The following articles have the tag money
Older Australians can take a bow for the way they have weathered the pandemic storm. ...
CHOICE warns Australians against using ‘Senior Advantage’ service.
Australians may have dodged the health impacts, but COVID hit investments hard.
Noel Whittaker says switching banks regularly for an extra 0.5 per cent is a mug’s ...
Energy rates are finally on the way down. Is your energy provider passing on the ...
Australians are in ‘survival mode’ due to the coronavirus recession, Canstar finds.
With almost zero interest on bank deposits and fewer dividends, time to consider ETFs.
Queensland has introduced new laws to protect the elderly from financial abuse.
Judy wants to sell her home and investment property to become eligible for the pension.
Everything that you need to consider before committing to solar panels.
Proper professional advice for all Australians could reduce Age Pension spending.
Recent changes to means testing could put more money in your pocket.
More than 100 groups have attacked the government’s plan to axe safe lending laws.
New research reveals nearly four in five shoppers will proactively support small businesses.
Mike has two investment properties and wants to know what happens when they make a ...
The government has released the findings from the Retirement Income Review at long last.
Measuring the material factors of our lives can tell us a lot about the state ...
A granny flat interest is an agreement for accommodation for life.
No plan is a good plan if you don’t know how much your need, writes ...
How much do you really know about income protection insurance?
Experts preach patience, frugality to older workers hit hard by the pandemic recession.
Federal Court to notify those eligible to join consumer credit class action.
Even reluctant web browsers say they won’t be rushing back to stores – or credit ...
Adults who spend four years in economic hardship are at risk of accelerated ageing.
Funds are on the road back and may fuel a faster economic recovery.
Analyst tells how homeowners can save more than $20,000 in five years.
Consumer advocates, the government and a bank call out predatory debt management firms.
Research predicts Christmas spending will change this year, but not among older Australians.
A report into home sizes reveals Australians are again building big houses and apartments.
Younger people increasingly falling victim, Stroke Foundation studies find.
Keep your bathroom sparkling with these brilliant budget cleaning tips.
Sneaky system means a product can have different prices for different customers.
The government said there would be few super changes in the Budget, but there were ...
Harvey Norman is among those in CHOICE’s crosshairs for its credit card policies.
Federal treasurer wants watered down laws to help lift the country out of recession.
Home renovation is a key term in 2020.
Have you checked your super balance lately?
CUA’s home sentiment survey reveals a drastic shift in what is important in property.
Association of Independent Retirees calls rate cut ‘a kick in the guts’ for retirees.
It might not be the worst problem to have during a recession, but for Australians ...
Noel Whittaker tells whether Joan should continue to hunt better bank interest rates.
Bank Australia joins roll call of financial institutions blocking gambling on credit.
Drew looks into the history of the Melbourne Cup and explains how to choose your ...
New research reveals older Aussies lack confidence when accessing home care packages.
They make too much money to ask questions, says Associate Professor Mark Crosby.
How far your retirement funds need to stretch depends on how long you are likely ...
Wanted to paint or learn another language, but never found the time? Now you have ...
Can a bank insist that you visit a branch in order to close an account? ...
Like any big commitment, breaking a mortgage can have serious consequences.
It can be difficult to keep up with new technology, but it doesn’t have to ...
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission finds electricity reforms working.
The big tip for Melbourne Cup day is a big fat RBA rate cut, say ...
Money is always tight for Hobart grandmother Kathy Flynn, but never before has a bill ...
As with everything in 2020, your tax return may look very different this year.
Pandemic increases buying in remote areas and research reveals the best value locations.
Industry Super Australia says tax cuts need to be matched by a change to tax ...
Financial advice hard to access and expensive, says Financial Planning Association chair.
Stores are seeing fewer cash transactions and want to see even less.
Senator discusses likelihood of a third tranche of the early access to super scheme.
Anthony Albanese wants Australian manufacturing to grow and details his plan.
Kids returning to the family home are straining their parents’ finances.
Make larger concessional contributions if you have unused concessional cap space.
Provocative plan shows people would pay more for shorter waiting times, longer consults.
A significant proportion of older Aussies would invest in property with their super.
The Budget initiatives that will assist older Australians.
Loyalty is a great quality, but it can be costly when you shop.
Government announces capital gains tax incentives in a bid to prevent elder abuse.
A guide to make sure you don't pay for what you don't need.
YLC member Frank reflects on the positives and negatives of 40 years in Australia.
The move that allows you to pass property to your kids without upsetting Centrelink.
Pensioners group seeks a permanent pension hardship supplement.
The Australian Financial Complaints Authority releases latest complaint statistics.
Energy strategies that will make a big difference to your upcoming bills.
A question at Daniel Andrews’ press conference points to a possible GST increase.
The Morrison government plans to remove lending legislation introduced after the GFC.
Josh Frydenberg has painted a sombre picture of the outlook for the Australian economy.
Theo R. reflects on why Australia was a much better country in 1966.
One-third of Australian homes contain asbestos, so it’s important to know what to look for.
Depending on your fund, the October rate rise could be higher or lower than 2.92 ...
The number of people returning to the workforce after retiring is growing.
What Noel Whittaker says about putting money aside for the grandchildren.
‘When retirement arrives, it won’t be a good feeling’.
The need for a financial planner and why this is important for all retirees
Expert modelling shows for every dollar women get, men would get $2.19.
How to protect your nest egg as COVID-19 challenges keep coming.
Simplicity and transparency promised as analysts say ‘do the maths’.
Superannuation mergers have led to a considerable reduction in fees.
Noel Whittaker answers your questions about super – and offers a money-saving tip.
Consumer group CHOICE compares prices on 150 products at Aldi, Woolworths and Coles.
COVID and low interest rates are forcing a rethink on how to manage the nest ...
Thank the banks for missing out on a collective $1.6 billion in the past six ...
This twist on a classic Czech pastry is perfect with a mug of strong black ...
Important economic reform in Australia peaked in the 1980s and 1990s.
Trying your hand at the stock market? Be careful where your information is coming from.
The Australian Lawyers Alliance says millions in compensation payments are being delayed.
Former prime minister Tony Abbott calls for COVID rules to be relaxed in Australia.
The number of households expecting to be able to pay bills decreased in August.
An Australian Stock Exchange study suggests many Australians will delay retirement.
Even bond traders find it hard to get a handle on what bonds are.
When it comes to money, maybe our parents and grandparents did know best.
SMSF expert concerned about the way tax office will treat excess pension payments.
Here are five ways you may be wasting money on food.
The financial impact of COVID-19 is starting to hit more people, according to ABS figures.
Westpac’s scrapping of dividend payments will slash one million retirement incomes.
Research finds nearly three in four over-60s were struggling to save before pandemic.
It’s easier to increase the value of your property than you think.
Are Australians saving for a rainy day, or just being super cautious?
So who – or what – is to blame for this inequality?
Some pensioners can borrow instalments from the government.
There’s a rare silver lining to the pandemic, survey finds.
