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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.
Are you an asset-rich but cash-poor homeowner? Emmett Wilkinson has some solutions.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.5 per cent in the December quarter of 2018.
Has owning a home really become more expensive? Matt Grudnoff investigates.
The majority of older Australians own their homes and have no intention of leaving.
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.
Making a claim on an insurance policy isn’t as simple as a quick phone call ...
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.
Myths, risks and lies: the good and not-so-good about life after work.
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.
Your loyalty to big brands may be costing you big money.
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 ...
Avoid the gift card you give becoming one of the tens of thousands never redeemed.
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 …
Centrelink reporting and payment dates for the Christmas and New Year period.
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.
Lawyer Rod Cunich explains the ramifications of Jeff’s planned generosity.
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 ...
Noel Whittaker tells Jane how to organise her assets to minimise taxes on her death.
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.
Patrick asks Rod Cunich for help on how to bequeath insurance on his wife’s life. ...
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.
Making your money last is the number one retirement concern.
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 ...
Noel Whittaker tells how best to use the money Ron has saved.
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.
Tips to help you find free or cheap car parking in a big city.
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.
This twist on a classic Czech pastry is perfect with a mug of strong black ...
Australia’s richest added $49.6 billion to their collective coffers.
How many extra kms can you squeeze out of your car when its gauge reads ...
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.
Why you need the YourLifeChoices RetirePlanner™ tool.
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.
Minister tells retirees to save more while taking swipe at superannuation chiefs.
Richard Di Natale will reveal plans for a people's bank and universal basic income.
You may not realise you are owed a refund from company tax paid on your ...
Exposed: Life as a senior executive in the financial sector.
Maureen wants to know if there is a minimum amount that will safeguard her wishes.
An increase to Newstart payments high on new Senator's to-do list.
Look what the bunny does to the price of chocolate
Private health insurance is the biggest challenge for retirees.
How the tax breaks and benefits favour the rich.
How to add life to your mattress through regular maintenance.
Politicians have avoided talking about Age Pensioners, so we asked them to speak up.
Peak bodies concerned that tax cuts would come at the expense of welfare.
As you near retirement, you need to think carefully about how to draw on your ...
Some retirees become so good at saving for retirement that they forget to enjoy it.
The Department of Home Affairs wants you to pay for the cost of screening parcels.
The franking credits fiasco has become more complicated than necessary.
Retirement experts to gather for the Melbourne Retirement Bootcamp™.
Items you should definitely leave out of your trolley at the supermarket.
The Commonwealth Bank failed to act in the best interests of customers.
Just like playing an instrument, knowing how to manage your money better is a learned ...
The surprising reasons why the elderly are more likely to fall victim to scammers.
Labor's election win prompts Bill Shorten to forge ahead with unpopular tax grab.
February delivers negative return but long-term performance still positive.
Well-meaning loans are leading to legal disputes and fractured families.
Financial services sector squarely in his sights.
Call for homes worth just $500,000 to be asset tested for the Age Pension.
What should you do with your old smartphone, tablet or computer?
Compare Forex Brokers can answer all your currency trading questions.
How to overcome fear of running out of money when you retire.
Which accounts to choose in order to avoid incurring surcharges when you shop
Buying into popular money myths can be costly. Here are some to avoid.
Ann sold her home to downsize and deposited the funds in the bank before buying ...
Weather bureau says higher rainfall has led to lower water prices.
Ombudsman reveals a shocking rise in private health insurance complaints.
Think outside the box to discover your next affordable holiday destination.
The Government says all is good, the Opposition begs to differ.
Residency issues complicate inheritance wishes.
Australia faces potential economic disaster should older Australians stop volunteering.
Marcia wants to know how much it will cost to update her will.
Will Wayne still be eligible for the pension after living in the Philippines?
The move that allows you to pass property to your kids without upsetting Centrelink.
Make this strategy a monthly habit and watch your savings grow and clutter disappear.
What are the rules when a husband and wife each own a home?
How to shake off pesky salespeople and maybe get a bargain in the process.
Older men more likely to play poker, while older women stick to bingo: study.
