Health Insurance

ASK NOEL

Home truths about living longer

Noel Whittaker We're in our late 70s and hope to last at least another 10 years but fear the only way to avoid outliving our savings is to sell our home.

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.

HEALTH YOUR WEALTH

Your health is your wealth

Health

Alexandra Cain Which private health funds give the best rebates?

ASK NOEL

Under or over the threshold?

Noel Whittaker Should I work overtime before June 30, or stay under the $48,516 threshold?

Budget will be the biggest growth threat

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David Potts Tuesday's budget might be bad, but you might be surprised to hear the economy looks the opposite.

YOUR QUESTIONS

A volunteer's tax conundrum

Your Questions dinkus

George Cochrane Am I entitled to claim deductible personal super contributions?

YOUR QUESTIONS

Prepare to retire debt-free

Retire debt-free.

George Cochrane I'm making a steady income with plenty in my super; What is the best strategy to retire?

PLANNING

Familiar pattern to the year ahead

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David Potts It's early days yet, but 2014 is starting to look a whole lot like 2013.

Wealthy solutions

Jessica Hill.

David Potts Life has a lot of trial and error to it so it's good to know that building wealth comes with instructions.

Grey nomads feeling sunny

Caravan

Christine Long Asked to describe his idea of an enjoyable retirement, Robert Grover hardly hesitates. The 63 year old pictures a comfortable home, spending time with his three sons, taking his wife Margaret to...

PLANNING

Find the right retirement vehicle

Mini Minor car enthusiasts.

John Collett With people living longer, it's crucial to map out financial goals.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Winter years need not be so taxing

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George Cochrane Is it true that after a certain age, you do not have to submit a tax return? George Cochrane answers your questions.

Where can we put it?

Mid Life Crisis?

It is a question that has probably crossed the minds of many people in their mid-life years who have some spare cash.

GETTING AHEAD

Grow your fund through sacrifice

Superannuation

John Collett Latest government proposals are aimed at curtailing the tax breaks on super enjoyed by the well off.

SUPER

Avoid pension pitfalls with precise retirement planning

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Max Newnham How can you work out if your investments will provide for you sufficiently in retirement?

Retirement? That's the million-dollar question

Mark Bouris

Mark Bouris Some of the numbers associated with retirement seem really big.

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DOLLAR DRAINERS

Hidden costs of ignoring small outlays

Emily Chantiri The costs for some goods and services are small but let them slide for too long and you'll find they will add up to hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year.

Smart strategies for maximising your super

Retiree.

Max Newnham There are many strategies a person can use to maximise the superannuation they have at retirement.

FOFA REFORMS

A new year's fizzer

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David Potts The start of the financial year brings a melting pot of pros and cons, from higher super contributions to the nebulous FOFA plan.

GETTING STARTED

Weakening growth puts pressure on future prospects

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David Potts Much will be said about budget deficits and debt before we get to September 7, and even more after it.