July super figures still down on last year, but there are signs of growth.
A key area the government’s Retirement Income Review must tackle.
But Services Australia says processing goals are met 80 per cent of the time.
Items you should definitely leave out of your trolley at the supermarket.
Do you fully understand how long your retirement savings need to last?
How to avoid money issues in a relationship.
Allowing Australia Post to take deposits could secure essential banking services.
Should Australians in retirement, or nearing retirement, be reappraising their income?
New and returned stock market ‘players’ buying up big as super funds were selling hard.
The Commonwealth Seniors Health Card is a massive money saver. So who can receive one, ...
The $300 billion hit to government finances is as good as it is going to ...
Survey shows more than one in four adults experienced some form of financial abuse.
Australians forced home by COVID-19 are struggling to pay energy bills.
For far too long, senior drivers have been ignored or, even worse, vilified.
ANU report calls for a major tax overhaul to address intergenerational inequality.
Josh Funder sets the record straight on reverse mortgages.
Fires and drought have biggest impact on March quarter costs.
As funds finalise their reporting for June 2020, the fallout from the COVID-19 crisis is ...
Confusion abounds over economic cost of the virus compared to cost of lockdowns.
The Pension Supplement has been paid to those on certain pensions since September 2009.
Mega-mergers are coming and there will soon be far fewer superannuation funds: expert.
I’ll be okay, but the economy will struggle: surveys find.
Tax time can be painful or highly anticipated. Dr Adrian Raftery outlines the traps and ...
Are you sure you’ve kept track of all your finances? Should you check?
Should compulsory longevity risk management be added to all super products?
Ben explains exchange traded funds and how they could work for you.
Retirement planning is complex, but these trends are set to make things even harder.
As the first phase of COVID-19 assistance from the banks ends, new plans are announced.
Candice is worried her mother is trying to cut her out of her will.
Why this recession will be different, and what can be done to help.
Victoria and NSW are considering scrapping stamp duty in favour of land taxes.
More older Australians can now make voluntary contributions to their super.
Quiz will quickly show whether you’re on the right path – or not.
Personal finance expert answers key financial questions from panicked Australians.
The number of Aussies who couldn't pay rent or mortgage on time has more than ...
‘Everybody is having a punt,’ says investment expert.
Beware these capital gains tax risks when claiming deductions for working from home.
Financial elder abuse on the rise as children demand bailouts from retired parents.
Challenger shares five facts that might surprise you when it comes to aged care planning. ...
The tax office is zeroing in on fraud schemes taking advantage of stimulus packages.
Retired actuary John De Ravin crunches the numbers on owning a home and the Age ...
Why do we need E10? Is it safe for your car? Paul Murrell explains.
Australians lost more than $634 million to scams in 2019, ACCC finds.
For most of us, 2020 has not been what we expected.
Changes to superannuation pension are set to start from 1 July.
Understanding this concept is a fundamental plank in being money smart.
With fuel prices at historic lows, could you be reaping rewards at the servo?
Super funds have proven resilient to the turmoil that hit markets in the wake of ...
Dr Adrian Raftery shares updates on ways retirees can maximise their tax returns.
Increased reliance on family in time of COVID putting more older people at risk.
Not in the business of telling you how to spend your own money: senator.
Throwing Australian retirees a lifeline could save more than retirement dreams.
How AFCA can help you resolve issues with financial services providers.
The pace of super fund mergers will continue to rise over the next two years.
What is open banking? Can it save you money? Should you trust it?
Marcia wants to know how much it will cost to update her will.
Superannuation fund results defy coronavirus crisis, APRA stats show.
Mr Taxman’s tips to ensure you make the most of end-of-financial year strategies.
Blame COVID-19 and a royal commission, but your super looks set to cost your more. ...
Peak financial body suggests super could play a big part in pandemic recovery.
New scheme ‘lining the kitchens and bathrooms of people who can already afford it’.
Humans have a natural preference for things to stay as they are. But in a ...
Canberra announces a plan aimed at keeping older Australians employed.
Noel Whittaker tells Jane how to organise her assets to minimise taxes on her death.
Australia’s corporate watchdog warns consumers about fake term deposit scams.
The Commonwealth Bank will provide itemised digital receipts through its app.
Some women are having to withdraw entire super balances to survive the pandemic.
There are strict rules and limits relating to how much Rent Assistance you can receive.
Most Aussies wrongly believed their funds would de-risk pre-COVID-19.
Experts tell how government may seek to ease the financial burden of COVID-19.
Patrick asks Rod Cunich for help on how to bequeath insurance on his wife’s life. ...
It’s never too late, says financial adviser Helen Baker. Here’s how.
Can you blame your cruise control for your speeding fine?
CHOICE consumer finance expert Patrick Veyret joins host John Deeks to explain the credit card ...
Many of us intend to make ethical purchase decisions, but the goal often falls short. ...
Bryan wonders whether a new property should be jointly owned or in his wife’s name ...
‘Payouts consistent with Treasury estimate and not presenting liquidity issues’.
If your retirement income has taken a hit, a household loan might be the right ...
Travelmath can help you calculate your travel costs, time and distance.
Can siblings contest new will drawn up by stepfather after the death of their mother? ...
Research house SuperRatings predicts a negative result for super this financial year.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison plans to review COVID-19 assistance payments.
Life will never be the same, but decisions retirees make now can still help.
Tell us about what you want from life in a post-pandemic world – and win!
National cabinet announces three-step plan for safe economy by July.
Beyond travel, a trans-Tasman bubble is an opportunity for Australia and NZ to reduce dependence ...
Banks have been quick to introduce hardship measures, but be wary of this move.
For many, understanding investment risk has been a painful lesson of COVID-19.
What’s the ‘rule’ about keeping some funds readily accessible for emergencies?
The number of Australians seeking access to welfare support and unclaimed cash doubled.
The uptake of contactless payments could lead to the death of cash.
When a person dies, in most cases their super provider pays their remaining super to ...
John talks to money man Noel Whittaker about when to tell Centrelink about your reduced ...
Hilda* is the executor of her late father’s will and has a question regarding property ...
Premium fuel costs considerably more than non-premium fuel. Motoring writer Paul Murrell tells whether spending ...
The wholesale price of fuel in Australia is about 82 cents per litre, so why ...
The PBS began in 1948 providing free medicines for specific conditions.
Words from the wise: Noel Whittaker answers your questions and shares his 20 commandments of ...
The government’s early access to super scheme could be weighed down by ineligible claims.
How to avoid paying too much for five essential products.
You can access super within five days, but at what cost to your future income?
SuperRatings’ Camille Schmitt explains the dangers in turning your back on financial advice.
If you’re worried about making ends meet and want to look forward with confidence, a ...
YourLifeChoices keeps you up to date with government changes that could affect your retirement.
Spare a thought for those who’ll be hit hardest and those who’ll pay the bill, ...
The pandemic has exposed flaws in how companies operated pre-COVID-19.
