Education

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.

INSIGHT

FSC's move on training raises eyebrows

Financial Services Council chief executive John Brogden.

Gareth Hutchens FSC's call for more regulation is at odds with its previous stance.

EARLY RETIREMENT

Wish you were here?

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Emily Chantiri Could you retire in your 50s? You'll have to be disciplined.

GOOD ADVICE

How to find a good financial adviser

Be prepared: Good financial advise can ensure a  comfortable retirement.

John Collett Seek and thou shalt find, though you do need to be extra diligent given the flawed history of the sector.

PLANNING FOR CHANGE

Start planning for those life-changing moments

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Christine Long If you know some important changes are just around the corner, it pays to get your finances in order first.

FINANCIAL LITERACY

ASIC plan aims to make us smarter with our money

Australian teens have done well in an OECD measure of financial literacy.

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...

My place

Elisabeth Neales In 1964, my husband and I made a momentous decision; we spent our entire savings of £2500 on a half-completed, unlined fibro shack on three blocks of land in what was then a remote area near the...

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’.

PLANNING

Master of your own makeover

Belinda Rossi

Penny Pryor A tough labour market doesn't mean the end of your career: survival is about being prepared to adapt.

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.

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?

PLANNING

Finance basics to get you started

When it comes to personal finances, we all need to know the basics.

Mark Bouris Five things you really need to know about your finances.

HEALTH YOUR WEALTH

Your health is your wealth

Health

Alexandra Cain Which private health funds give the best rebates?

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

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