Clancy Yeates Banks are becoming more picky about who they offer their lowest interest rates to.
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon We know about unconscionable credit card interest rates and unreasonable surcharges, but this is what you don't know.
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Dianne Charman Parents need to consider all the options before becoming property guarantors for their children.
John Collett The big banks may be increasing their mortgage interest rates, but that's no reason for their mortgage customers to meekly accept higher repayments.
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon The Big 4 are secretly lopping a full 1 per cent on average off advertised rates for home loans.
Clancy Yeates When interest rates are this low, it can make sense to fix part of your mortgage.
Clancy Yeates Higher house prices may make us feel richer, but it's not that simple.
Melissa Browne Clicking to support a cause is not enough; you need to consider your investing, spending and borrowing as well.
Christine Long Growing numbers of Australians are leaving home ownership to return to renting.
Daryl Dixon It's an excellent development for consumers that mortgage offset accounts are becoming more commonplace.
David Potts Interest rates will hang around where they are for a long time yet even though the market has booked a cut for March next year.
Kate Cowling Home owners with a Westpac variable loan have been encouraged to shop around after a surprise rate rise that could add more than $20,000 to a 30-year loan.
OFF THE CARDS
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon Some debt is good and other debt is very, very bad – especially when it is sitting on a piece of plastic with a high interest rate.
Larissa Ham Just moved in? It's time to think about paying off your mortgage – as fast as you can.
Larissa Ham Getting a home loan is hard enough, so why waste time revisiting it? Simple - you could save yourself heaps each month.
BOURIS ON MONEY
Mark Bouris With interest rates stalled it's a good time to run the rule over your mortgage and make sure you can cope with any increase.
John Collett Despite two official reductions this year, lenders have hardly moved what they charge on credit cards and personal loans.
John Collett It is the credit card fee lurking in the background that just about all consumers, not just those paying by credit card, pay for.
Sylvia Pennington Can under-25s still manage to get under their own roof without tapping the Bank of Mum and Dad?
Larissa Ham Here are some tips on staying in the black once you start to live by yourself.