Education

FINANCIAL LITERACY

ASIC plan aims to make us smarter with our money

John Collett Our future might be in safe hands, with Australian teenagers rating very well in a global survey of financial literacy, but the rest of us might be thankful for a new national plan aimed at helping...

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.

Wanted: A financial planner who suits

Let down: a new report shows the extent to which consumers were poorly advised by the Commonwealth Bank's planning arm.

John Collett Study your own finances and the advice industry before turning to an ‘expert’.

Granny flats on the rise in hot property market

Works for us: Enjoying  family life across generations, Carol and Bruce Muston with their grand-daughter Evie.

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.

EARNING AND LEARNING

Brushing up on your financial skills

PALMER FAIRFAXMEDIA PHOTOGRAPH BY GLENN HUNT 26th June 2014.
MONEY - Hal Palmer at his house in Chelmer, Qld.

Sylvia Pennington Understanding your financial situation, and improving it, requires some education and effort.

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.

What's the go with debt managers?

Your Questions dinkus

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

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE

Approaching 50? Don't panic, get planning

Money

David Potts Been living it up rather than saving for old age? At 50, it’s high time to get serious about your retirement money.

OUTSOURCING

Getting by with a little help ...

Outsourcing household chores has become a $3 billion industry as our workloads increase.

Sylvia Pennington Outsourcing household chores has become a $3 billion industry as our workloads increase.

SUPER SPECIAL

How to boost a windfall

Where should you park your spare cash?

In the lead-up to next week's federal budget there has been much talk about raising the retirement age, which the Government has confirmed will be lifted to 70 by 2035, and the inadequacy of the...

What Mum taught me

ruslan kogan with mum irene kogan.

Sylvia Pennington These well-known Australians have done well, in part thanks to a mother who instilled basic money sense.

Budget will be the biggest growth threat

David Potts dinkus.

David Potts Tuesday's budget might be bad, but you might be surprised to hear the economy looks the opposite.

YOUR QUESTIONS

My money has been frozen. Help!

Your Questions dinkus

George Cochrane I've been trying to close an account since 2008. Please get my money for me.

BUDGET

Retirement rethink

Retirement rethink.

John Collett Every decade there is a budget that ends up being a ''game-changer''.

ASK NOEL

Considering home as a wedding gift

Noel Whittaker We'd like to sell our unit to our daughter and her husband for $250,000 as a wedding present. Can we do this?

YOUR QUESTIONS

Prepare to retire debt-free

Retire debt-free.

George Cochrane I'm making a steady income with plenty in my super; What is the best strategy to retire?

ASK NOEL

Investing to pay for university

Illustration: Michael Mucci.

Noel Whittaker How can we turn $30,000 into more than $150,000 within 18 to 20 years to pay for our child's university?

EDUCATION

Let's teach our kids money literacy

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Mark Bouris There's no adequate replacement for education when it comes to making financial decisions.

DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL

Mind your money manners

Don't ask, don't tell...

Sylvia Pennington Despite our love of sharing on social media, one topic is still taboo.

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