Handing tax office power to rule on early access to super ‘will cut red tape’.
Making and sticking to a budget isn’t easy, but there are ways to ease the ...
It’s possible for every Australian to live in retirement with dignity.
Ask these questions before you make a decision.
Beverley wants to know how best to ensure her adult son has a secure future.
A frustrated Colin has a warning for others in his position.
The share market slide may have been costly for super but the long term looks ...
Call for insurance rule exemption that disadvantages policyholders to be dropped.
The list of Australian companies that don’t pay any tax is simply gobsmacking.
Put your big-ticket holiday money on the gold card and score free travel insurance
Commission boss immediately on the front foot as inquiry gets under way.
Superannuation system still failing Australia’s poorest: Grattan.
Tired of paying huge car costs? Recoup those expenses by renting out your four wheels.
Gerald wants to know if he’ll lose his Pensioner Concession Card.
Roses are red, violets are blue, but beware the costs of ‘I love you’.
Tips to help you save or lower the cost of your holiday.
The Grattan Institute says compulsory super increases should be put on hold.
Latest data shows Age Pensioners bear biggest brunt of cost-of-living hikes.
A pre-paid funeral ensures you get the funeral you want, while containing costs for you ...
Super fund members told to sit tight for share market recovery.
Greater transparency for retirement village contracts may be around the corner.
Carnage on Wall St may have been averted as US stocks finished higher.
Smartwealth’s Justin McMillan shares six simple tips to improve your finances in 2018.
New Age Pension assets and income test claims almost 90,000 part-pensions.
Labor will cap private health insurance premiums should it win the next election.
John hasn’t received his Pensioner Concession Card and wants to know where it is.
Changes to Centrelink’s Express Plus mobile app will require PIN numbers.
UN poverty envoy says Australians on welfare struggle daily to survive.
ASIC commences civil proceedings against CommBank over alleged rate manipulation.
The ASX will give you $50,000 of play money to learn about the share market.
Will an RFID skimguard save your savings, or are they a waste of money?
Hard copy bill charges could soon be a thing of the past.
Kate wants to know if she needs to declare an inheritance to Centrelink.
An Australian university calculates the true cost of dementia care in Australia.
ASIC finds that financial advice given by banks is purely self-serving.
The ACCC is urging scam victims to act quickly to get their money back.
Lenders to blame for the surging rates of mortgage stress.
Ethics beats traditional investments for superannuation funds.
Industry super funds continue to outperform retail funds and the gap is widening.
What is Bitcoin and is it a smart investment for you?
Never before has paying your way through retail therapy been as convenient as today
The three money worries keeping older Australians awake can actually be solved.
Fraud and financial misconduct has cost Australian SMSF owners up to $103 billion.
Travelmath can help you calculate your travel costs, time and distance.
James wants to know if a second overseas trip will affect his Age Pension.
Australians aged 55 to 64 are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in Australia.
Maria wants to know if she can sell items on eBay without declaring it to ...
More older Australians will feel the greatest pain from health insurance increases.
The pension rules will save the Government and taxpayers around $119 million.
The Big Four banks are penalising loyal customers in favour of new business.
Don’t forget to tell the taxman about your cash-in-hand bonus.
Changes to the Age Pension rules are having a detrimental effect on retirees.
Money-saving gadgets that will do as advertised – and help save the planet.
The ACTU has created a webpage to collect stories from victims of banking misconduct.
Super fund managers spend more of your savings on operation costs.
Government told to budget for higher charges to pensioners in aged care facilities.
Volunteers needed to test new training app for aspiring older businesswomen
Rod Cunich answers questions about executors, gifting and donating property.
A radical plan to increase taxation on alcohol would see prices rise by 10 per ...
Calculate whether your super and pensions will deliver your desired lifestyle
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Martin has some questions about how Centrelink assesses property.
Taking risks with joint finances and hiding debt leads to higher rates of divorce
It might be as simple as picking up the phone and asking.
Feeling the post-Christmas blues? Cheer up with these easy ways to save in 2018.
By decluttering your life, you may save more than just space, you’ll save money too. ...
