Governments of all persuasions are fond of comparing the federal budget with the humble household budget and exhorting us to live within our means.
Sharing the savings isn't a marriage vow, but many couples know it's on the cards.
Finishing a degree can cost tens of thousands of dollars and leave you with a student loan that you'll spend a lifetime repaying
More Australians want to retire early than just about any other nationality, but we are also less likely to afford it.
A reader asks how she can recover a housing loan to her daughter, now that divorce is on the cards and her soon to be former son-in-law is claiming it is a gift.
"Inheritance impatience" is one of the drivers of elder financial abuse. At its ugliest it can see people cross the line into criminal behaviour.
Humans are poor at assessing danger and it's the same with our investments.
The ongoing tax reform debate has created new difficulties for making medium and long term investment decisions.
It's Valentines Day on Sunday and if it's like any other year, hundreds of couples will get engaged.
George Cochrane answers readers' questions.
It's Valentine's Day, so let's talk about love and money.
Thousands of Australians go bankrupt every year, and it's a life-changing experience for many.
Talking to yourself in the third person can help you make better financial decisions.
Noel Whittaker answers a reader's question about how annuities work.
Noel Whittaker answers a reader's question about whether to opt for a lower-risk option for superannuation to ride out the volatile times.
The government will subsidise aged care for elderly people with low means.
Here we go again. Another year, another series of stories about world markets, Chinese economic growth and the ASX.
Education costs are rising faster than inflation, so if you want choices about schools for your children, you need to plan ahead.
Buying property for a SMSF is questionable when people are close to retirement age.
Thousands of financial advisers might quit the industry if the government pushes ahead with plans to make advisers hold degree-equivalent qualifications in three years, an industry group says.
Are we destined not to change or can we salvage our goals made for 2016? The short answer is yes and no.
Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker answers readers' questions.
A guide to the different options of residential aged care and what you can expect to pay.
It's exciting watching the traders short the US mortgage market before the global financial crisis, but it's not something the rest of us can emulate.
Noel Whittaker answers readers' questions.
January is when many families confront the need for aged care, after spending time together over Christmas.
The new year is an opportunity to reset your money management and build prosperity - like electrician Paul Buhagiar who paid down $26,000 of his home loan last year.
Leaving the beach gets harder every year. But if you're over 60, maybe you don't have to.
Some of the retirement calculators on the websites of the largest super funds are misleading fund members.