Brendan Swift Australian investors are sitting pretty as the calendar year draws to a close, thanks to stellar returns from residential property and equities.
THE 'HONEST' BROKER
Marcus Padley Here, condensed into a few easy-to-digest dot points, is all you need to know about the sharemarket.
Richard Livingston It makes sense to control your own super fund if you limit your costs to 1 per cent.
Andrew Tangel and Chris O'Brien Though still far from the mainstream and too complex for the average consumer, Bitcoin has grown well past its roots as the plaything of anarchists and hackers.
Richard Evans The bad habits you need to kick and the good ones you need to acquire for your finances to flourish in the New Year.
Jasper Copping If you are an art enthusiast tempted to splash out on an apparent bargain, you might want to think again.
Ben Martin For those investors able to afford them, classic cars and watches, rather than traditional stock markets, are where the most impressive returns can be found.
Noel Whittaker I'm 26, with $150,000 in savings. Property in Budapest is cheap but would buying there be a good way to use my money?
FOLLOW THE MONEY
Katherine Jimenez Like many high net worth investors, Gerry Harvey is looking to move beyond the 'safe stuff'.
Gareth Hutchens What is the state of Australian employment? Not that great, but it's not that bad either.
Katherine Jimenez Offshore stocks have provided Aussie investors with some of the strongest returns seen in years - a trend that's set to continue in 2014
James Cockington Beach shack chic is going mainstream with artists such as James Edwards finding a strong market for their work.
Stephen Crafti With a starting price of $5 million for a house, certain features are considered standard.
Noel Whittaker What's the best pension plan with a big mortgage but a bad history of handling lump sums?
Noel Whittaker I want to sell some shares. Should I buy more, or pay off the mortgage?
Nathan Bell This may sound like value investing heresy - I recommend you sell Harvey Norman, largely because it has a strong balance sheet and an owner manager.
John Collett It's that time of year again, when the children return to school and - for fee-paying students - their parents learn how much they'll be expected to cough up for the privilege.
Matt Ryan Low interest rates make other asset classes look more attractive and drive the prices of equities and property higher.
TIME TO SELL
Barbara Drury When share prices fall, investors need a plan. Should you sell to protect your capital or hang in there and buy more?
Katherine Rushton He's now a reformed character but Jordan Belfdort used to be the embodiment of Wall Street excess – so much so that Martin Scorsese has made a film about him.