Education

Is private school worth it? Paying for kids' education

John Collett Cathy Filardo knows the value of a good education; she is, after all, a teacher.

YOUR QUESTIONS

'All parents owe their children is love and a good education'

George Cochrane Financial expert George Cochrane answers readers' questions.

How to pay for a tertiary education

A university education can be expensive, but you can plan for it.

Olivia Maragna Finishing a degree can cost tens of thousands of dollars and leave you with a student loan that you'll spend a lifetime repaying

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EDUCATION

How to save for your kids' education

Marcelle Gomez and her husband Christian are saving so they have options when 15-month-old Cruz hits high school.

John Collett Education costs are rising faster than inflation, so if you want choices about schools for your children, you need to plan ahead.

BOURIS ON MONEY

How to pay for your kids' education

The cost of a child's education includes music and sporting activities, not just school fees.

Mark Bouris Between private or public school fees and extras such as sport, music and camps, the cost of your children's education can be significant.

TIP OF THE WEEK

An early start will help you plan for kids' education

Alex Berlee Where should parents begin if they want to make sure they can cover the cost of educating their children?

Enjoy stomping your feet about house prices, then go do something about it

Melissa Browne Ultimately all my swearing and carrying on isn't going to change anything.

FEES RELEASE ME

Education funds ease schooling headache

Educating  children can be a costly affair for parents.

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.

What Aussies get wrong about money (and schools don't help)

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon.

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon More than 27,000 readers jumped online and completed the basic money smarts test shared last week.

FIRST PERSON

'My ex-boyfriend left me broke'

A psychologist helped the writer understand that her partner's behaviour was financial abuse.

Anonymous By the time I left him, my boyfriend had taken nearly all my money.

How Troy Carter overcame 'financial PTSD' to launch Lady Gaga

Troy Carter was instrumental in the early days of Lady Gaga's success.

Catherine Robson What could you achieve if your negative financial experiences from the past were not holding you back?

You can't outsource motherhood, but you can share the load

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons Mother's Day is a time to reflect on the unpaid contribution of mothers and grandmothers to families and communities.

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Will the federal budget help young job seekers?

Taylor Bailey (centre), 18, says she is tired of being stereotyped because she is young and unemployed.

Anna Patty Drug testing, benefit cuts and a drastic shortage of jobs don't add up.

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Meet the 'effective altruists' who earn to give

Adelaide-based wealth adviser Louise Pfeiffer, 39, has chosen a career and business that will maximise her ability to give to charity.

Lindy Alexander It's easy to assume a meaningful career involves working directly with the people you are helping, but there are people pursuing high-paying positions in order to donate more.

How to put a financial windfall to good use

Receiving a windfall can leave us confused about how to make best use of the money.

John Collett Receiving a financial windfall can leave most of us in a pickle on what to do with the money.

Focusing on money basics can allow you to become exceptional

Melissa Browne I see many people who tell me how unlucky they are when it comes to their finances.

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Get rich by focusing on process not outcome

Noel Whittaker Succeeding in the long-term takes belief and perseverance.

Money

15 things to do by 30 to create a better life after 60

Young adults can do things now that will improve their financial future

John Collett Your 20s are the time to set in place some basics that will help set you up for a brighter financial future.