b windfall

Australian super funds deposit $140 billion into the retirement kitty.

NBN: higher prices for slower speeds

NBN customers paying higher prices for slower speeds

NBN: higher prices for slower speeds

Millions of Australians forced onto the NBN will pay more money for slower internet speeds.

Skimp and stay looking classy

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Skimp and stay looking classy

Here are seven tips on looking great while on a budget.

How to make $100 fast

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How to make $100 fast

Would you have a hard time coming up with $100 on short notice?

Six sins of saving

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Six sins of saving

Avoiding these savings sins may help you regain the upper hand.

Seven ways to never pay full price

Seven ways to never pay full price

Seven ways to never pay full price

Our list of cheeky tricks will have you never having to pay full price again.

Australians are getting poorer

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Australians are getting poorer

Household gross disposable income has declined for the second time in three years.

Would you pay this woman’s rent?

Would you pay this woman’s rent?

Would you pay this woman’s rent?

A Bondi student has started a crowdfunding page to help pay her rent.

Centrelink and offset accounts

Centrelink and offset accounts

Centrelink and offset accounts

Graham wants to know how Centrelink assesses offset accounts.

You’re paying for return to surplus

Coalition shifts tax burden from businesses to the individual

You’re paying for return to surplus

Parliamentary Budget Office report shows that the nation’s tax burden is now on you.

What is your super fund hiding?

Some super funds falling short of their public disclosure requirements

What is your super fund hiding?

Some super funds falling short of their public disclosure requirements.

Seven travel money wasters

Good money going to waste straight down the drain

Seven travel money wasters

Take advantage of these travellers’ experiences and give your wallet a holiday too.

Layered approach for retirement income

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Layered approach for retirement income

The need to provide for a longer retirement has become more critical than ever.

EOFY brings many changes

The new financial year brings with it many money changes

EOFY brings many changes

It’s the end of the financial year, and the beginning of a many money changes ...

Household debt at an all-time high

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Household debt at an all-time high

RBA dilemma: raising interest rates may help the economy but cripple many households.

Do I save by booking directly?

Travel SOS: do I save money by booking directly?

Do I save by booking directly?

Is it cheaper to book it directly or through a third party?

Managing your money at 60

Stacks of gold coins for money management

Managing your money at 60

Turning 60 often sharpens your focus on the need to plan for your financial future.

Five best ways to cut power costs

Five best ways to cut power costs

Five best ways to cut power costs

Five best ways to reduce the ‘idle load’ cost of your power bill.

How to make extra spending money

How to make extra spending money

How to make extra spending money

We’ve put together an extensive list of hobbies and skills that you can use to ...

Five ways that you can save

Five ways that you can save

Five ways that you can save

Start saving today, with these five marvellous mini money hacks.

25 ways to save $25 a week

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25 ways to save $25 a week

Saving $25 per week may be simpler than you think. Here’s how you can do ...

Ways you’re wasting money on food

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Ways you’re wasting money on food

Here are five ways you may be wasting money on food.

What will happen to your super?

What will happen to your super?

What will happen to your super?

The latest share market dip could mean trouble for Australians looking to retire soon.

Seven money dos and don’ts

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Seven money dos and don’ts

The simplest actions, whether done or avoided, can have the biggest impact on finances.

Savers losing interest and money

Savers losing money as tax and inflation outgrows interest rates

Savers losing interest and money

Interest earned on savings accounts too low to keep up with inflation.

Finkel Report: what it means to you

The Finkel Report may finally end the bitter climate debate

Finkel Report: what it means to you

The Finkel Report may finally end the bitter climate debate.

How to make money from travel

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How to make money from travel

Got the eye? You can make money from your travel pics. Here’s how …

Mum and Dad’s payback

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Mum and Dad’s payback

New tool keeps track of Bank of Mum and Dad lending.

How much will the bank levy cost you?

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How much will the bank levy cost you?

The Australia Institute has calculated how much the bank levy will cost if it’s passed ...

Is your data safe with the ATO?

Is your data safe with the ATO?

Is your data safe with the ATO?

30 ATO staff accessed members of the public's private data without authority.

Is your credit card being scammed?

A pickpocket steals a wallet do you know if your credit card is being scammed

Is your credit card being scammed?

Here’s how to spot the warning signs of a credit card scam.

