Education

FEES RELEASE ME

Education funds ease schooling headache

John Collett Putting your child through school is an expensive business. Starting saving now is one option.

PLANNING

Getting a super education for SMSF trustees

SMSF and help.

Alexandra Cain From July 1 SMSF trustees who break super laws will face mandatory education. So exactly what do you need to know to run a super fund?

Education fund put to the test

Sophie Robertson

By John Collett One couple's attempt to ensure they had the cash for their children's schooling went awry.

LOVE AND MONEY

Financial fix for wedded bliss

Newlyweds Kate and Josh Williams.

Kate Jones Money differences are responsible for more break-ups than cheating, especially in the first year of a marriage. So what are the financial hurdles - and how do you clear them?

WELL HEELED

Five numbers everyone needs to know

Unless you want to be eaten by a shark, you need to know all your numbers.

Melissa Browne Whether you're running a business or a home, not knowing the financial facts can be a passport to disaster.

A little self-knowledge can go a long way

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John Collett When you’re making big financial decisions, it helps to know your weak spots and learn how to manage them.

TAP AND GO

Budget? Bills? Banking? App to it

Whatever your financial needs there's a wide choice of apps available.

Christine Long Whatever your personal finance needs, there’s an app that can help you. Here are some of the most popular.

HER MONEY

What's up with women and money?

Health and fitness coach Wendy Bentley says she has learnt how to charge a fair rate for her time.

Nina Hendy Underpaid and a bit overwhelmed? There’s lots of help available.

TIP OF THE WEEK

The money conversation you need to have

A careful approach might be required to discuss finances with your partner.

Dominique Bergel-Grant One or both of you might be unwilling but it's an important discussion to have.

OVERSEAS LIVING

Stretched? Try calling Asia home

Colleen Ryan and Stephen Wyatt As the cost of living rises in Australia, many would-be retirees are planning for a cheaper life overseas.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Trust me - this is how the rich get richer

Make the money go round with a family trust.

Olivia Maragna By minimising your tax, you can create wealth quicker in a family trust.

WELL-HEELED

I don't want to talk about it

Melissa Browne Money columinst

Melissa Browne Nobody used to speak about sex. Now it seems as if they can’t stop. If only we had the same openness when we discuss our personal finances.

PARTNERSHIPS

Couples falling out of love with shared accounts

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David Potts The leap from wearing a ring to sharing a PIN is too far for a growing number of couples.

Suddenly single? You'll cope

Take the helm: Kaia Hunter has been steering her own ship since her marriage floundered in 2007.

Sylvia Pennington How do you make the big financial decisions when death, divorce or relationship breakdown means that you’re flying solo?

TRAVELLING LIGHT

Top holidays needn’t be costly ones

John Albrecht, proprietor and managing director of Leonard Joel in Melbourne and Sydney, prepares an annual list of the most surprising results that have passed through his premises over the past 12 months.

Nina Hendy There's lots of ways to score a cheap, or free, break. All you need do is put a bit of work in before you depart.

TRAVELLING LIGHT

Top holidays needn't be costly ones

Nina Hendy There's lots of ways to score a cheap, or free, break. All you need do is put a bit of work in before you depart.

WELL-HEELED

What you can do now to help get back to the beach sooner

There are ways to bring that permanent summer holiday of early retirement a little bit closer.

Melissa Browne Have the long hot days of summer given you a taste for relaxation? Fancy giving up work? Well you can't - not yet anyway.

DO IT YOURSELF

Create your own new job

Potential: There's a job in there waiting to blossom.

Barbara Drury In a world where traditional jobs are disappearing more Australians are turning to freelancing and self-employment out of necessity.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Don't leave your estate in a state

Don't be caught without a will.

Michael Hutton Getting your life in order before it's too late has its benefits.

BOURIS ON MONEY

China deal sets course for growth

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Mark Bouris Free trade agreement should see Australia benefit from China's economic transformation for years to come.