FAMILY MONEY

Are you sabotaging your kids' solvency?

Unless you're lucky, your child won't learn vital money management skills at school. Which means their only trustworthy tutor is you.

Features

INVESTMENT 101

A guide to volatility for investors

Scott Phillips   When designing your investment goals, you need to decide where you want to be, when, and with what level of volatility.

MONEY BRAIN

Time for the next Big Short?

Catherine Robson   Few films about finance make you laugh, are touching and leave you more informed than when you went in.

ASSET CHECK

'Transition to retirement' is legit

Daryl Dixon   Far from being a tax dodge, the ability to start a superannuation pension while still working encourages people to stay in the workforce for some time.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Managing your own strata plan

George Cochrane   George Cochrane answers readers' questions.

The selfie revolution in super

David Potts   Move over baby boomers, young women are the ones into selfie super funds.

ASK NOEL

Defensive strategy for investors

Noel Whittaker   Noel Whittaker answers a reader's question about whether to opt for a lower-risk option for superannuation to ride out the volatile times.

HER MONEY

Finding a good financial planner

Sally Patten   In many cases getting professional help makes a great deal of sense.

MIND OVER MONEY

Acorns invests your spare change

Caitlin Fitzsimmons   A new app is launching that will take small change and invest it in exchange traded funds on your behalf.

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Is it finally time to buy BHP?

Scott Phillips   The Big Australian is on the nose – but is it cheap enough?

Columns

CREDIT CARDS

27-years 'til debt do us part

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon   The average bad marriage lasts 12 years. The average bad credit card debt lasts 27 years.

How to shop like an investor and save money

Andrew Legget   Four tips to ensure you never pay more than you need to when grocery shopping.

Small investors in ETFs making a classic mistake

John Collett   Small investor activity in exchange traded funds (ETFs) indicates they are committing one of investing's cardinal sins.

INVESTMENT 101

How to get started as an investor

Scott Phillips   The first in our new series for beginner investors, from Scott Phillips at The Motley Fool.

Q & A: Ask an Expert

YOUR QUESTIONS

Optimising super in your 60s

George Cochrane   Buying property for a SMSF is questionable when people are close to retirement age.

ASK NOEL

'I'm 60, divorced and I lost my job – help!'

Noel Whittaker   Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker answers readers' questions.

ASK NOEL

Should you keep your investment property or reduce debt?

Noel Whittaker   A reader wants to know if it's time to sell the investment property.

ASK NOEL

How to help your grandkids through uni

Noel Whittaker   A reader would like to contribute to the tertiary education of his two young grandchildren.