Renting pensioners forced out of city

Rising city rental costs are forcing pensioners to move

Renting pensioners forced out of city

Pensioners are having to pay more than 60 per cent of their income to rent ...

How to save $2500 per year

How to save $2500 per year

How to save $2500 per year

Anne Rady shares several simple tips, which if followed, can help you to save up ...

How you’re seduced into spending

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How you’re seduced into spending

These clever tactics are designed to make you spend money.

Four money rules you could break

money rules to break

Four money rules you could break

Rules are made to be broken. Here are four money rules to reconsider.

Maximising your investment

Allow GormanKelly to negotiate the best outcome for you and your portfolio.

Maximising your investment

Allow GormanKelly to negotiate the best outcome for you and your portfolio.

Do you fear a cashless society?

How will a cashless society affect older Australians?

Do you fear a cashless society?

Australia could become a cashless society by 2020. How will it affect you?

Should we keep the deficit levy?

Labor calls on the Government to keep the deficit levy

Should we keep the deficit levy?

Labor questions the PM giving millionaires a $16,400 handout at the expense of the poor.

Avoiding debt disaster

Senior couple dealing with a debt disaster that could have been avoided

Avoiding debt disaster

Did you know that Australians owe over $50 billion on their credit cards?

You should be paying less for power

Electricity companies are enjoying high profits by rorting Australians

You should be paying less for power

Australian electricity providers are enjoying ridiculous profits at the expense of consumers.

Aussies don’t trust banks with super

Australians do not trust banks to manage their super

Aussies don’t trust banks with super

Seven out of 10 Australians do not trust banks to manage their super.

Social planning for retirement

Social planning for retirement

Social planning for retirement

Most people think money is the most important part of preparing for retirement.

A way to reduce assessable assets

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A way to reduce assessable assets

There is one step people can take to reduce their assets tested.

Sunday pay cuts for Aussie workers

Fair Work Commission announces Sunday pay cuts

Sunday pay cuts for Aussie workers

The cuts to Sunday penalty rates will hit retail workers hardest.

PM takes credit for interest rate cut

Malcolm Turnbull takes credit for ANZ interest rate cut

PM takes credit for interest rate cut

PM Malcolm Turnbull says no need for royal commission after ANZ rate cut.

Should you really refinance?

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Should you really refinance?

Is refinancing your debt always the best way to get your finances in order?

Dementia and managing money matters

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Dementia and managing money matters

Managing money and finances for someone with dementia is fraught with legal issues.

Petrol stations ripping us off

Proof that petrol stations are colluding to rip us off

Petrol stations ripping us off

A new study has revealed that petrol stations are colluding to rip us off.

A simple way to save $800 a year

A simple trick that could save you hundreds

A simple way to save $800 a year

A simple trick that could save you hundreds.

Money management for one

A recently separated woman manages her finances

Money management for one

Here are some simple money management tips for singles.

How to buy a used car

Miniature used cars standing in a row

How to buy a used car

What are the key things to keep in mind when buying a second-hand car?

Australia’s mortgage nightmare

Australian mortgage debt hits $1 trillion

Australia’s mortgage nightmare

Australian homeowners are among the world's most indebted with $1 trillion in borrowings.

Should she be a beneficiary?

Mature couple looking over wills

Should she be a beneficiary?

Paul wants to know if his second wife should be the beneficiary.

Seniors Card 2017 discounts

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Seniors Card 2017 discounts

Discover the most up-to-date Seniors Card discounts for 2017.

Is bankruptcy the only option?

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Is bankruptcy the only option?

Is this extreme course of action the only answer?

Time to stock up on spuds

Australia faces its worst-ever potato shortage

Time to stock up on spuds

The cost of spuds could be on the rise, as Australia faces its worst-ever potato ...

Don't put off end-of-life planning

Don't leave end of life planning to chance

Don't put off end-of-life planning

Here’s why you shouldn’t delay your end-of-life planning.

Finding freebies in 2017

Free red vintage leather sofa on the street

Finding freebies in 2017

Rachel shares the best ways to find the things you need for free.

The big super rip off

Thousands of Australians are missing money from their super accounts

The big super rip off

Thousands of Australians’ super accounts have been short-changed by employers.

