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?

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.

Prepare for the risk of losing the breadwinner

Mark Bouris If you follow the news about North Korea you might think we're living under imminent threat of catastrophe, but many Australians have a potential disaster in store closer to home.

The two things most parents get wrong about childcare costs

Childcare starts to look less expensive when you consider all the financial factors.

Melissa Browne Does it really make more financial sense for one partner to stay home?

How the funeral industry preys on grieving families

Caitlin Fitzsimmons Death may be one of the great certainties of life, but there's nothing compulsory about a funeral.

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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.

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.

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.

Think all you need to retire is money? Think again

Consider a transition into retirement before you sign up for 30 years of relaxation.

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon It's possible your retirement fantasies involve beaches, drinks with tiny umbrellas and – ahh – spare time.

Money can buy happiness if you spend it on experiences, time or others

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons How would you spend $20 for the biggest payoff in happiness? What did you actually spend your last $20 on?

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Most of us are overconfident about our financial knowledge - that's a risk

A recent survey found big gaps in the financial knowledge of many respondents, despite high levels of confidence.

Clancy Yeates Many people misunderstand key concepts in banking, but few recognise the limits of their knowledge, a new survey suggests.

Being rich makes you smarter

Catherine Robson Here are some ideas to relieve money worries and increase the quality of your financial decisions, and as a result, your general intelligence.

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?