Five best ways to reduce the ‘idle load’ cost of your power bill.
Lawyer Rod Cunich explains the ramifications of Jeff’s planned generosity.
Super members are scrambling to check their account balances.
Ignorance is bliss – right up until you’re in your overdraft.
Funds must level with their members and return what they save on the shutdown of ...
Banks will not report failed payments; creditors under pressure to freeze interest.
Edith is planning an overseas trip next year and is wondering about the best way ...
Australians are among the most generous when it comes to donations to worthy causes.
Research reveals 4.2 million working Aussies were living hand to mouth well before the coronavirus ...
Should accessing super early be a last resort? What are your options?
Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker tells how to choose a financial adviser and what you ...
RBA Shadow Board says the cash rate should stay at historic low.
Scammers trying to exploit Australians hit financially by the COVID-19 crisis.
What are the most equitable ways to handle this major short-term trauma?
The PM says ‘no’, but could franking credits and dividends still be seen as options?
Supermarkets struggling to keep up with demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Lynda wants to know what the rules are regarding owning cryptocurrency and the Age Pension.
With so many vendors refusing cash payments, we could see a cashless society soon.
When matters of wills and legacies cross state lines and relate to years gone by, ...
A superannuation expert discusses how to earn an income after you retire.
World leaders saying they will do whatever it takes to minimise the impact of COVID-19 ...
Exhaust every other stimulus measure before accessing your super, say super experts.
If you’re worried about your super in these turbulent times, it might be time to ...
It is still possible to buy and sell property, but the rules have changed.
Who better to inform you about your Age Pension and entitlements than Centrelink?
AMP’s chief economist provides some tips for thinking about your money and what to do ...
With health funds set to lift the price of cover within days, we asked an ...
Small funds deny they have a problem as the regulator prepares to issue fresh guidance ...
Graham Hand managing editor at First Links newsletter tells YourLifeChoices members about the three biggest ...
Noel Whittaker, Kirby Rappell and Russell Markham share their thoughts.
When will the government present the next coronavirus stimulus package?
Australia’s largest super funds not immune to effects of global pandemic.
The ACCC has issued advice for consumers when events, flights or travel services are cancelled.
Banks offering relief on repayments, low-interest loans and ATO easing up on tax requirements.
Is it too late to save your super?
What if you didn’t just dream you’d won Tattslotto? Are you sure you’d be happier? ...
One in four Australians will get a $750 coronavirus cash handout. Will you qualify?
Woolworths leads the way, offering dedicated shopping times for the elderly and disabled.
Pensioners receive a one-off cash payment in the government’s stimulus package.
What you want – and need – from a health insurer.
Scheme could enable greater wealth for all, with big benefits flowing to low-income earners.
Noel Whittaker tells how best to use the money Ron has saved.
An ageing population and aged care concerns may lead to more family care arrangements.
‘Barefoot Investor’ Scott Pape says there’s no need to panic about your retirement savings.
Knowing how to deactivate online accounts when loved ones die can save you a lot ...
Have you helped your child get on the ladder? How much did you sacrifice?
Industry cash cow outlawed in favour of fairer deals for all.
What fund experts say about the impact of the coronavirus on your retirement plans.
Residency issues complicate inheritance wishes.
There is a way to ensure a reliable income stream without the volatility of the ...
Elaine reveals how using RateSetter helped her prepare for a relaxing retirement.
Create a steady income stream and stay ahead of the curve during low-rate environment.
Impact investing aims to balance the twin objectives of acceptable financial returns and positive social ...
Research shows that Australians are prepared to borrow big regardless of risks.
The majority of hospital treatment policies held by Australians now contain exclusions.
Why you need to put finance before romance and do a credit check on your ...
Get to know your spending habits with one of these free budgeting apps.
Worried about running out of money? This concept could ensure income for life.
Medical and hospital costs almost treble over 20 years.
‘Tax refunds are simply helping us to get by now,’ says Money.com.au spokesperson.
Thousands of credit scores changed last week. We explain why.
Health insurers are paying considerably less for medical equipment, so why are prices rising?
Could these constrained retirees be better placed? Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker assesses their financial ...
If there was ever such a thing as the key to investment success, this may ...
Hint: it’s got nothing to do with money, your career, a fancy car or a ...
‘With a universal age pension, Australians will have an incentive to save for retirement,’ says ...
Could these 'affluent' retirees be better organised financially? Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker assesses their ...
Markets are starting to feel the pinch as they react to the outbreak of the ...
What should you do with an inheritance? Should you spend it on your mortgage? A ...
Do you believe the banks have abandoned Aussie retirees?
Squeals would be heard, but there would be relatively few squealers and they might be ...
Could these retirees be better placed? Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker assesses their financial health ...
Read this before you even consider lending your children money.
Retired actuary and ‘rule of thumb’ co-creator John De Ravin explains how you can spend ...
Comment: Government changes introduced in 2017 will eventually mean all of us will be taxed ...
As funds defend fee rises, senior economist and government minister go on the attack.
Here’s how to cut household costs and maintain your property’s value.
Research reveals stigma and anxiety is stopping Aussies talking about their finances.
We all need to ensure our end-of-life plans are in place in a timely fashion. ...
As government funds for bushfire relief put the budget surplus in doubt, changes to the ...
The ACCC slams retailers for misleading consumers with false savings claims.
You meant to pay your car insurance bill, but got the account details wrong and ...
Financial advice is a term with a multitude of meanings.
CHOICE experts share the top five things you can do to start the year right.
Law firm Maurice Blackburn has launched a class action against the National Australia Bank.
Australia’s digital banks are shouting from the rooftops about their interest rates and taking a ...
In the eyes of scammers and thieves, credit cards are the holy grail. Here’s what ...
While 2019 was a good year, fund members are reminded that super is a long ...
Price rises in the September quarter were smaller than in the June quarter with all ...
Will you spend more in retirement than during your working life? Will your spending change ...
Do you know how much you can ‘safely’ spend in retirement? Accurium (part of the ...
If you had financial forewarning, would it have made any difference to your retirement status?
Make some super simple changes that could make a lifetime of difference in retirement.
2020 could be the ‘year of the merger’ – meaning lower fees for members.
About one-third of all workers are missing out on legally entitled superannuation payments, according to ...
While retirees tend to prefer ‘safe options’ for their nest eggs, higher yields through dividends ...
Private hospitals believe curbing claims on private health insurance for treatment in public hospitals is ...
Andrée is expecting a big inheritance and wants to know what happens if she pays ...
Many are concerned this will give the banks and authorities too much control over how ...
Some premium credit cards have complimentary airport lounge entry as an added feature.
As official cash rates plummet, hurting older Australians with cash in the bank, credit card ...
Australia Institute senior economist Matt Grudnoff dusts off the crystal ball to help you budget ...
There seem to be many questions without answers for retirees and pre-retirees, writes Janelle Ward. ...
‘This is their money they have worked hard to accumulate, and in some cases – ...
A national crisis of underinsurance could cripple communities permanently, according to new research.
