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Not so lucky for many of us

Penny Pryor Are we really the richest nation in the world? And even if we are, how fairly is that wealth distributed?

Bright ideas for loan savings


Penny Pryor Low interest rates are making it a lot easier for you to pay off your home loan.

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Countdown to your job of the future


Penny Pryor Do you have a plan B? I'm not talking about your disaster escape plan but an alternative career plan if things in your current industry go pear-shaped.

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Know what you're paying for

Penny Pryor If you use a financial planner, you should be aware that the way they are paid is changing.

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A little can go a long way

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Penny Pryor Many in Generation Y stay out of equities and don't realise wealth can be built from small amounts.

How to beat the web of deceit


Penny Pryor As technology advances so do the methods cyber crooks use to steal your money - so be prepared, writes Penny Pryor.

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Take care when doing it yourself

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Penny Pryor SMSFs are a growing sector of the super industry, but strict compliance is necessary.

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Slow in growth still spells success

Penny Pryor The Chinese economy may not be increasing as rapidly, but it will continue to deliver.

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Take stock to secure a decent return

Penny Pryor Now's the time to consider re-entering the sharemarket to get value from your investment.


Higher learning, higher earning


Penny Pryor Have you hit the middle-management ceiling? Further study, such as an MBA, could be an astute salary-raising exercise.

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Scammer claws are digging around

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Penny Pryor 'TIS the season to be jolly. Particularly for scammers, fraudsters and phishers. They have been spending the year thinking of elaborate cons to try to get you to part with your money.

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Squeezing less into retirement

Penny Pryor If you've been trying to squirrel away as much as possible into superannuation while you can, you need to take note of a few measures that were introduced by the Treasurer, Wayne Swan, last week.

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Cost saving requires caution

Looking for a bargain? Do your homework first.

Penny Pryor The other day I was almost devoured by Costco. I went in at 5.30pm and checked out at 8.30pm.

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Improving the balance of wealth

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Penny Pryor This week saw the first step in the process towards making sure we'll all have more money to live on in retirement.

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Saving money can help save others

Penny Pryor REMEMBER when your parents told you that you needed to finish your dinner, eat your greens or not play with your food because ''there are starving kids in Africa''?

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Payback power against big salaries

Don Argus.

Penny Pryor Don Argus told shareholders if they didn't like high executive salaries they could "sell their shares".

All taken into account

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Penny Pryor AS THE sharemarket continues to see-saw and your costs appear to be going up and up, it might seem as if your finances are spiralling out of your control.

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It's official: the powerful rate as bigger hypocrites

Penny Pryor As two former directors of failed broker Opes Prime receive jail sentences and the maelstrom around News Corp continues, questions are being asked as to how and why powerful people make decisions so...

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Warring parties bump heads on the ceiling

U.S. President Barack Obama.

Penny Pryor You might have a handle on the debt problems in Greece and other parts of Europe by now but a nasty little issue concerning US debt is rearing its ugly head.

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Life's not so tough for us after all

Colour illustration by Matt Davidson. THE AGE. BUSINESS. 27-11-2008. Fat cat, fat cats, wealth, wealthy, rich, CEO, golden handshake. Cat smoking cigar.

Penny Pryor The past two years might have seemed a bit difficult for many of us but Australia is actually doing extremely well on the high-net-worth scale.