Sarah Hopkins and her husband did not have to think too long before agreeing to go guarantor for their son’s mortgage.
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon has a new column tackling consumer finance issues.
Money educator Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon tackles readers' consumer finance problems in a new column.
Anthony Bianco maximises the rewards points for his credit card but diligently pays off the balance every month.
Choosing your first credit card is equal parts daunting and exciting.
At a time when the finance industry has become too complex for most Australians, there is also a low awareness of what finance or mortgage brokers do, and how they can help the borrower.
Superannuation offers tax advantages but it can't beat the security of a fully paid off home and the time to tackle the debt mountain is while rates are cheap.
Should you be rewarded for always paying your bills and loans on time with lower interest rates on loans?
Why big-bank customers should pick up the phone and ask for a bigger interest-rate cut.
We're in love with credit cards, but that costs us more than it needs to.
Many homeowners are shopping around for a cheaper mortgage but features such as offset accounts are worth holding on to.
As a person who has both moved and renovated, let me assure you that both create major disruptions in your lifestyle.
Young first-home buyers have been big news lately, but people in their 50s or 60s also face trouble getting into the property market.
Most - but not all - economists expect the Reserve Bank to keep interest rates on hold despite Britain's referendum to leave the European Union.
Now is a good time to get financial priorities right.
The rush to refinance is on but don't fall prey to common mistakes.
What do credit card companies have to do to get us to abandon them for a better deal?
The word innovation is in vogue, but what does it mean anyway - and is it worth all the fuss?
It's not going to be much consolation to frustrated would-be first-home buyers, but monthly repayments on the average new mortgage are $254 less than they were at Australia's borrowing peak in November.
Stories about people who pay off sizeable home loans in record time are always talked about – but what are some of the tricks to making this happen?
Most rewards credit card holders believe that their rewards program delivers poor value.
One of the most common questions mortgage holders ask their broker is: "when is the right time to fix my loan?"
The number of Australians wallowing in credit-card debt, mortgage debt, car loans and other forms of debt is a real issue, so perhaps it's time we paid the same level of attention to financial safety as we do to being waterwise.
Are you the "ideal" mortgage borrower? If, so, lenders want your business.
Millennials snapping up credit cards in order to get a credit history should be aware that credit ratings are now warts 'n' all.
The National Hardship Register can help the vulnerable have their debts waived.
Banks are busily spruiking a growing number of promotions that promise you thousands of frequent flyer points for taking out a new credit card.
The average bad marriage lasts 12 years, but the average bad debt on credit cards lasts 27 years.
There is not much point in repaying student debt early, especially after the removal of discounts at the end of this year.
Australians are increasingly worried about their finances, but there is a simple technique that everyone can use to become debt free faster.