What is the likelihood of a downturn in 2020? And how might it affect retirees?
When it comes to their golden years, there are three essential factors retirees should take ...
What you can expect to pay more for this year based on 2019 trends.
What do you want from retirement? Are you even ready to retire?
The easy way to mitigate the cost of rising insurance premiums.
Get your financial affairs in order and start the year on the right foot.
Bianca is about to apply for the Age Pension and has some questions about the ...
‘No cleaner justifies the cost and effort you'd need to expend on buying these products,’ ...
In a small country town, money can do the rounds very quickly.
Personal income specialist Noel Whittaker assists YourLifeChoices members with queries about retirement plans, the Age ...
Baby boomers remain the least wasteful of all Australians, throwing out only $498 of their ...
Avoid the gift card you give becoming one of the tens of thousands never redeemed.
David and his wife own their home as ‘joint tenants’. They ask estate planning lawyer ...
Have you received the perfect early Christmas present? Chant West reveals how funds are shaping ...
Centrelink reporting and payment dates for the Christmas and New Year period.
Becoming a savvy diner may help you eat out more often.
Government needs to look to older Australians and the unemployed to stimulate the economy, writes ...
An entire generation has probably never even seen a cheque, says finance analyst.
Sydney hailstorms were the “perfect opportunity” to set minimum prices for damage repairs: tradies
Beware of offers to withdraw your superannuation early, and illegally.
Financial planner Helen Baker guides us through the really important conversation that many of us ...
‘Christmas is set to be more expensive this year,’ says CHOICE consumer advocate.
ASIC has warned Australians considering self-managed superannuation funds to be wary.
However, before pleasure there will be more pain …
‘More cuts to income support payments is also the last thing the country needs,’ says ...
How many extra kms can you squeeze out of your car when its gauge reads ...
‘While ASIC is trying to get this right, this is a missed opportunity for consumers,’ ...
Jacob* wants to block an estranged daughter from his will while providing for a disabled ...
Gift senders can expect at least an extra day delay on all parcel deliveries.
Would a pension rate linked to an individual’s working life salary be better than total ...
Australians could save more than $180,000 by switching financial product providers, says Money Magazine
Australian prices were 25 per cent below the median global cost.
Economist Sean Corbett tells how the Age Pension system must change.
Personal finance guru Noel Whittaker has updated his book, Making Money Made Simple. He shares ...
Average retail petrol prices fell slightly in the quarter ending September 2019.
Motoring writer Paul Murrell reveals what you really should be assessing when buying a car.
It’s not because of their size, but because of what they do with it.
Government orders an immediate stop to a key part of Centrelink’s robo-debt scheme less than ...
Excessive or indefinite deferral of home purchase can have consequences.
Linda made her will 40-plus years ago and wishes to make some amendments. She asks ...
A large number of retired Australians are independently navigating their way through their retirement finances.
Government idea called “nothing less than a tax grab” by one industry expert and “farcical” ...
Financial adviser and author Helen Baker tells what you should be doing to ensure your ...
APRA’s new super tool is leaving some people scratching their heads.
Australians can, for the first time, be reunited with lost money without having to take ...
Funds are off to a positive start in the December quarter.
Carley seeks help from Noel Whittaker to structure her finances and receive maximum pension benefits.
Aldi or Coles: which has the perfect pudding?
Score a bargain of a lifetime at Australia’s biggest online shopping event this year.
‘The big role of pension funds at the end of the day is about paying ...
Superannuation funds and advisers high on the list of complaints to AFCA.
Your loyalty to big brands may be costing you big money.
Simple rule of thumb helps retirees decide how much they can draw down.
Age Pension is less than what is needed to support even a modest standard of ...
The complexity of Australia’s super system could provide fertile ground for hackers to steal your ...
You couldn’t ask for a worse son, but can you block his inheritance?
David has had a big share market win but is now worried about his pension ...
Lorraine* is 64 and wants to ensure she gets to enjoy a retirement. She asks ...
Report finds big gaps between perception and reality of managing money.
Aussie property owners could have their homes underinsured by up to 66 per cent.
As a consumer, you have automatic rights after you purchase a product or service.
Are you looking for ways to find stocks paying dividends while delivering capital growth?
Your postcode could be the ‘equaliser’ in family home inclusion plan.
The plan will ‘deliver price relief for households’, says energy minister.
Experts say that, by 2023, cash will not exist in Sweden – and other countries ...
Mum quietly changes will to exclude daughters from a share of the family home. Rod ...
Peter Costello says compulsory super has failed Australians and reform is needed.
Common pantry item has an acidic taste but a sweet result on your budget.
Australians could be at risk of injuries from 6.6 million products under voluntary recall.
Your partner may be eligible for concessions, even if they’re not on the pension.
YourLifeChoices keeps you up to date with retirement income changes.
What’s the price of loyalty? Potentially hundreds of dollars a year. So why stick with ...
Motorists can save hundreds of dollars by shopping for petrol at these low-priced retailers, says ...
‘It’s really important that Australians check on their accounts before it’s too late,’ says super ...
Fee drop attributed to pressure on retail funds.
Simple ways to earn passive income to stretch your retirement dollars.
What does Noel Whittaker think of Troy’s retirement income set-up?
Super watchdog butts heads with funds over a comparison tool that could quickly and reliably ...
Tips to help you turn your pre-loved belongings into cash.
Falling interest rates are scaring Australians, with confidence falling to a four-year low.
‘The claims made by the Grattan Institute are based on a fantasy world that doesn’t ...
Shonkys go to AMP superannuation, Medibank, Kogan, Ikea, Freedom Foods and pet insurance.
Super funds posted modest gains in September, but are facing challenges to deliver income to ...
Making sense of retirement savings – and how best to ‘spend’ them.
Terms of reference offer the Government a chance to scrutinise such policies as the treatment ...
Confused Brendan asks Rod Cunich for clarification on bank’s funeral costs knockback.
ASIC says funds are failing to comply with a new code of conduct.
Who’s to blame for high energy bills? The Liberal Party, says former PM.
Do you know how much you’re paying for electricity?
If you want to live well in retirement, investment is the key, but watch out ...
Is Dr Deborah Ralston the right person for the job? Will this review end up ...
More than one million accounts are costing retirees a fortune.
If they have all this time on their hands, why then are they not spending ...
Two-thirds of low-income households that rent are in rental distress: report.
The ACCC will approach financial sector companies for their views on competition in the sector.
Mr Frydenberg says that that funeral expenses policies should be treated the same as life ...
To have or have-not? What happens if Kevin sells the family home?
Negative interest rates could be coming to Australia.
There’s no room for complacency when it comes to your super and pension funds.
Review to assess how the retirement income system will perform as the population ages.
Research highlights simple ways to reap big savings on household energy usage.
Estate planning expert Rod Cunich answers your questions about power of attorney powers.
Rice Warner queries super funds’ strategies in ‘uncharted economic times’.
Sleepless nights might be averted by a strategy known as bill smoothing.
