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How to find a good financial adviser

JOHN COLLETT Seek and thou shalt find, though you do need to be extra diligent given the flawed history of the sector.

Scots fling themselves into gold as big day nears

Richard Dyson Gold sales to Scots rise 42 per cent rise in a fortnight as canny investors rush into the traditional haven with the clock ticking down to tomorrow's independence vote.

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Wish you were here?

Emily Chantiri Could you retire in your 50s? You'll have to be disciplined. Stephen Winter was.


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James Cockington Vintage magazines have really taken off in the past ten years, with some surprising recent results.


Can we pull off granny flat plans?

Noel Whittaker We want to take out a loan to build a granny flat in our backyard - what tax deductions are available?


Daily habits can help us hit financial targets

Melissa Browne There's nothing as motivating as a series of small wins on the way to a big win.


Don't fall for the mortgage traps

David Potts Lender's insurance can cost thousands and actually protects the bank, not the borrower writes David Potts.


Why the seven-year super freeze is a bad idea

JOHN COLLETT Most people are not interested in their retirement savings, at least not until retirement is in sight.


Consumers fear getting fingers burnt, again

CLANCY YEATES Property and banks are seen as safe. One is, the other less so. But which is it?


Tax nightmare as bracket creep becomes bogeyman

David Potts The less the government does the more it'll rake in from personal income tax.


Tidy profit for DIY funds with Telstra shares

JOHN COLLETT The Telsta buy-back could be very rewarding for some shareholders.



What to do if you face redundancy

Alex Berlee Redundancy is something many of us can expect to face. Getting your finances under control will help reduce the stress on you and your family.


Qantas circling inflection point

Greg Smith After suffering severe headwinds for many years it looks like the carrier is set for some clearer air.


How to make the most of broker research

Nathan Bell It isn't designed to identify long-term value because brokers want you to trade, now.

Hard to get work in the 'lucky country'

Michelle Hutchison Newcomers to Australia say finding work is the most difficult part about living here.

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