James Cockington Stamps are becoming attractive to investors who like owning something real, something tangible, with its own history.
John Collett Investors' love of Australian shares means they miss out on some overseas opportunities.
Katherine Jimenez There could be some golden opportunities this reporting season, with housing-related stocks and foreign currency earners expected to be the big performers.
John Collett Half-yearly results, due this month, will indicate how share investors are likely to fare for the rest of the year.
Noel Whittaker We are hoping to move my mother into our granny flat and sell her house. Will her pension be affected?
THE FIRST XI
David Potts If you pick a portfolio like a cricket side, look past one-dayers, and think of the Test.
UNDER THE RADAR
Richard Hemming What are the big themes that are likely to affect little companies next year?
David Potts Lost in the fact that economists have been cutting their forecasts for next year is that they still expect growth to improve.
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'.
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.
James Cockington Photos of Sydney criminals inspired the fashion world. Now a new series of archive pictures reveal a darker side to suburban Australia.
Gareth Brown There are two simple rules that can prevent disaster when dealing with a financial adviser.