Government set to designate ‘sacred cows’ in retirement review: reports
If you own shares or managed funds, then you may be owed money by the ...
Syndicate bought stolen identification information on the dark web to raid super funds.
Will your Age Pension be affected by a lump-sum loan repayment from one of your ...
The nature of direct debits means you can lose track of who you are paying ...
Nearly a million customers on standing offers have seen automatic savings to their electricity bills.
Son fears parents’ promises will be contested by siblings and asks Rod Cunich for guidance.
Traditional banks are facing a fresh wave of challenges from this new breed.
Big businesses boosting their earnings and selling out customers: ACCC.
More older Australians are finding it difficult to pay off their mortgage debt before they ...
There are indications that global growth could be negligible for many years.
Jan is finding retirement confusing but is worried about dodgy financial advisers.
Joanne is wondering whether it is possible to avoid being stung by high fees on ...
Centrelink’s robo-debt scheme has ramped up a notch: QC.
Food waste costs the average Australian household $3800 each year.
‘This is their food bowl and obviously they scream when prices go up.’
Noel Whittaker explains how duo can best set aside money for their granddaughter.
Credit cards are a convenient way to pay for things, but that convenience can come ...
The ACCC is working on an efficient way to share data with energy service providers.
One of the golden rules of superannuation is, the less you pay, the more you ...
The older you are the better you score, but only until this age.
After the death of his father, Ken is helping his mother put financial assets in ...
One-third believe financial advice is too expensive and of doubtful value, says report
Pensioners will have two reasons to smile in September with the scheduled increase to the ...
Are you baffled by the regulations surrounding tourist rebate schemes around the world?
Financial adviser Scott Pape outlines the retirement strategy ‘that works for everyone’.
Jan asks Noel Whittaker how to structure the couple’s assets before she retires.
Australia is one of only seven OECD countries without any inheritance, estate or gift taxes. ...
Australians spend almost $20 billion on gifts each year, but some generations are more generous ...
A better designed assets test would ensure that we didn’t penalise thrift.
Today’s 40-year-olds are paying twice as much to support retirees than boomers did at the ...
Who says what about how much retirees are spending – and when.
Over-65s are the most targeted group for scammers, and baby boomers aged 55 to 64 ...
Could Australian banks charge for deposits and pay customers to borrow money?
Survey finds two key groups the biggest losers in ‘comfort stakes’.
Older Australians are increasingly asking for help in managing credit card debt.
Lawyer Rod Cunich tells how best to protect will from excluded grandchildren.
Australians are set to lose a record amount to scams in 2019, according to the ...
Big four bank engaged in unconscionable conduct and misleading and deceptive conduct, say lawyers.
Over-65s are caught between a transition to a new retirement system, a changing labour market ...
Australians prefer to stay in their own home as they age. Can you afford the ...
Banking group lobbies Government to establish new financial elder abuse service.
Economists say as many as two more cuts are likely, starting in October or November.
Housing expert Mark Skelsey explains the pitfalls of the Pension Loans Scheme.
Product lets you realise some of the value in your home without having to sell. ...
Four foreign exchange tips to consider before travelling overseas.
Tips to help you avoid being ripped off by a tradesperson.
Deputy PM tells jobless there is plenty of work on offer in rural Australia.
Scams involving identity theft have cost Australians at least $16 million this year.
Building a granny flat adds value to your home and could create a new revenue ...
Could move from retail to an industry fund affect couple’s pension entitlements?
The current financial climate may inspire some to take risks with their savings.
How many of these costly online shopping missteps are you making without realising it?
Building your nest egg is part of the journey. How to use those savings is ...
How can living costs be such an issue when the official measure of inflation is ...
Despite a rollercoaster ride of a year, super funds have finished well in the black.
Research shows nearly nine million Australians are aware of their credit mismanagement.
The deeming rates have finally been cut, but it’s “too little too late”, say critics.
Christmas? September? When will deeming rates be cut?
Industry super funds increased their lead over retail funds based on member satisfaction.
Don’t make the mistake of converting all your assets to cash on the day you ...
Retirees are suffering from cash rate cuts, prompting calls for cuts to deeming rates.
Cuts will see retirees fall further behind, writes Kaye Fallick.
Tax Practitioners Board warns that unregistered tax agents could cost victims dearly.
Your life expectancy has increased – will your retirement savings last the distance?
The majority of older Australians own their homes and have no intention of leaving.
Tax refund could be yours by next week, says Treasurer.
Steve fears his ex-daughter-in-law may be able to make a claim on his estate.
Reserve Bank set to announce whether interest rates will be cut again.
There are some purchases buyers are bound to regret.
Banks to be held to a higher standard under fresh code of practice starting on ...
Emma hopes to retire at 60, but what does Noel Whittaker say?
Retirees are taking a double hit to their income due to government inaction.
Geoff believes the falling property market makes him eligible for the pension again.
Don’t be denied a loan because of an error in your credit report.
Does Barbara need to update her will after her husband’s death?
Millions of Australians are hiding purchases from their partners.
Has owning a home really become more expensive? Matt Grudnoff investigates.
WEF report reveals that retirees may run out of money a decade before they die.
Implications for physical and mental health ‘huge’, say experts.
Retirement is meant to be permanent, but many people are changing their minds.
University of NSW Business School to investigate low uptake of reverse mortgages.
Post the banking inquiry, Judy is having second thoughts about her financial adviser.
An expert guide to deciding whether an SMSF is right for you and the steps ...
Savvy investors share how to futureproof retirement income by investing defensively.
Ted wants to know the maximum income he can earn without paying income tax.
New complaints body is receiving 5900 complaints a month – mostly about the banks.
Is it time to change your investment strategy?
Caroline’s son and wife are separated but not yet divorced. Can she claim on will?
Sneaky uses for everyday household items to save you money.
Reserve Bank is set to cut official interest rates, which is bad news for retirees.
The future of the Age Pension: Is the family home safe from assets tests?
Could wage rise finally trigger a lift in the base rate of the Age Pension?
When will you receive your one-off Energy Assistance Payment?
Bank shares have shot up since Labor's franking credits policy was shot down in flames.
Gordon aims to retire in three years and asks Noel Whittaker to evaluate his plan.
Independent, reliable and easy-to-understand information not available, says AIST.
Super, pensions and taxation will all be scrutinised, says Treasurer.
Tips to help you find free or cheap car parking in a big city.
Myths, risks and lies: the good and not-so-good about life after work.
Government may need to review its policy on refundable franking credits, says KPMG.
Rod Cunich explains how Roger can help his aunt best provide for her daughter.
Is your energy provider incorrectly charging you too much for your usage?
Super funds deliver positive returns in April, but there are dark clouds on the horizon.
What you need to know when considering setting up a self-managed super fund.
Frank has asked Noel Whittaker for guidance on early retirement planning.
Are you an asset-rich but cash-poor homeowner? Emmett Wilkinson has some solutions.
Ninety-two per cent of Australians unaffected by Labor’s proposal.