Cruise guru Jocelyn Pride shares her sneaky tips for getting the most from cruise ships.
This simple but effective gadget will ensure you won’t be bankrolled on your next trip.
Don’t be fooled when buying plane tickets in bulk! Here’s how to get the best ...
Rod Cunich answers your questions about death taxes and family obligations.
Do your homework and get specialist advice before you sign.
Centrelink reporting and payment dates for the Christmas and New Year period.
Expert advice on how to make your funds go further
Your household bills are determined by where you live
Eric believes he is being unfairly assessed by Centrelink.
Women and young migrants are easing the burden on Australia’s pension system.
Super fund returns may hit double digits, but don’t become complacent.
There are dozens of simple ways to make every dollar count.
Central bank considers its role in an electronic currency future.
What to do if you believe you have been targeted.
Online stores will allow you to grab a discount via cash-back websites.
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New Australia Post product means you can dodge shipping fees this Christmas.
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Deferred super changes ‘exactly the wrong model’, says expert.
You can save less, retire early and still have enough for a comfortable retirement.
Frank wants to know if he should convert to home currency when paying.
‘This has been a systematic, long-term culture of breaking the law.’
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Investment bank analysis talks up public healthcare system.
Australia’s richest get together to ‘scheme’ for your super.
Money talks essential before you tie the knot second time around.
Marcy is confused about how living overseas affects her Age Pension.
Macquarie Bank refuses to explain why it is slashing payments on savings accounts.
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This is the cleverest way to hide travel cash that we’ve ever seen!
Australia’s top super funds reporting massive windfalls due to bullish market.
Former financial planner imprisoned for stealing almost $10 million from retirees.
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Mathematician develops tool to expose the true cost of retirement village living.
Study shows that sudden financial shocks top the list of retirement fears.
Australians are spending a small fortune to satisfy their food cravings, says CommBank.
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Roaring trade on the stock exchange has boosted superannuation balances.
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The latest Superannuation Funds Tribunal report reveals common super complaints.
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We asked YourLifeChoices members to share their tips for managing power usage.
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Super funds have enjoyed a steady start to the new financial year.
New document identifies health insurance reforms that will lower premium costs.
Aldi’s Special Buys app provides a new way to do your weekly shop.
Government claims new energy plan will 'guarantee' better supply and lower emissions.
Peter Costello calls on the Government to take control of default super.
Health insurance overhaul largely ignores seniors, unless they have a bad heart or hip.
Commonwealth Bank slashes credit card interest by 25 per cent.
Here are seven simple ways to cut your grocery costs.
Report reveals the super funds that charge high fees and deliver low returns.
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Seven overpriced products and how you can adapt your budget and avoid the extra cost.
Statistically speaking, the following six things are more likely than winning the lotto.
Should we tar all financial planners with the same brush?
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There are some deeming accounts still paying 3.25 per cent interest on your savings.
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Australians could save hundreds each year on newly subsidised medicines.
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One in four Australians have claims to more than $18 billion in superannuation.
Australia’s Big Four banks to scrap $500 million worth of ATM fees.
Older Australians are losing their life savings to a global investment scam.
Individual retirees could lose as much as $270,000 as a result of super wipeout.
How will the slowdown in the apartment market affect the economy?
Your superannuation savings could be the golden goose for organise crime.
If you want a refund for add-on junk insurance, here’s what you need to know.
NSW power plant shutdown likely to lift electricity prices.
In 2016, parents lent $65.3 billion to children with 67 per cent not expecting repayment.
The ‘bank of mum and dad’ is one of Australia’s most significant lenders.
Alex wants to know how his assessable assets affect his Age Pension.
The CBA share price slide is eroding the life savings of millions of Australian retirees.
Government boosts ATO’s powers to recover unpaid superannuation from dodgy employers.
ASIC implements reforms aimed at improving access to superannuation information.
New research reveals that the average value of rewards cards has dropped.
Health care facilities join households as victims of power bill increases.
Ben asks Debbie how much he can earn before his Age Pension is reduced.
