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GOOD ADVICE

How to find a good financial adviser

John Collett Seek and thou shalt find, though you do need to be extra diligent given the flawed history of the sector.

TIP OF THE WEEK

What to do if you face redundancy

Alex Berlee Redundancy is something many of us can expect to face. Getting your finances under control will help reduce the stress on you and your family.

EARLY RETIREMENT

Wish you were here?

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Emily Chantiri Could you retire in your 50s? You'll have to be disciplined.

PLANNING AHEAD

The numbers you really need

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Barbara Drury If your finances are a blur and you experience constant pain in your hip pocket, then it's not a health check you need but a wealth check.

HEALTHY HABITS

Five steps to get you on the path to financial fitness

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Food And Drink

Melissa Browne Bad eating patterns can be hard to break. The same is true of the way we spend and save.

PLANNING FOR CHANGE

Start planning for those life-changing moments

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Christine Long If you know some important changes are just around the corner, it pays to get your finances in order first.

TRANSFERS

Why do electronic transfers take so long?

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David Wilson On paper, it seems ridiculous. You send some money via electronic banking and the transaction apparently goes into limbo.

WILLS

Wills: Five things you should do now

Kate Jones Simple steps you can take to get your affairs in order.

PLANNING

Why you need to make a will

No rush: Hadley Allchurch, right, says making a will for wife Sarah and daughter Hayley would make him feel very old.

Kate Jones It's the morbid conversation no one wants to have, the plan no one wants to make.

My place

Elisabeth Neales In 1964, my husband and I made a momentous decision; we spent our entire savings of £2500 on a half-completed, unlined fibro shack on three blocks of land in what was then a remote area near the...

FAR FLUNG

The economics of commuting versus city living

Productive time: Tony Simpson has been catching a train to central Sydney for five years.

Sylvia Pennington With city house prices soaring many of us are looking further afield. But is the price too high?

There's comfort in numbers

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Melissa Browne Getting to grips with what we owe and earn can take much of the stress out of our lives.

FINANCIAL RECOVERY

Women who leave with nothing

Moving out and up: It is difficult escaping abuse and it carries financial implications.

Sylvia Pennington Getting away from abusive situations is hard, getting back on your feet financially can be harder still.

WELFARE'S STATE

Big squeeze on as pension hurdles get higher and higher

Under review: Welfare spending is in the sights of the Coalition, and that means changes to the age pension.

Max Newnham Anyone who currently received, or is hoping to receive, some form of benefit from Centrelink could rightfully feel under attack right now.

EASY PREY

Fraudsters target seniors with a variety of scams

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David Wilson How to detect and counter the sophisticated scams that can rob you of your savings.

HAND-OUTS

Grab what you can from the government

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Mark Bouris Most of the plans being made for this financial year are about boosting income and reducing costs.

AGED CARE

Calculate the costs when it's time to go into care

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Barbara Drury Thinking about aged care? Selling the family home to pay for a bond may not be the only solution.

Premium plans

Insuring your earning capacity

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Mark Bouris There are many ways to build wealth, but what about protecting it?

What's the go with debt managers?

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George Cochrane 'Debt solutions' all sound too good to be true. Are there other cheaper, safer options?

Granny flats on the rise in hot property market

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Sylvia Pennington For families happy to live at close quarters, investing in a home with a self-contained granny flat can make sound financial and emotional sense for everybody.