You might think you are frugal but not replacing some items can affect your health.
Survey discovers the shocking truth about how much more one sex is paying.
What can carer Greg do to protect his friend’s will from being contested by her ...
You can build a bigger bank by working a bit longer, but there are other ...
Deeming rates are set at 3.25 per cent, but try to find a term deposit ...
If you suspect financial abuse, you should be aware of these warning signs.
Age pensioners doing it tougher, self-funded retirees gain ground.
The number of rental listings suitable for age pensioners has dropped dramatically.
Here are five fabulous potions and lotions mostly made with cheap, basic ingredients.
Making a claim on an insurance policy isn’t as simple as a quick phone call ...
Survey finds more Australians are retiring with inadequate funds.
Peter Leith advises that we should proceed with caution in any match-making game.
CommBank is targeting travellers with new technology to help them save on fees.
Is owning your home the best option for your retirement or is there another option?
Joan wants to leave her son a legacy but block his controlling father.
The potential perils for parents in granny flats highlight the need for law reform.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.5 per cent in the December quarter of 2018.
What you should know before speaking with your financial adviser about aged care.
Brendan wants to know how Centrelink will assess bonuses from his life insurance policy.
New ASIC laws aimed at safeguarding your super.
If you shop for groceries online and think you’re saving money, you may be in ...
YourLifeChoices members believe the government is not doing enough to support retirees.
Rental property owners are being warned to ensure their claims are accurate this tax time.
Would Kerry avoid interest payments if he used his super instead of a bank loan ...
Labor promises to end freeze within 50 days if it is elected.
Reduced returns for twice the cost – the problem with bank-owned super products.
Soon little more than half will own where they live.
Regulators give the super industry until 30 June to clean up – or else.
Contributions of 9.5 per cent not enough to become a self-funded retiree: ex-treasurer.
A successful retirement requires several elements. Where you live is vitally important.
Choosing a term deposit might sound simple, but you should consider these tips.
Satisfaction with industry super funds jumps as overall satisfaction within the sector falls.
Sisha is worried that new laws may mean she can’t leave her share of the ...
The ATO has already received 40,225 reports of impersonation scams in 2019.
David thinks his mother-in-law has been underpaid and wants to know what to do.
Low confidence in retirement among women has broad social implications: ASFA chief.
The Government commits $607m to fix banking and finance system.
Retirees won’t benefit much from this Budget, but those still saving for retirement may.
Australians will benefit from more affordable medicines and access to health services.
More funds aimed to make a dent in at-home aged-care wait lists
But will it have an impact on how you will vote in May?
Government’s ‘immediate relief for taxpayers’ cops a whack.
We’ve dug deep to find how Federal Budget 2019 will affect you.
Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg spruiks the economy’s return to surplus.
Ron has returned to Australia and wants to buy a house but is worried about ...
Raising super contributions could lead to a pension increase.
Assessing potential risks in retirement should be a significant part of your planning.
Martha* asks Noel Whittaker how she can estimate when she will need an Age Pension.
House prices are dropping around Australia so can retirees capitalise on the situation?
Funds have emerged from the recent market downturn in top shape.
What will the ATO be targeting come tax time this year?
Vera’s friend wants to make her the beneficiary of her will – against her wishes. ...
An under-performing super fund can cost you about 13 years’ pay over a working lifetime.
APRA will begin publishing ‘heat maps’ of the performance of pension funds next year.
Parity unlikely to be achieved before 2031, index finds
Pat has a house but no super and very little retirement income. Is there a ...
Make the most of every dollar by following these tips.
Your home equity could save your retirement – or your children’s future.
Drew had a run in with the Russian police due to passport procedures.
Generations at risk of retirement poverty, Government warned.
Pension poverty is real. It’s time politicians realised this and did something about it.
Surprising things about retirement that no one tells you about before you retire.
Where to find an executor when family and friends are ruled out?
Credit card sign-up deals can be good value – if you get the right one.
Rice Warner suggests three alternatives to Labor’s franking credits policy.
More than half of all Australians feel some form of financial stress.
Jeanette fears they may run out of money and asks Noel Whittaker for guidance.
Follow these tips for smarter online shopping.
ISA is calling for a change to superannuation laws that are costing Aussies millions.
The issue that matters the most.
Franking credits are being ‘rorted on an industrial scale’, says prominent economist.
A banking expert reveals his tips to pay off your debts and save money.
Australia’s financial comfort gap has narrowed for the first time in seven years.
Estate planning lawyer Rod Cunich lays out a plan for when ‘that’ day comes.
Exploring the doubts about the accuracy of the Consumer Price Index.
Parliament urged to use this sitting week to pass laws to protect super savings.
The next step for the royal commission is ensuring that victims get compensation.
Are you loyal to your energy retailer? It could be costing you.
Inquiry to test public response to franking credit policy now under scrutiny.
Australians who’ve failed to file correct information with Medicare are owed $110m.
Are you confident that the royal commission report will fix the finance sector?
How does the royal commission affect older Australians and retirees?
Banking report slams industry for putting profits before people.
Graham Hand highlights the problems missed by the royal commission.
Greg asks Noel Whittaker how to work out which super funds are really the best.
What you won’t read in the final report of the banking royal commission on Monday ...
Mike asks personal finance guru Noel Whittaker if his pension fund fees are too high.
Lawyer Rod Cunich explains what a will codicil will achieve.
This is what you think of the professional financial advice you have paid for.
Ten ways you can make some extra cash from home.
Downsizing might seem like a great idea, but what do you do if your property ...
Promotional offers to avoid crippling credit card debt are useful, but not free.
Retirees should prepare to avoid this year’s new ‘tax grab’: Noel Whittaker.
Leon's tips for saving money while you travel.
A range of complex issues means property owners in some areas pay more for insurance.
When it’s cheapest to book a flight, down to the hour.
Super members are at risk of their first annual loss since 2011.
Tips to end your year on a high and get the new one off to ...
Aussie travellers are wasting money on avoidable travel expenses.
Starting a home business could just be your best retirement decision yet.
Funeral insurers have convinced many consumers to pay too much for their costs.
Christmas chews through your money faster than you can say 'Dear Santa' … till now.
It can be very tempting to overindulge during the festive season.
Estate planning lawyer Rod Cunich answers the questions that are most regularly asked.
Your queries answered: investment, super, the lot.
How would you fix the pension system? Here are your ideas …
Money-saving supermarket price comparisons under review ahead of 2019 expiry date.
Credit cards are a convenient way to pay for things, but convenience can come at ...
Formula shows how the Government can afford to increase Centrelink payments.
There are strict rules and limits relating to how much Rent Assistance you can receive.
Seven suggestions that can teach us a thing or two about the secrets of the ...
Scamwatch is warning people to be careful about being caught out by holiday season scams.
APRA has taken off the gloves and made its most aggressive move in a decade.
Fancy taking care of someone else’s home? It could fast-track your savings.
Thousands of Australians unwittingly reveal bank details after threats of arrest.
