Education

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?

The 10 biggest money mistakes

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon If you're smart, over your lifetime a deliberate trickle of "me" money will become a big personal pool of cash – which you can then happily splash.

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.

Jon Snow and why we all need an estate plan

Raised from the dead: Unlike the character Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, death is final and we need to plan for it.

Catherine Robson You won't find yourself raised from the dead by dark magic and potentially be the rightful heir to seven kingdoms, but you may have a complicated personal life.

How happy couples deal with money

Kate and Chris Stead with their children (L to R) Patrick, Jasmine, Charlie. The couple rarely bicker over money.

John Collett Chris and Kate Stead have their finances pretty well worked out with minimal disagreements over money.

Growing tribe of digital nomads works from anywhere

Amanda Cordner, 30, started her boutique marketing agency in order to be location independent.

Christine Long Amanda Cordner runs her boutique marketing agency from wherever she happens to be – currently Cairns.

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TIP OF THE WEEK

Rate your wealth: are you as financially stable as you think?

Michael Hutton Many Australians are not as wealthy as they think they are.

Financial literacy proposal to help propel young Australians to a bright future

Mark Bouris Becoming financially savvy is more important than ever in today's complex world if you want to get ahead.

The role of luck in success and investing

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons Luck is a much underrated force in life and finances.

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Pokemon Go lets you see the world in new ways

A Pokemon Go player in front of Melbourne's Flinders Street station.

Catherine Robson Pokemon Go shows how brands can be revitalised, but it's also a lesson in the way you can view the world.

ASK NOEL

Ask Noel: how can I get started with options trading?

Noel Whittaker Financial expert Noel Whittaker answers readers' questions. Plus we have 10 copies of his book to give away.

RETIRE RIGHT

Retire Right: strategies for determining who inherits your super savings and how

There are strategies to preserve your superannuation for the purposes of leaving a legacy.

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon You can control, through a valid will, where all the money you amass in your lifetime ultimately goes. But many people don't appreciate that this does not necessarily apply to superannuation.

INSIGHT

Employment in the future: where will 'new economy' jobs come from?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is a fan of modern technology and innovation.

Clancy Yeates There's probably more anxiety than usual about where future jobs will come from.

RETIRE RIGHT

The three-bucket approach to lasting super

Asset allocation is important in retirement if you're going to make your savings last.

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon Once you get to retirement, how do you ensure your money lasts?