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.
Christine Long The No. 1 piece of advice for taking money when you're heading overseas: pack a back-up option.
Penny Pryor Are you a Gen Y? Related to a Gen Y? Know a Gen Y? Have you/they never given their superannuation a first thought, let alone a second? Yes it's hard to think about retirement savings when you're in...
Pamela Yip Could your resources hold up if you lost your job or had to make a mercy dash halfway across the country - or the world? The best way to find out is to run a fire drill on your finances and see if...
IS MONEY HISTORY?
Christine Long Cash is on the back foot but phones and cards can't do everything.
The 'Honest' Broker
Marcus Padley The message is, if you ever want to get elected, you have to be nice to the baby boomers.
SPEND OR SAVE
Alina Tugend Experts in personal finance say that the differences in how men and women deal with finances have been overstated.
Andrew Oxlade Calls for financial education in primary schools after study finds good - and bad - habits set in early.
Larissa Ham Angie Deegan scanned a lot of groceries to put down the deposit on her first flat.
Sylvia Pennington It's Mother's Day - a good time to weigh up the costs of a new mouth to feed.
Max Newnham How can you work out if your investments will provide for you sufficiently in retirement?
Nina Hendy Melbourne mother-of-five Nicole Avery knows a thing or two about budgeting. For many years her family relied on one income, forcing her to keep a tight rein on spending.
Lesley Parker Retirees have a ''sweet spot'' of about 10 years when they have both the energy and the financial resources to enjoy themselves, but increasingly these golden years are being spent changing nappies...
Christine Long When your income is unpredictable, just making ends meet can sometimes feel like a feat of endurance.
Sylvia Pennington French authorities were shocked to uncover a real version of fairy tale hell this week.
John Collett The truth is that new tax imposts announced today will not affect most people. They can go on saving for super in the knowledge that for them, nothing has changed.
Madeleine Heffernan Funds showed their muscle this week, and they've pledged to fight tooth and nail if any government makes changes they don't like.
Sylvia Pennington Coping with illness is challenging enough, but it pays to prepare financially for potential difficulties.
Lena Bell When Peter Cordwell left his shoemaking business, the exit was unusual for two reasons: it was well planned; and the new owner, Jess Cameron-Wootten, is not a family member.