TIP OF THE WEEK
Catherine Robson Rates won't stay low forever - so pay off your debt while you can.
Clancy Yeates Lenders are pulling out all sorts of tricks to boost spending on credit cards. But watch out for the inevitable catch.
David Potts It's more about when, rather than where, the credit's due that should worry you.
Clancy Yeates Australian households have a well-deserved reputation for taking on large amounts of debt - and recent numbers show why.
Christine Long Need some breathing space from heavy interest charges on your credit card debts? A balance transfer deal could be the answer.
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon Paying down debt is pretty much the top strategy to building wealth; it's often even better than buying shares or investing in property.
Peter Trute Bank customers are taking advantage of rate cuts to pay off their mortgages faster, rather than reducing their repayments, Commonwealth Bank chief says.
Almost a third of Australians admit to feeling pressured to spend more than they can afford, a survey says.
Nearly 50,000 people have used debt agreements in the past five years, resulting in a 20 per cent decline in bankruptcies, according to new figures.
Harry Wilson Sales of high-yield debt – or, as they were once known, junk bonds – have exploded this year, raising fears that the world is setting itself up for another crash.
Mark Bouris The biggest financial news for most Australians in the past two years has been the falling cash rate and decreasing mortgage rates.
Clancy Yeates Australian credit card debt has struck a new record high of $50 billion, ballooning by almost a third in the past five years.
Peter Martin We are abandoning credit cards but embracing plastic as never before.
Annette Sampson If there was ever any doubt that a big regulatory stick needs to be taken to the pay-day lending industry, it was well and truly quelched by a recent landmark decision in the Queensland Civil and...
OFF THE PLAN
Emily Chantiri Early investment in a new property development can be a wise financial move.
Noel Whittaker I am in no rush to buy back in, however feel that the longer I wait, the further the market is getting away from me.
Clancy Yeates There are growing signs that conditions are becoming less favourable for property investors.
Max Newnham Buying a first home is difficult for many young people. There are a number of ways parents can help.
Mark Bouris There’s something of a home loan ‘'rate war'’ going on at the moment, which can be great for borrowers. But it also creates pitfalls for the unwary.
Daryl Dixon Investors need to be conscious of the risks of borrowing more than they can afford.