SUPER & FUNDS

Australia leads world for retiree welfare

John Collett   Australia is one of the best places in the world to grow old in. And that's official.

Features

SUPER & FUNDS

Caution needed on margin lending

John Collett 12:15 AM   Margin loans are back. Banks report that more investors are borrowing to buy shares.

PLAN AHEAD

Consumers looking for advice they can trust

John Collett   After the latest Fairfax Media revelations of dodgy advice at another major bank, investors must be wondering where they can get advice that they can trust.

From hard rubbish to home decor

Stephen Crafti   There's money to be made from old oil cans, workbenches and cinema seats thanks to industrial chic, a decorating trend moving from inner city cafes to a home near you.

RATE WATCH

RBA is your super's BFF

David Potts   Falling interest rates are doing wonders for your super.

BOURIS ON MONEY

Super charge your super

Mark Bouris   Most people could have more in their superannuation if they tried. What's  needed is a  strategy – here are some ideas.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Back to the boom times? Not yet

James Cockington   Since the collapse of the market in 2007, prices for Aboriginal art have either dropped or remained in limbo. Only now is there a sense that things may be improving.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Where's the best place to put a redundancy payout?

George Cochrane   It’s a nice problem to have - looking for somewhere to park a $70,000 redundancy payout.

Pension system not paying the rent

Daryl Dixon   Our social security system was designed when house prices were low and rents affordable. Now the financial situations of non-homeowners are deteriorating rapidly.

WELL-HEELED

I don't want to talk about it

Nobody used to speak about sex. Now it seems as if they can't stop. If only we had the same openness when we discuss our personal finances.

Columns

UNDER THE RADAR

Capral buoyed by Chinese dumping decision

Richard Hemming   It might be a poster child for our manufacturing woes but small aluminium producer Capral just got some rare good news.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Telstra’s dividend reinvestment plan is lazy investing

Nathan Bell   Telstra shareholders can now compound their stocks in the company, but at what price?

THE MOTLEY FOOL

How to profit from declining dollar

Scott Phillips   The currency has fallen… here’s what to do next.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Weigh up your needs as you pick your investments

Thabojan Rasiah   A portfolio with a good balance of growth and defensive investments is more likely to provide you with the cash flow you need.

Q & A: Ask an Expert

Superannuation

6:03 PM   Best strategies for super

Retirement

5:50 PM   Can we afford to retire?

Moving overseas

5:42 PM   Moving overseas — buy property in London?

Parking money

Best short term parking place