The Volterman Smart Wallet will make wallet and phone theft history.
Mick Bellairs from Consumer Action Law Centre explains how to manage overwhelming debt.
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AMA calls on the Government for healthcare policies to contain a minimum level of cover.
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Noel Whittaker explains how self-managed super funds work.
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Commonwealth Bank board takes action over AUSTRAC scandal.
Australians are deeply concerned about the future cost and reliability of electricity.
Most Australians believe they will fall short of the amount needed for retirement.
Luxury items are not usually an impulse buy, you will be surprised by what is.
The CBA has allegedly enabled criminal syndicates to launder millions of dollars.
The latest HILDA survey reveals a trend that may threaten the retirement income system.
Here are the top seven mistakes that can get renters into trouble.
Here’s a handy list of fees that you simply should not be paying.
A 74-year-old woman was fleeced of $46,000 in an iTunes gift card scam.
Can you can access reliable financial information for free?
How will Centrelink assess two singles living under the same roof?
Frequent flyer programs explained and simplified.
Australian super funds deposit $140 billion into the retirement kitty.
Millions of Australians forced onto the NBN will pay more money for slower internet speeds.
Here are seven tips on looking great while on a budget.
Would you have a hard time coming up with $100 on short notice?
Avoiding these savings sins may help you regain the upper hand.
Our list of cheeky tricks will have you never having to pay full price again.
Household gross disposable income has declined for the second time in three years.
A Bondi student has started a crowdfunding page to help pay her rent.
Graham wants to know how Centrelink assesses offset accounts.
Parliamentary Budget Office report shows that the nation’s tax burden is now on you.
Some super funds falling short of their public disclosure requirements.
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The Finkel Report may finally end the bitter climate debate.
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30 ATO staff accessed members of the public's private data without authority.
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Australia could become a cashless society by 2020. How will it affect you?
Labor questions the PM giving millionaires a $16,400 handout at the expense of the poor.
Did you know that Australians owe over $50 billion on their credit cards?
Australian electricity providers are enjoying ridiculous profits at the expense of consumers.
Seven out of 10 Australians do not trust banks to manage their super.
Most people think money is the most important part of preparing for retirement.
There is one step people can take to reduce their assets tested.
The cuts to Sunday penalty rates will hit retail workers hardest.
PM Malcolm Turnbull says no need for royal commission after ANZ rate cut.
Is refinancing your debt always the best way to get your finances in order?
Managing money and finances for someone with dementia is fraught with legal issues.
A new study has revealed that petrol stations are colluding to rip us off.
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Australian homeowners are among the world's most indebted with $1 trillion in borrowings.
Paul wants to know if his second wife should be the beneficiary.
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Thousands of Australians’ super accounts have been short-changed by employers.
Australians will retire later with insufficient superannuation balances.
Batch cooking is one of the simplest ways to cut your grocery bills.
Australians are being warned that the ATO is tracking online sources of income.
Everyday foods that pack a healthy punch without the high price tag.
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Embrace the online banking revolution and pay no account fees in 2017.
Five tips to help you take control of your finances.
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New report reveals it takes divorcees five years to regain control of finances.
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New laws will prevent vulnerable Aussies from being ripped off by dodgy lenders.
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ASIC releases shocking report about dodgy dealings in the financial sector.
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A new report claims that super’s importance to retirement savings is ‘overblown’.
The Saver Plus program will match your savings dollar for dollar up to $500.
Simplified and concise information on retirement and the Age Pension.
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New research shows high levels of public distrust about banks.
Is it worth saving for retirement or should you just spend what you have?
A prepaid funeral may help reduce your assessable assets.
Should James put his money in super or keep it invested in property?
The Omnibus Bill will cut $6.3 billion from the Budget.
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Australian banks are reporting increasing levels of personal debt and loan defaults.
Government must borrow and spend to dial up growth according to the RBA Governor.
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Baby boomers are claiming lower levels of financial comfort in retirement.
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The Australian Tax Office tells taxpayers what it’s targeting come tax time.
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All Finnish citizens could receive a monthly €800 ($1190) stipend under new proposals.
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