Quirky Investments There's been a noticeable decline in people using self-managed super to splurge on art works and antiques.
John Addis Advisory websites sell self-managed super funds as tax benefit nirvana, offering the chance to ''boost your returns''.
Richard Livingston Forget the banks: there's one sure-fire way to get poor financial advice.
WHERE TO INVEST
You didn't need the budget to tell you that you are on your own, although a reminder every now and then never goes astray.
Marcus Padley Try getting your personal financial issues sorted by a 20-year-old at a call centre - then you'll see why you're paying $19.95 a trade.
David Potts From feather duster last time, yours truly is rooster in the first week of our new four-week shares race.
Stephen Crafti Rising property prices are leaving many people opting for apartments - some barely bigger than hotel rooms.
Nathan Bell Bank investors facing a stark reality: either Chinese banks are a bargain or Australian bank shareholders need to prepare for tougher times.
Where will money be made in the longer term? David Potts tells all.
Clancy Yeates As the typical house price rises, so does the number of debt-laden landlords.
John Collett Investor returns have been spectacular for the past two years. But fund managers say the new financial year won't burn so brightly.
THE 'HONEST' BROKER
Marcus Padley Brokers don't come free, but think about the wealth of information and expertise you get in return.
Noel Whittaker We own a townhouse, which is rented at $450 a week. We're off to Europe for 12 months - what are our tax obligations?
David Potts Next time you pop into a Westfield, think who owns it. The Lowys? That’s what I would have said, too.
Nathan Bell Above the float price, there's already a good argument to take profits and get out.
James Cockington Vintage clothing, especially haute couture, is now collected in the same way as fine art, and investors are tentatively entering the scene.
David Potts While you weren't looking, Australia stumbled upon an investment nirvana where it's almost impossible to lose money.
Stephen Crafti Where some people look at an unfashionable house and shudder, others see potential.
Melissa Browne Let me share my tips for safely navigating the treacherous waters of the property market.
UNDER THE RADAR
Marcus Padley Small caps are all about leverage. When you are small, you get a bigger bang for your buck, and nowhere is this more the case than in technology.