Not enough money for retirement

Lack of retirement funds forcing later retirement

Not enough money for retirement

Australians will retire later with insufficient superannuation balances.

A simple way to cut grocery costs

Woman frying veggies for batch cooking

A simple way to cut grocery costs

Batch cooking is one of the simplest ways to cut your grocery bills.

Taxman gunning for online sellers

The ATO is targeting anyone who earns money from online sources

Taxman gunning for online sellers

Australians are being warned that the ATO is tracking online sources of income.

Affordable everyday 'superfoods'

Superfoods berries and nuts for weight loss

Affordable everyday 'superfoods'

Everyday foods that pack a healthy punch without the high price tag.

Three new ways to shop second-hand

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Three new ways to shop second-hand

Discover five high-tech ways to buy second-hand and save.

New year money matters

Man's hand sorting coins with seedlings

New year money matters

Get your financial affairs in order and start the year on the right foot.

Cutting bank fees in 2017

How to avoid paying any account fees in 2017

Cutting bank fees in 2017

Embrace the online banking revolution and pay no account fees in 2017.

Five steps to a better financial future

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Five steps to a better financial future

Five tips to help you take control of your finances.

How to be richer this time next year

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How to be richer this time next year

These seven tips should see you be richer in a year's time.

How long will your super last?

How long will your super last?

How long will your super last?

We show you how to get an idea of long your super will last.

Don’t fall for these money schemes

They say if it’s too good to be true, it probably is

Don’t fall for these money schemes

Three money-making schemes that people still fall for.

Can you Christmas shop for zilch?

Christmas presents in shopping basket on keyboard

Can you Christmas shop for zilch?

What ‘gems’ can you find on freecycle sites this Christmas?

The pros and cons of downsizing

What are the financial pros and cons of downsizing?

The pros and cons of downsizing

Should you downsize? Listing the pros and cons may help you to decide.

Divorce hits retirement savings

Divorce hits retirement savings

Divorce hits retirement savings

New report reveals it takes divorcees five years to regain control of finances.

Five best retirement calculators

Five best retirement calculators

Five best retirement calculators

We’ve rounded up the top five free retirement calculators on the internet.

Banish Christmas credit card woes

Woman at home using credit card and computer at Christmas

Banish Christmas credit card woes

Here are five simple ways to banish credit card woes over the festive season.

How 'honest' would you be?

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How 'honest' would you be?

Would you keep spending money you knew you didn't really have?

Budgets set to take a beating

Australians set to be stung by rising petrol and power costs

Budgets set to take a beating

Petrol and power costs set to rise – households warned to prepare for bill shock.

Spreading the cost of a holiday

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Spreading the cost of a holiday

In this week’s Travel SOS, we look at ways that Lynne can spread the cost ...

New SACC laws oust dodgy lenders

Aussies less likely to be ripped off after response to SACC inquiry

New SACC laws oust dodgy lenders

New laws will prevent vulnerable Aussies from being ripped off by dodgy lenders.

What’s hot in Berlin?

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What’s hot in Berlin?

Six wonderful things to do in Berlin.

Seven money secrets of the rich

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Seven money secrets of the rich

Seven suggestions that can teach us a thing or two about the secrets of the ...

Investing for (total) beginners

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Investing for (total) beginners

Rachel investigates whether an app can really turn you into a savvy investor.

Is organic worth the extra money?

Fresh and organic vegetables at farmers market

Is organic worth the extra money?

Is it worth the extra money to splurge on organic? Are there actual health benefits?

World’s cheapest destinations

Wallet sunglassess and world map of cheap travel destinations

World’s cheapest destinations

We share the top six global destinations that give you the most bang for your ...

Dodgy financial advice exposed

ASIC report reveals dodgy dealings in finance sector

Dodgy financial advice exposed

ASIC releases shocking report about dodgy dealings in the financial sector.

Six tips to cut your travel costs

Travel savings money in a jar with earth globe

Six tips to cut your travel costs

Ryan’s tips for saving money while you travel.

The top measure for success

Happiness rates as top measure of success for Australians

The top measure for success

Happiness outranks money as the top measure for success.

Clear credit card debt by Christmas

Clear credit card debt by Christmas

Clear credit card debt by Christmas

You can clear credit card debt by Christmas. Here’s how …

Watchdog to oversee finance sector

New standards watchdog to oversee the financial sector

Watchdog to oversee finance sector

Government to introduce new body to oversee the financial advisory sector.

