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.
Mark Bouris The biggest financial news for most Australians in the past two years has been the falling cash rate and decreasing mortgage rates.
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.
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...
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.
Christine Long Doing some home improvements or getting a new set of wheels doesn't have to trigger a complete mortgage makeover.
David Potts Sharemarkets have much to look forward to if central banks have anything to do with it - which, almost entirely, they do.
Melissa Browne Buy a new place, and rent out the old one? Make sure it is a financially sound move.
Christine Long For first home buyers battling to get into Australia's competitive property markets, 95 per cent home loans can offer a doorway in. But borrowers should do their homework first.
THE 'HONEST' BROKER
Marcus Padley Basically, fixed rates are designed for chickens and the over-geared. If you're fixing because you're over-geared, it's simple: you are borrowing too much.
John Collett It's all there in the small print - but customers who pay off most of their debt face getting hit with all of the interest payment.
Mark Bouris Informed borrowers make better choices, so here are another 10 mortgage myths we can bust:
John Collett Solid credit scores could help you get a cheaper mortgage if Australia follows the US.
John Collett American economist Harry S. Dent jnr says we should fear a future crash in the Chinese housing market.