Trevor Hoey As you're lying on the beach these summer holidays, probably the last thing you want to be doing is checking your shares every hour on your iPhone.
Marcus Padley Bull market, bear market, bull market, bear market. Contrary to some of the more glamorous marketing, volatility is not an opportunity for investors, it's a turn-off.
Annette Sampson Thinking it might be time to buy one of those el cheapo US properties? You'll find there's no shortage of experts here to help you.
Potts Spot Our banks are feeling the pain of the debt problems of Italy and Greece and so will you.
Investors are constantly urged to have some exposure to shares listed on the stock exchanges in the fastest-growing parts of the globe.
Chris Richardson Europe is a seething cauldron of risk. And it's quite possible those risks could eventuate in 2012. Yet so far they haven't.
Peter Cerexhe And so the cash rate fell on Melbourne Cup day. Summer is fast approaching, the great race was exciting and, after a year of interest rate stasis, the gates opened at last for the Cup and the cut.
Lesley Parker Mining boom or not, someone must want the nearly $1 million sitting unclaimed in a dormant bank account with the address given as the Perth suburb of Carlisle - a mid-priced but up-and-coming area...
Annette Sampson Wild market conditions are prompting many to rethink the traditional idea of diversification.
I Can Do That The strategy To protect myself from online investment scams.
Annette Sampson Looking for somewhere safe to stash some cash? Then a good pair of reading spectacles or magnifying glass should be the first thing you reach for.
When you're up for $150,000 in fees and extras for a child's private-school education, it'd be nice to know it's a good investment.
Celebrity Chat Heli-skiing was this reporter's biggest splurge.
Lesley Parker Discounts on ''package'' home loans have topped 1 per cent for the first time and such products have made a strong showing in Canstar Cannex's latest mortgage survey.
Profile Despite the gloom and doom in the US and Europe, plus ongoing housing affordability issues in Australia, Ellie Comerford believes the local residential property market is looking fairly healthy.
Barbara Drury The latest property values in Australian capital cities make headlines that are discussed around dinner tables and barbecues around the nation.
Barbara Drury Buying a family home or investment property is a significant financial commitment, so it makes sense to share the burden with some form of joint ownership.
Collect The joy of collecting is inevitably opposed by the trauma of eventually getting rid of the stuff.
Samantha Hutchinson David Whitehill's first job was as a Mr Toys Toysworld retail assistant, making $10 an hour.
Penny Pryor The Chinese economy may not be increasing as rapidly, but it will continue to deliver.