Industry or retail fund?

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Industry or retail fund?

Have you ever wondered why some super funds outperform others?

Get a summer wardrobe on a budget

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Get a summer wardrobe on a budget

Overhaul your wardrobe on a budget and get a new look for summer.

Should I sign as a guarantor?

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Should I sign as a guarantor?

Going guarantor: what you need to know before signing someone else’s home loan.

Is super a big mistake?

The Grattan Institute claims that super’s importance is overblown

Is super a big mistake?

A new report claims that super’s importance to retirement savings is ‘overblown’.

What is the Saver Plus program?

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What is the Saver Plus program?

The Saver Plus program will match your savings dollar for dollar up to $500.

Your retirement and the Age Pension

Your retirement and the Age Pension

Your retirement and the Age Pension

Simplified and concise information on retirement and the Age Pension.

What to do if you lose your card?

Woman walking away after losing wallet on street

What to do if you lose your card?

What should you do when you lose your card?

Are city passes good value?

Travel SOS: Are city passes good value?

Are city passes good value?

Are city passes and other discount cards a tourist trap or a good deal?

Do you distrust your bank?

New report reveals public distrust of banks

Do you distrust your bank?

New research shows high levels of public distrust about banks.

Noel answers your questions: Part 3

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Noel answers your questions: Part 3

Is it worth saving for retirement or should you just spend what you have?

Preparing for the asset changes

Could a prepaid funeral help reduce your assessable assets?

Preparing for the asset changes

A prepaid funeral may help reduce your assessable assets.

Noel answers your questions: Part 2

Hand writing Where to invest

Noel answers your questions: Part 2

Should James put his money in super or keep it invested in property?

Will Budget cuts affect you?

How will the $6.3 billion Budget cuts affect you?

Will Budget cuts affect you?

The Omnibus Bill will cut $6.3 billion from the Budget.

Noel answers your questions: part 1

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Noel answers your questions: part 1

We’ve turned to finance expert Noel Whittaker to answer your money questions.

Best cheap cuts of meat: lamb

Female butcher with cuts of meat

Best cheap cuts of meat: lamb

The least expensive cuts of meat can often be the tastiest.

Why you’ll struggle to be debt-free

Woman using credit card to pay online

Why you’ll struggle to be debt-free

Here are four reasons why you will never be debt-free.

How to lose weight, not money

How to lose weight, not money

How to lose weight, not money

These handy hints will ensure that you lose weight without wasting money.

How to spot a credit card skimmer

Hand on ATM keypad wary of credit card skimmer

How to spot a credit card skimmer

Discover how to spot and avoid credit card skimmers.

Best ‘bang for your buck’ holidays

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Best ‘bang for your buck’ holidays

Need a budget holiday? Get more bang for your buck with these destinations.

Australia’s personal debt dilemma

Australian banks are reporting increased levels of personal debt

Australia’s personal debt dilemma

Australian banks are reporting increasing levels of personal debt and loan defaults.

Government must borrow and spend

RBA Governor urges Government to borrow and spend

Government must borrow and spend

Government must borrow and spend to dial up growth according to the RBA Governor.

Memory loss and your money

Memory loss and your money

Memory loss and your money

These five tips will help you manage your money when suffering memory loss.

How to avoid credit card fraud

Credit card fraud: how to avoid being stung

How to avoid credit card fraud

As the use of credit cards continues to rise, so too does credit card fraud.

PM demands banks pass on rate cut

PM Turnbull demands big banks to pass on full rate cut

PM demands banks pass on rate cut

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has demanded that the banks pass on the cut.

The real cost of running a car

New app helps you work out the true cost of buying and running a car

The real cost of running a car

A new app helps you work out the true cost of buying and running a ...

Baby boomers feeling the pinch

Standard of retirement living for baby boomers on the decline

Baby boomers feeling the pinch

Baby boomers are claiming lower levels of financial comfort in retirement.

The best cheap cuts of meat: beef

Affordable cuts of meat on display in a butcher

The best cheap cuts of meat: beef

The least expensive cuts of meat can often be the tastiest.

How liquid should you be?

A calculator and a pen laying on top of financial information and graphs

How liquid should you be?

