Education

How to pay for a tertiary education

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

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.

MIND OVER MONEY

What playing with Lego taught me about managing money

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons I had a financial epiphany while building a Lego aeroplane with my kids.

Live within your means: budget brilliantly

Ernest Chunge with his wife Fiona Copeman and baby Charles.

Barbara Drury Governments of all persuasions are fond of comparing the federal budget with the humble household budget and exhorting us to live within our means.

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ELDER ABUSE

How to stop elder financial abuse at the hands of loved ones

ProPublica has identified 35 instances since 2012 in which workers at nursing homes and assisted-living centres in the US have surreptitiously shared photos or videos of elderly residents.

Christine Long "Inheritance impatience" is one of the drivers of elder financial abuse. At its ugliest it can see people cross the line into criminal behaviour.

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BOURIS ON MONEY

A financial roadmap to love's journey

Mark Bouris It's Valentine's Day, so let's talk about love and money.

STARTING OVER

What people learn from going bankrupt

Julie Ann Cairns went to the brink of bankruptcy.

Christine Long Thousands of Australians go bankrupt every year, and it's a life-changing experience for many.

MONEY BRAIN

How to ensure a long and happy marriage

Many couples will get engaged this Valentines Day.

Catherine Robson It's Valentines Day on Sunday and if it's like any other year, hundreds of couples will get engaged.

ASK NOEL

Should you keep your investment property or reduce debt?

Illustration: Michael Mucci

Noel Whittaker Noel Whittaker answers readers' questions.

Kickstart 2016 with a financial health check

The new year is a good time to review your money goals.

Kate Jones The new year is an opportunity to reset your money management and build prosperity - like electrician Paul Buhagiar who paid down $26,000 of his home loan last year.

WELL HEELED

Surviving the Christmas cash flow crunch for small business owners

Business cash flow can be tricky from December to March.

Melissa Browne If you're a business owner, Christmas can be a stressful time where you feel like you are simply holding your breath until you reach the end of the year.

How women can overcome the retirement savings gap

Johanna de Ruyter says she used to be a 'Teflon woman' when it came to money.

Christine Long Johanna de Ruyter admits her journey with money is still a work-in-progress.

MONEY BRAIN

How a financial planner changed Book Club host Jennifer Byrne's life

Jennifer Byrne on ABC's The Book Club.

Catherine Robson What drives wealth creation?

YOUR QUESTIONS

Your questions

A reader wants to know whether their New Zealand Post Office Bonus Bonds and UK Premium Savings Bonds might be worth something.

ASK NOEL

Claiming a tax deduction for renovating an investment property

The cost of renovations for an investment property are deducted off capital gains tax, not income tax.

Noel Whittaker Readers ask Noel Whittaker their financial dilemmas, from the tax deductibility of renovating an investment property to whether to buy their late mother's house.