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Plan ahead when buying first home

Mark Bouris When interest rates are low, house prices usually rise and first-home buyers can feel shut out of the market. But all is not lost when sticking to a few simple tips: 

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Balancing baby and the mortgage

Noel Whittaker We earn a combined salary of $160,000 a year and are starting a family soon. What is the best way to manage our $680,000 home loan?

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Does red zone thrill, or are you still a bit green?

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Emily Chantiri It is never too early to start investing, but one strategy does not suit all.

A stronger hand needed to stop debt traps

A finger caught in a mouse trap - much like the debt trap that affects many people.

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...