What is the ideal cash and assets mix? Money expert Chris Malloy has the answer.

Home ownership numbers dwindling

Housing affordability in the spotlight after HILDA report findings

Home ownership numbers dwindling

In a few years’ time, a minority of Australians will own a home.

How to spot an investment scam

Spot the signs of an investment scam

How to spot an investment scam

How to spot the signs of an investment scam.

ASIC forces telco to refund millions

ASIC forcing Optus to pay back $2.4 million to around 175,000 customers

ASIC forces telco to refund millions

A breach of trust by a major telco will mean it now has to refund ...

How to crowd fund your holiday

Happy older couple on holiday with map laughing together

How to crowd fund your holiday

Do you want to tick a box on your travel bucket list but don’t have ...

When do you book travel insurance?

When should you purchase your travel insurance policy?

When do you book travel insurance?

When is the best time to purchase travel insurance? The answer is very simple …

10 tips towards financial health

10 things to do for your financial health this year

10 tips towards financial health

The start of the financial year is a great time to hit reset on your ...

What will your vote cost you?

Find out how your vote will affect your hip pocket

What will your vote cost you?

RateCity has created a calculator that informs you of the personal cost of your vote.

Is your private data being sold?

Credit company under fire for allegedly selling private information

Is your private data being sold?

Credit reporting agency Veda is being criticised for allegedly selling private data.

Are you in the ATO's sights at tax time?

Are you in the ATO's sights at tax time?

Are you in the ATO's sights at tax time?

The Australian Tax Office tells taxpayers what it’s targeting come tax time.

$4.3 billion wasted on interest fees

Why do Australians waste $4.3 billion each year on interest repayments?

$4.3 billion wasted on interest fees

Why do Australians waste $4.3 billion each year on interest repayments?

Basic income proposal rejected

Basic income proposal rejected

Basic income proposal rejected

A referendum in Switzerland has seen legislation to introduce basic income rejected.

Electricity bills explained

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Electricity bills explained

This simple guide may help you to secure a better electricity deal.

Seven smart ways to save money

Seven smart ways to save money

Seven smart ways to save money

A quick video that explains seven smart yet simple tips for saving money.

Where to bag the cheapest groceries

Where to bag the cheapest groceries

Where to bag the cheapest groceries

Which supermarket is the cheapest for your weekly grocery shop?

How to make clothes last longer

Save money by taking better care of your clothes

How to make clothes last longer

Taking proper care of your clothes will have you looking fresher for longer and will ...

Shoppers mad over milk shortage

Aussie shoppers angry over branded milk shortages in major supermarkets

Shoppers mad over milk shortage

Shoppers accuse supermarkets of sabotaging a campaign to support dairy farmers.

Refinance your mortgage

Refinance your mortgage

Refinance your mortgage

Interested in finding out how your current mortgage stacks up against those on the market?

Reduce your mortgage by 10 years

How to reduce your mortgage by 10 years

Reduce your mortgage by 10 years

It’s easier than you think to knock years off your home loan.

Microwave versus stovetop

Microwave versus stovetop

Microwave versus stovetop

Could you be saving money by using your microwave more often?

Investment risks explained

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Investment risks explained

Noel Whittaker illustrates the dangers of not understanding investment risks.

Five everyday tips to save money

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Five everyday tips to save money

These small changes can make much difference to how much you save.

Banks profit from rate cut delay

Big banks stand to pocket millions by withholding RBA rates from customers

Banks profit from rate cut delay

Banks stand to pocket around $21 million dollars by withholding rate cuts.

How to budget (in retirement)

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How to budget (in retirement)

Are you brave enough to follow Kaye Fallick’s formula to save?

5 refinancing mistakes to avoid

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5 refinancing mistakes to avoid

There are pitfalls to be avoided when refinancing.

Prep your home for winter and save

Prep your home for winter and save

Prep your home for winter and save

Don’t be left out in the cold this winter – now is an ideal time ...

Australia’s secret spending habits

Australia’s secret spending habits

Australia’s secret spending habits

A new report from finder.com.au reveals the secret spending habits of Australians.

Your money milestones

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Your money milestones

Managing your money doesn’t get any easier as you get older, but there are certain ...

Extend the life of your smartphone

Extend the life of your smartphone

Extend the life of your smartphone

These five tips will extend the life of your phone and keep money in your ...

