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?
By John Collett One couple's attempt to ensure they had the cash for their children's schooling went awry.
George Cochrane Under the new law passed in July an adviser 'must act in the best interests of the client'.
Noel Whittaker I am a single parent in my 30s with one child. Should I save for an investment property or beef up my share portfolio?
George Cochrane You should always investigate the use of a disability trust in which to leave assets.
Noel Whittaker I am 17 and left school a bit over a year ago. I have managed to save $10,000 and was wondering what I should do with it?
THE 'HONEST' BROKER
Marcus Padley Money is an amazing motivator; it causes us to do astonishing things. But does it make us happy?
John Collett With house prices on the move again, so too is talk of a house price bubble. Concern is mostly centred on Sydney, where prices are roaring back to life.
Noel Whittaker I'm trying to decide if now is a good time to buy somewhere to live. What would you suggest?
George Cochrane My wife and I have our own SMSF. Can she 'commute' the pension and take capital out?
Sylvia Pennington Thousands of Australians work in the sector - but is party planning a nice little earner, or an express way to lose friends and alienate acquaintances?
John Collett Redundancy can be traumatic but it can also be a chance to take a new direction and, if you’re lucky, to grab a big stack of cash.
SPREAD TOO THIN
Kate Jones With their parents hitting old age and their kids still at home the sandwich generation are caring for others when they should be taking care of themselves.
Rebecca Glenn Pioneering Australian study finds women tend to see their earnings as the "family money' and see a man's money as his own.
Sylvia Pennington Making ends meet with only one pay packet is hard but, with some financial sacrifices, it can be done.
Melissa Browne Make good financial decisions today that match whichever path you are on.
David Potts Much will be said about budget deficits and debt before we get to September 7, and even more after it.
Adam Haigh US markets are soaring, but for the first time in more than a decade Australian stocks aren't keeping pace. A Coalition victory would, investors say, change all that.
David Potts It takes more luck than skill to beat the sharemarket, not that many traders are going to admit it.
Sylvia Pennington Being a professional footballer can be a well-paid but short-lived occupation. What can young players do to ensure they're set for life?