Clancy Yeates Australian households have a well-deserved reputation for taking on large amounts of debt - and recent numbers show why.
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.
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...
David Potts A recent paper suggested renting a home is now cheaper than buying. But it's not that straightforward.
Mark Bouris We owe far more than we earn, but is there any need to restrict the housing market?
Penny Pryor Helping break the poverty trap for people with small interest-free loans, will benefit the whole country in the long run.
Mark Bouris Could you save money on your mortgage? Ask yourself some simple questions to find out.
Mark Bouris Take advantage of the cheap cash-rate environment while it lasts.
Christine Long At just 20, Vanessa Hall declared herself bankrupt. She's still paying for that decision.
David Potts The truth is the market is becoming less convinced there'll even be a rise next year.