Tips for a successful garage sale

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Tips for a successful garage sale

Leon’s garage sale tips will put money in your pocket and a smile on your ...

How to save money with DIY beauty

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How to save money with DIY beauty

Here are five fabulous potions and lotions mostly made with cheap, basic ingredients.

Retirement: the risk is all yours

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Retirement: the risk is all yours

The risk of funding retirement income has well and truly shifted – and now it’s ...

Avoiding relationship money woes

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Avoiding relationship money woes

When it comes to relationships, finances and friendships don’t always mix.

The murky future of retirement

The murky future of retirement

The murky future of retirement

Three quarters of Australians aged 45 and over dream of retiring early but can’t.

Hardship register to help those in debt

Hardship register to help those in debt

Hardship register to help those in debt

The new National Hardship Register has been created to help those struggling to pay off ...

Excessive transaction fees to disappear

Excessive transaction fees to disappear

Excessive transaction fees to disappear

The now has ACCC the power to fine companies charging excessive surcharges.

Are you an emotional spender?

Woman using a calculator to track her sepnding habits

Are you an emotional spender?

Emotional spending can impact on more than just your financial health.

Romance on a budget

Set of scales shows a balance between romance and finances

Romance on a budget

You don’t need to spend big to show your true feelings.

Your credit score explained

Man's hand with notebook saying credit score

Your credit score explained

You need to understand how your credit score is calculated.

Super rich own half the world’s wealth

Sixty-two people own more than half the world’s wealth

Super rich own half the world’s wealth

The richest 1 per cent, or 62 people, have more wealth than the rest of ...

Super funds set to post a loss in 2016

Superannuation: returns set to take a hit in 2016

Super funds set to post a loss in 2016

Australian superannuation funds have already posted a 2.5 per cent loss in 2016.

What charities do with your money

What charities do with your money

What charities do with your money

Where is your charitable donation going?

Woolworths bows to customers’ demands

Woolworths to offer Qantas Frequent Flyer points

Woolworths bows to customers’ demands

Woolworths is set to announce changes to its new reward program.

GST increase good for pensioners

GST increase good for pensioners

GST increase good for pensioners

New research suggests that pensioners will be better off under proposed changes to the GST.

Finland’s national basic income

Finland’s national basic income

Finland’s national basic income

All Finnish citizens could receive a monthly €800 ($1190) stipend under new proposals.

Common credit card mistakes

Common credit card mistakes

Common credit card mistakes

Do you make any of these nine common credit card mistakes?

Is your future being stolen?

Is your future being stolen?

Is your future being stolen?

Research suggests $44 billion in retirement savings could be lost over the next 10 years.

Money habits you need to break

Money habits you need to break

Money habits you need to break

Do you need to break away from these five bad money habits?

Easy ways to save money

Easy ways to save money

Easy ways to save money

Here are some ways you’re saving money without knowing.

Westpac’s rate increase “greedy”

Westpac’s rate increase “greedy”

Westpac’s rate increase “greedy”

Westpac has been accused of gouging its customers with its new mortgage rate.

Aussies losing billions to ‘lazy tax’

Aussies losing billions to ‘lazy tax’

Aussies losing billions to ‘lazy tax’

Australians who are sticking with current service providers could be losing big bucks.

Energy companies gouging consumers

Energy companies gouging consumers

Energy companies gouging consumers

The electricity component of your latest bill made up just 11 per cent of what ...

Trans-Pacific Partnership reached

Trans-Pacific Partnership reached

Trans-Pacific Partnership reached

Twelve Pacific-rim nations have agreed upon the largest free-trade agreement in history.

How to save money and eat well

How to save money and eat well

How to save money and eat well

Our 10 tips will save you money and still satisfy your tummy at the table.

Spring clean your finances

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Spring clean your finances

Reap the rewards of breathing new life into your finances.

Punished by postcode?

Punished by postcode?

Punished by postcode?

The percentage of a property's purchase price NAB will lend is being capped in 80 ...

Money habits for happy couples

Money habits for happy couples

Money habits for happy couples

Our seven habits for managing money will make for happier couples and better bottom lines.

Super tax breaks back on agenda

Super tax breaks back on agenda

Super tax breaks back on agenda

Financial Services Inquiry head, David Murray, has called for the new PM to rethink super.