A prominent Victorian barrister wants to challenge the robo-debt recovery scheme in court.
Massive data breach exposes sensitive medical details of bank customers.
Jan found an envelope on the road containing a wad of cash. What did she ...
Rosario is caring for a husband with dementia and wants to know if she can ...
Super is running out of investments, foreshadowing poorer returns, says funds chief.
Watchdog flags payment risks for consumers ahead of Christmas season.
Six things you no longer need in retirement that will save you money.
One savvy state government has a plan to get you to compare your energy provider.
Credit cards are about to become more resistant to fraudsters.
Electricity consumers in many states are failing to take full advantage of cheaper plans.
Are we any closer to solving our energy cost crisis?
Noel Whittaker offers a solution that he says is working well.
Can you guess the Aussie attraction luring international travellers to our shores?
Labor policy aims to secure power supplies and jobs, lower bills and cut pollution.
An emergency fund gives you some breathing space to deal with unexpected challenges.
Economists argue for governments to print money to fund jobs for the unemployed.
Super funds on track to return less than two per cent this year after stocks ...
There is no worse feeling than finding an expired gift card, but can you do ...
A new study reveals Australians are less confident they will be able to retire comfortably.
There has been a surge in demand for properties located in ‘lifestyle’ regions.
ACCC targets the number of unsafe consumer products being sold online.
Noel Whittaker explains the CGT implications of a plan to subdivide.
Are super fund and cash deposits denying her a full Age Pension?
Take part in our Friday Flash Poll and reveal the reality retirement.
For a small fee, public trustees can make financial and legal worries disappear.
A survey of older Aussies finds little support for closing the franking credits loophole.
Children hit a brick wall when seeking details of late father’s will.
Explaining how shares and dividends are assessed.
Hearing aid retailers fined $2.5 million for misleading age pensioners.
What makes a successful financial plan? Is there a foolproof formula?
New super changes address some minor but important issues that affect retirees.
The new superannuation guard dog is ready to bare its teeth.
The PM is misguided if he believes more coal power will lower electricity costs.
Petrol prices have sky rocketed recently, but what do the cheaper options do to your ...
Trust in financial advisers has plummeted and robo-advice is tipped to flourish.
Brian has Powers of Attorney and pre-paid funerals on his mind.
Exposing the gap between super targets and average savings.
Jeff and Marion have a $420,000 super nest egg, but the future looks challenging.
Transport has been a significant driver of price increases in the past year.
Some retirees are being hit harder by increases in energy costs.
Jenny has limited savings and is concerned about possible processing delays.
You may be the best person to manage your own money.
Salary sacrificing easily lowers your tax rate while growing your nest egg.
Getting kids out of the family home contributes to financial and social freedom.
Householders’ income spent on energy in Australia is surging, says ACOSS.
Aldi says loyalty programs are a waste of time and only benefit shareholders.
It’s easy to bag a bargain when you put rubber to the road on your ...
Australian travellers are being “ripped off”, says Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.
Can Constrained Couple structure their saving to ensure they don’t run out of money?
Paula struggles from week to week to pay essential bills. We sought some advice.
Your retirement savings need to keep working hard long after you stop work.
Insurers may force older Australians to pay more for common medical procedures.
Retirees are turning to the sharing economy to boost their income.
ALP senate candidate urges industry super funds to force companies to pay tax.
Should Deirdre put her earnings into super or shares or both?
Retirees face dilemma as low interest rates rob them of income from savings.
There is a way to rebuild trust in the financial planning sector, a peak body ...
Research reveals that rising energy costs are hurting retirees the most.
The Australian Tax Office is targeting self-managed super funds.
Our currency might be weak, but there are still ways to stretch your holiday money.
Trent lives on acreage and is unclear how that affects an Age Pension.
Is your medication on the new list of less expensive prescription drugs?
Australians urged to claim their share of $1.1 billion in unclaimed money.
Most retirees are concerned that their savings will not last in retirement.
People are increasingly being caught out by celebrity endorsement scams.
It’s easy to avoid but requires planning, says Noel Whittaker.
Treasurer orders committee to probe if retirees really rely on franking credits.
Report shows super funds may be failing members in predicting retirement costs.
Government-mandated insurance disclosure doesn’t help make purchasing decisions.
Australia is a nation of hoarders with up to $4200 worth of unwanted goods at ...
New body for superannuation complaints to go live, but funds go missing.
Even the ‘experts’ have trouble after years of training.
Timing is everything when it comes to opening a retirement phase pension account.
Banks can’t fight online credit card fraud alone, and neither can you.
Leaving a financial legacy is becoming less important to older Australians.
New Assistant Treasurer Stuart Robert says he will focus on fixing super for all.
Estate lawyer Rod Cunich explains the impact of a father’s terminal illness.
Find the treasure chest bursting with riches at the bottom of your garden.
Reserve Bank boss tells Aussies to hurry and register for new payment system.
The National Australia Bank announces it will stop taking grandfathered commissions.
Travellers can now be covered for the cost of a delayed flight.
Despite the growth spurt, superannuation fund payouts slide nearly five per cent.
Older Australians are increasingly turning to reverse mortgages to fund their retirement.
Lawyer Rod Cunich reveals whether it’s too late.
Health Department clears up confusion on how funds are assessed.
Are you a frequent flyer with piles of points you can afford to offload?
The Government has abandoned plans to scrap payments that help with energy bills.
Just when you need to stay warm, your gas bill tariffs start to soar.
Government launches financial literacy plan to make Australians $200 billion richer.
An interesting shopping tip that could shave thousands off your annual grocery bill.
Findings of bad behaviour ranging from disappointing to downright shocking.
Noel Whittaker outlines the likely ramifications in sale of inherited house.
Here’s what happened to a $5 commemorative coin bought in 1988.
There are many creative ways to store your spending money. Here are seven of the ...
Emails claiming to be from Optus are the latest scam threat to watch out for.
If you receive less than a full pension, the Government may lend you some money.
Having your financial affairs in order will make a difficult time easier on your family.
Not too late to check if you are owed a refund for buying junk car ...
Older Australians are the reason Australia’s property prices won’t dive.
Bob’s wife is eligible for concessions even though she’s not an age pensioner.
Your pension is not always static, so how often should you check for changes?
Corporate fines cost Commbank a record profit, new chief executive laments.
Members matter when it comes to claims of high fees charged by super funds.
Choose the wrong colour and you could actually decrease the value of your home.
Treasurer says customers “complicit in allowing the deck to be stacked against us”.
Seniors no longer need to put up with expensive dental work, thanks to a new ...
Woolies sends ‘shocking’ tweet and Coles caves in to slow-to-adapt customers.
Australia’s $2.6 trillion super industry may be in for a shock.
This is how to avoid becoming a victim of expensive rorting by car mechanics.
Noel Whittaker tells Andrea whether she and her husband should ditch life insurance.
ASIC chairman reminds sector it is built on other people’s money.
