POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE

Open up to a world of market gains

David Potts   Sharemarkets almost everywhere around the world are booming - and they're putting our market to shame.

Denmark plans change to moneyless shops

Alexander Tange 8:10 AM   The Danish government is looking into getting rid of cash payments in shops, moving the country closer to a "cashless" economy.

Risk is wise - but don't stick all eggs in the bank basket

Sunday Money Data Service

Money's weekly Morningstar tables

Features

BUDGET NIGHT

What we can lose on Budget night - and what must stay

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon   They've said the Budget will be 'dull'. That doesn't mean there won't be changes. Here's what might happen.

QUIRKY INVESTMENTS

Steaming in for nautical auction

James Cockington   Finding a million or two to buy Australia's finest steam-powered yacht might not necessarily be a problem. But is it a good investment?

ASK NOEL

How can we help our daughter?

Noel Whittaker   Divorced parents happy to give a leg up onto the property ladder.

WELL-HEELED

Be wise and play like an adult

Melissa Browne   We want to have a great time with our finances for however long we're able to – but it's important to play a grown-up game.

ON THE MONEY

Reserve Bank adds fire-water to the punch bowl

John Collett   After wrong-footing most market watchers in March and April, the Reserve Bank had little choice but to cut rates this time around.

NICE NECKWEAR

Knot to be sniffed at

Stephen Crafti   Collecting vintage neckwear isn't just about colour and movement – there's money in it too.

GETTING STARTED

Overcoming your irrational inner self

David Potts   When you buy a Lotto ticket do you choose your own numbers?

Consumers shy away from credit

Clancy Yeates   Expensive forms of personal credit are on the nose, recent figures suggest.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Open to ideas for growing savings

George Cochrane   My mother's 93 and will – at some point – leave me a significant sum. What's the best way to make it work for me?

Columns

THE MOTLEY FOOL

When Buffett speaks, you should listen

Scott Phillips   40,000 people, two old men and the best advice you'll ever get.

TIP OF THE WEEK

The secrets to managing debt

Alex Berlee   Before attempting to build up your assets, you need to be clear about what you owe.

UNDER THE RADAR

Small cap oil producers exploding

Richard Hemming   The ingenuity and flexibility of companies such as Sundance Energy and Lonestar Resources will overcome anything Saudi Arabia can throw at them.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Finding the advantage in outpacing competition

Gaurav Sodhi   How can investors best pick companies which have the deepest 'economic moat'?

Q & A: Ask an Expert

Time to invest?

Noel Whittaker   What's the best plan for this low interest rate environment?

Labor's super policy

Noel Whittaker   How would plans to tax withdrawals work?

Contribution limits

Noel Whittaker   What are the rules about concessional contributions to super?

Super decision

Noel Whittaker   What are the best strategies for my super?