Older Australians retiring in debt

Older Australians retiring in debt

Older Australians retiring in debt

Australians are carrying higher levels of debt into retirement than the previous generation.

How to make and stick to a budget

How to make and stick to a budget

How to make and stick to a budget

Creating a budget can be a big task but it’s worth the effort.

RBA call to reduce credit rates

RBA call to reduce credit rates

RBA call to reduce credit rates

The RBA has called out the big banks for not reducing rates on credit cards.

The magic of compound interest

The magic of compound interest

The magic of compound interest

Interest is calculated on the increasing balance, generating more and more interest.

Make your car tyres last longer

Make your car tyres last longer

Make your car tyres last longer

Looking after your car tyres can save you money and improve the driving experience.

The ages and stages of retirement

The ages and stages of retirement

The ages and stages of retirement

Our finance expert Richard Shermon explains the finer points of retirement.

Start the financial year properly

Start the financial year properly

Start the financial year properly

The new financial year is a good time to get back on track.

Telstra’s $90 million phone bill

Telstra’s $90 million phone bill

Telstra’s $90 million phone bill

Telstra has lost millions of dollars on its phone line deal with the DHS.

Will cash be obsolete in 10 years?

Will cash be obsolete in 10 years?

Will cash be obsolete in 10 years?

Research reveals cash will become obsolete within the next five to 10 years.

Would you share your home?

Would you share your home?

Would you share your home?

Homeshare offers cost-effective living for young and older Australians.

Save with these budgeting apps

Save with these budgeting apps

Save with these budgeting apps

Get to know your spending habits with one of these free budgeting apps.

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Budget changes could see 200,000 part-pensioners lose their entitlements.

Simple ways to save money

Simple ways to save money

Simple ways to save money

Is saving money a challenge for you? These simple tips may help you on your ...

Aussies could save big on groceries

Aussies could save big on groceries

Aussies could save big on groceries

A supermarket price war could save Australians money on groceries.

Time to rethink retirement

Time to rethink retirement

Time to rethink retirement

What is retirement? What does it mean to you?

Earn extra cash from home

Earn extra cash from home

Earn extra cash from home

How to have fun while earning extra money from home

Three super investment options

Three super investment options

Three super investment options

To help close your retirement shortfall gap, get savvy with your super.

Pretend you make less and save

Pretend you make less and save

Pretend you make less and save

Pretending that you earn less can save you money.

Big banks delay rate cuts

Big banks delay rate cuts

Big banks delay rate cuts

Australia’s biggest banks will profit $68 million by delaying for 17 days the RBA rate ...

Rate cuts call for action

Rate cuts call for action

Rate cuts call for action

It’s worthwhile shopping around to see if you can get a better interest rate.

Thousands duped by insurance scam

Thousands duped by insurance scam

Thousands duped by insurance scam

Thousands of Australians have been sold into invalid insurance products.

Super stays steady as dollar drops

Super stays steady as dollar drops

Super stays steady as dollar drops

The Australian dollar falls to a five-year low, but superannuation returns remain steady.

Great gifts under $25

Great gifts under $25

Great gifts under $25

A selection of Christmas gifts for $25 or less.

Five best Christmas shopping websites

Five best Christmas shopping websites

Five best Christmas shopping websites

Online shopping may save you a headache during this silly season.

Be aware of elder abuse

Older Australians cautioned to be aware of elder abuse

Be aware of elder abuse

Take control of your financial affairs and put the right measures in place.

Equity release – is it for you?

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Equity release – is it for you?

A Reverse Mortgage may be a good way to access money for those who are ...

Holden to pull out of Australia

Holden to pull out of Australia

Holden to pull out of Australia

Holden boss Mike Devereux announced that the company will stop manufacturing cars in Australia.

Breaking bad money habits

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Breaking bad money habits

Understanding your bad money habits and how to fix them will help get your finances ...

Ten penny-pinching tips

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Ten penny-pinching tips

Everyone has a favourite tip for saving money or reusing household goods.

Asylum seeker rights

Asylum seeker rights

Asylum seeker rights

The UNHCR is "deeply concerned" with living conditions on Nauru and Manus Islands.

