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HEALTH YOUR WEALTH

Your health is your wealth

Alexandra Cain Which private health funds give the best rebates?

EDUCATION

Let's teach our kids money literacy

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Mark Bouris There's no adequate replacement for education when it comes to making financial decisions.

ASK NOEL

Investing to pay for university

Illustration: Michael Mucci.

Noel Whittaker How can we turn $30,000 into more than $150,000 within 18 to 20 years to pay for our child's university?

YOUR QUESTIONS

How to save up for school fees

CHILDCARE.

George Cochrane What are the best ways to pay for tomorrow's private school expenses today?

CAR TONES

Any colour you like as long as it's white

Nina Rossi paid extra to get her Audi with metallic white paint.

Nina Hendy Over-the-top colour choices are out and conservative hues are in as car buyers seek to maximise resale value.

ASK NOEL

Securing the best travel card deal

Noel Whittaker How do I know which travel card offers the best exchange rate?

Government will introduce amendments to financial advice laws, Assistant Treasurer Arthur Sinodinos signals

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John Collett The Coalition government is pushing to have the law changed so that bank tellers can sell an unlimited range of financial products across the counter.

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PLANNING

Dealing with that tricky townhouse tax

Townhouse tax.

George Cochrane If you knock down a house and build a new structure, will you get a hit from the taxman?

ASK NOEL

The right moves for a full pension

Illustration: Michael Mucci.

Noel Whittaker What's the best way to put my super into my wife's name?

ASK NOEL

Should old cars count as assets in pension sums?

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Noel Whittaker Why is Centrelink including our two old cars and small boat when assessing our pension eligibility?

FOFA UNDER THREAT

Hard sell to return if advice laws change

Superannuation

John Collett Dilution of financial advice reforms could see the return of a grab bag of commission charges.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

FOFA tinkering in best interest of ordinary investors

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Richard Livingston Don't believe the fear mongering – the proposed changes to financial advice laws could save you thousands.

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GETTING STARTED

Avoiding loopholes would be in your best interest

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David Potts The trouble with the political debate about what you should expect of a financial adviser is that all sides of the debate claim to put consumers first when no one does.

SUPER POWER

Magnify those savings

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John Collett Worried your super savings won’t last the distance? Here are some great tips for making your nest egg shine.

FOFA REFORMS

Good advice is hard to find

Business man puts mnoney on the table.

John Collett Research finds few of us can spot a rogue advisor. So why, asks John Collett, are recent reforms under threat?

MOBILES

Good news for bad Apples

Phone goes into water.

Christine Long Competition watchdog says your brand-new phone must be able to last at least as long as your contract.

ASK NOEL

Renting out our home to travel

Noel Whittaker We're thinking of renting out our home, and renting a smaller place to live in so we can travel. Is this a good idea?

INSIGHT

Time to shop around for cut-price credit

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Clancy Yeates Banks are competing fiercely to sign up more customers in anticipation of stronger credit growth. This means many are offering cut-price home loans

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A fix over flat

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Noel Whittaker We are hoping to move my mother into our granny flat and sell her house. Will her pension be affected?

YOUR QUESTIONS

Inheritance best put towards new home

Your Questions dinkus

George Cochrane If the economy continues to grow we can only assume that so will property prices.