The next stage of the banking inquiry will reveal if you can trust your super ...
Harry thinks he understands downsizing, but he asks Noel Whittaker for his advice.
How to avoid fights over travel expenses when you travel with a friend.
People aged 45 to 64 most at risk, ACCC warns.
Who wants to spend valuable time worrying about balancing the budget?
APRA confirms that Government moves could increase super fund fees.
Should you use a credit or debit card, or put your money in a pre-paid ...
How much you think you’d need to be financially free in retirement?
SuperRatings says fund members can expect a much better second half of 2018.
If you don’t want to run out of money before your next payment, you need ...
Boosting the dole would reduce chronic disease among the poorest.
Government’s proposed retirement income framework is making Australians nervous.
Here are the latest government updates to help you stay on track.
Information on choosing between the Age Pension and Carer Payment.
Money doesn’t guarantee a happy retirement. Here’s what does.
High Court has its say on Aldi hair product promise.
Court orders 12-month suspended sentence for woman who defied the ATO.
Lawyer Rod Cunich explains what you need to know when sorting your affairs
Retirees spending less than the Age Pension, even though they can afford to spend more.
Will you ever be able to pay off a solar installation in time to enjoy ...
YourLifeChoices subscribers are invited to attend the AIA National Investors Conference.
Irate members have their say on all that’s wrong in the energy sector.
Report predicts annual savings of between $290 and $415.
Joan wants to know how best to split her travel budget between card and cash.
The decreasing reliance on cash is leading people to lose control of their finances.
Cutting through the waffle to explain how energy pricing works.
When is the right time for this cash-strapped couple to sell their second house?
About to go on holiday? Here are five energy-saving tips for your home.
One Australian super fund is outperforming the pack by a significant margin.
Getting out of debt is about recognising the problem and taking steps, says expert.
Home-care packages promised to 100,000 eligible retirees will now be dropped.
Cryptocurrency and Uber claims join the income tax return hit list.
Funds are investing in products like the ones that led to the Global Financial Crisis.
How to avoid the major pitfalls of a mixed-retirement relationship.
The strategies you need to know if you are over 50 and want to borrow ...
Australian energy providers introduced lower rates as of 1 July.
Australian GPs have issued a warning on free health checks.
There are a number of ways to remove the sting of your council rates.
Does PayPass work overseas, or do you still need to buy foreign currency?
Be in the best position you can as the new financial year begins with this ...
How to know if an estate needs to lodge an income tax return.
German discount superstore Kaufland is coming to Australia.
Australia’s super system has reached critical mass, but remains under-developed.
Scammers encouraging people to access their retirement savings early.
Can trusts keep avoiding $3.5b in taxes and Bill Shorten’s threats to make them pay?
The application process for the Age Pension is “too complicated and too long”.
The Government’s tax package promises short-term gains but long-term pain.
Supermarkets are stocking more of their own brands even as they shrink stores.
Baby boomer men would rather retire early than take on part-time work.
Noel Whittaker advises what to do with annual savings as couple eyes retirement.
Many retire unexpectedly, so the sooner planning for retirement begins, the better.
End-of-financial-year sales help you avoid winter blues without breaking the bank.
Super funds bounced back in May despite global tensions shaking the market.
Choose your words carefully when talking money with your elderly parents.
Discounting not understood, satisfaction in freefall.
How does this non-industry fund beat other superannuation funds over the long term?
Key carers forced to switch into new payment system and forego payment.
Real Estate Industry Super calls for stricter controls on self-managed super funds.
Centrelink is scrapping one payment, refusing to backdate another: are you affected?
Janice wants to know if she can help her disabled son without affecting her Age ...
Even retirees on a budget should follow these simple savings tips.
Economy may be surging, but pensioners are losing out on the growth spurt.
Don’t pay to fix your bad credit rating, warns ASIC.
Responsible Investment Association ranks the most ethical super funds.
CommBank cops hefty fine, but market doesn’t blink and instead pushes shares higher.
The good, the bad and the ugly of downsizing to save your retirement.
The boost to the minimum wage should flow to Age Pensions.
The internet can save you money on eyewear, especially if your prescription is simple.
Parents spend about $112 a week on adult children who refuse to move out: research.
Australia’s richest added $49.6 billion to their collective coffers.
Yes there are dodgy financial advisers, but not all are bad.
Younger people are finding it harder to break into the property market, but you can ...
How can you make sure your family receive your fortune?
CommBank tells customers they will foot the $80m bill for regulatory compliance.
Federal Court forces Optus to pay $1.5m for misleading NBN customers.
The slightest error could void your will. And once you’re gone, you can’t fix it.
The amount of money lost to scams in 2017 will shock you.
Spending less than you earn sounds easy, but there are traps out there.
Noel Whittaker explains how Ginny can best use her inheritance.
Evaluating whether a lifetime product is right for you.
Two months of losses reversed by superannuation funds as shares pile on the fat.
If you don’t ask, you won’t know. It’s time to get motivated.
Can my spouse and daughter share the duties?
Can Pauline and Phil top up their super?
The Government seems to be trading votes for a quick income tax cut sugar hit.
You can probably save heaps on your water bill with a tweak of your daily ...
Watchdog report shows power retailers need to lift their game, says Energy Minister.
CommBank admits to losing data of around 20 million customer accounts.
The new board to oversee complaints about superannuation has been named.
Each year, tweaks to the deeming rate formula erode some pension entitlements
Shockingly few affordable homes are available for pensioners and low-income earners.
Australian super funds suffer second monthly decline in returns but there's still good news.
Tips to help you evaluate whether you need a planner.
A Sydney law firm has begun investigating a class action against AMP.
Retirees are buying bigger homes to protect their pensions and investments.
The Government's defence of proposed company tax cuts is becoming untenable.
Lynne Dorney describes financial literacy as a minefield and has asked us for help.
Household costs for age pensioners rose 0.6 per cent in the December 2017 quarter.
Olga Galacho reveals the plans and products that are most confusing.
We keep you up to date with retirement income changes and updates.
Where does your money go? We ask economist Matt Grudnoff for some answers.
Annuities are becoming a popular means of ensuring a reliable income stream.
Centrelink uses a glad bag of rules when assessing super: Here are some of them.
Super funds need more access to members’ financial data, says expert.
Super fund holders look for ways to subvert a shaky share market.
Dementia will have dire consequences for financial decision making, report says.
Australians want governments to do more to support energy efficiency.
The next cash rate hike will come as a shock, says RBA boss.
Despite Government bullying, industry superannuation funds still outdo bank rivals.
Banking inquiry will probe systematic failures in financial advice divisions.
Rental manager driven to help elderly tenant reclaim pension and pay back debt.
Want to know the cheapest time of the year to travel to Canada?
Home insurance costs can take a chunk out of any budget. Here's how to minimise ...
From 1 July, new rules will incentivise Australians aged over 65 to grow their super.
Expert analyses the pros and cons of lifting the preservation age.
Like many retirees, Karen believes that deeming rates are simply too high.