How to switch online savings accounts

How to switch online savings accounts

How to switch online savings accounts

Being unsure of the process is what stops many from switching their saving accounts

Australia gets new money

Australia gets new money

Australia gets new money

The Reserve Bank of Australia has been working to create new, "youthful" banknotes

Ten money saving Christmas tips

Ten money saving Christmas tips

Ten money saving Christmas tips

With Christmas 22 weeks away, you may think you have all the time in the ...

MP Pay Rise

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MP Pay Rise

The average salary of a backbencher has increased by $49,640 compared with a year ago.

Leaving it all behind

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Leaving it all behind

We don't often read about what happens after someone dies – from a legal aspect, ...

Children’s savings and grandparents’ gifting

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Children’s savings and grandparents’ gifting

Many grandparents across Australia are keen to contribute in some way to the bringing ...

Two-for-one museum entry

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Two-for-one museum entry

Culture Connect enables you to save money with two-for-one entry offers to many of ...

Money: you can’t just give it away

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Money: you can’t just give it away

Sharing a windfall with family may seem a kind gesture but with the restrictive ...

The rich take all

The rich take all

The rich take all

Has Australia become a nation where greed is officially good? And the rich are ...

Foster Care is too expensive

Foster Care is too expensive

Foster Care is too expensive

Recently the New South Wales government cut the Foster Care Allowance for over 16s ...

It takes a village

It takes a village

It takes a village

Foster care is expensive. But then so is looking after any child, whether they ...

Call to cut rates

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Call to cut rates

Today the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will meet for the ...

Fruit and veg price war – who benefits?

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Fruit and veg price war – who benefits?

On Australia Day in 2011 the Coles supermarket chain slashed the price of milk. ...

A bus-load of money

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A bus-load of money

Well done Ken Grenda and his sons, Scott and Geoff, who have looked after ...

Australia hands out money

Australia hands out money

Australia hands out money

The Age has today reported that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) told the world ...

Tips to track your spending

Tips to track your spending

Tips to track your spending

Keeping track of where your money goes isn’t the easiest task. It does, however, seem ...

Are you money savvy?

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Are you money savvy?

We all like to think we understand the basics of money management. Whether it’s ...

Bring forward rules for your non-concessional contributions

Bring forward rules for your non-concessional contributions

Bring forward rules for your non-concessional contributions

An effective way of reaching your retirement goal

Preparing for the first day of the rest of your life

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Preparing for the first day of the rest of your life

Retirement is a big step which requires careful planning and a considered approach to ...

Superannuation shortfall solutions

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Superannuation shortfall solutions

The earlier you can start planning, the better your chances of meeting your retirement targets.

Age limit abolished

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Age limit abolished

The Federal Government has announced that it will be abolishing the age limit for superannuation ...

What can be insured?

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What can be insured?

These days you can insure against giving birth to twins or having to cancel ...

Tips for purchasing life insurance

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Tips for purchasing life insurance

According to a new study 85 per cent of Australians don’t feel that they ...

Getting things in order - Power of Attorney

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Getting things in order - Power of Attorney

Perhaps you offered to deal with a seemingly simple bureaucratic matter on behalf of ...

Why use a planner?

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Why use a planner?

Financial planners often get bad press but that doesn’t mean the whole industry should ...

Good housekeeping for SMSFs

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Good housekeeping for SMSFs

Australia currently boasts around 435,000 Self Managed Super Funds. Martin Murden provides ...

Transferring your UK pension to Australia

Transferring your UK pension to Australia

Transferring your UK pension to Australia

Having a pension fund across the world may not be financially beneficial in terms ...

Gifting and DSP

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Gifting and DSP

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 ...

How to make the most of your salary

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How to make the most of your salary

Whether retirement is a long way off or just around the corner, it’s ...

Missing money

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Missing money

Can you imagine money that is rightfully yours, just sitting somewhere, unclaimed? The Australian ...

Carolyn’s concern for her mother

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Carolyn’s concern for her mother

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 ...

Reverse Mortgage or Home Equity Conversion

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Reverse Mortgage or Home Equity Conversion

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 ...

Withdrawing from a super fund

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Withdrawing from a super fund

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 ...

67 before you get your super

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67 before you get your super

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 ...

Where there’s a will…

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Where there’s a will…

Whether you’re leaving your fortune to your grandchildren or the local cat shelter, making ...

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