Ten years on from when the regulator first called for the removal of bad apples from the financial planning industry, there has been not enough progress.
Writes about personal finance for Fairfax Media, Sydney, Australia.
Tapping a debit card, credit card or a smartphone is becoming the preferred way to pay among consumers.
The gap between the Shares Race leader, Kalkine's Hina Chowdhary, and the racer in second has closed this week.
Investors love the shares of big dividend-paying companies, but they could be leaving themselves exposed to what's sometimes known as the "dividend trap".
Banks are maintaining high rates on personal loans with little scrutiny.
Kalkine's Hina Chowdhary has shot to the lead in week two of the four-week shares race with her original $10,000 investment in medicinal cannabis stock, AusCann, now worth $21,719.
There's now even more incentive for workers to claim super from employers after Fair Work Australia's decision to lower Sunday and public holiday penalty rates.
Richard Pritchard has stormed ahead in week one of the new four-week Shares Race.
Women are increasingly building share portfolios by themselves or in groups.
Tracking the market versus active management? The new formula that offers the best of both worlds.