Mark Bouris When they're used properly they can accelerate the paying-down of the mortgage.
Mark Bouris With low interest rates forcing competition among lenders, price is not the only factor.
Christine Long Need some breathing space from heavy interest charges on your credit card debts? A balance transfer deal could be the answer.
John Collett Solid credit scores could help you get a cheaper mortgage if Australia follows the US.
David Potts It's more about when, rather than where, the credit's due that should worry you.
Christine Long Doing some home improvements or getting a new set of wheels doesn't have to trigger a complete mortgage makeover.
Mark Bouris Take advantage of the cheap cash-rate environment while it lasts.
Christine Long Love to hate the major banks? Three alternatives seek to challenge the status quo.
Christine Long Sticking to a straightforward strategy is the key to defeating credit-card debt.
Penny Pryor When recently separated Jan Bradley applied for a personal loan for what she believed was a relatively small amount of $10,000 at her bank earlier this year, she was shocked and dismayed at the way...
Clancy Yeates Margin lending is growing for the first time since the stimulus-induced sharemarket surge of 2009, as investors seek to capitalise on record low interest rates and rising stock prices.
Sylvia Pennington Almost an anachronism since the advent of easy credit and interest-free finance - or are they?
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.
David Wilson If there is one thing that riles Australians more than the taxman, it's banks. Here are seven tell-tale signs it is time for you to stop being a doormat.
Annette Sampson Bankers are up to their old sneaky tricks.
Eric Johnston Disputes between borrowers and their banks surged nearly 30 per cent last financial year.
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon Ultimately, whatever the maxims, the best ways to repay debt and fund retirement come down to you.
Margin loans are still out of favour, more than three years after the global financial crisis (GFC) began, with fewer investors than ever inclined to use them - and those that do opting for much more...
Lesley Parker New ''responsible lending'' provisions have made life harder for the dodgy operators among debt consolidation services but recent surveillance by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission...
Debt is a four-letter word and never more so since the global financial crisis.