Education

FEES RELEASE ME

Education funds ease schooling headache

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.

MONEY LESSONS

What to teach your kids so they move out

Children need to learn that money should be earned not bestowed.

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon The earlier you start instilling financial independence in your children, the sooner they will become self-sufficient enough to leave home.

GETTING STARTED

Budget bits and bobs for a flat year of jobs and wages

Joe Hockey's budget is a win for entrepreneurs ... and be grateful he left your super alone.

David Potts  There are winners and losers, and not always who'd you expect.

BUDGET 2015

Federal budget 2015: So what does it all mean for you?

Dan Steiner would have liked some restrictions on the superannuation tax concessions that go to the very well off.

John Collett Small business owners have come out smiling, as have 50,000 pensioners. But the budget takeaway is less palatable for others,

WELL-HEELED

Be wise and play like an adult

Melissa Browne We want to have a great time with our finances for however long we're able to – but it's important to play a grown-up game.

LOVE AND MONEY

Financial fix for wedded bliss

Newlyweds Kate and Josh Williams.

Kate Jones Money differences are responsible for more break-ups than cheating, especially in the first year of a marriage. So what are the financial hurdles - and how do you clear them?

HOLD TIGHT

Need a helping hand? Don't get sucked in

 

Christine Long Some financial products that claim to ease your cares can send you even deeper into debt.

TIP OF THE WEEK

How to set yourself some kickable goals

You need to set yourself financial goals.

Dominique Bergel-Grant A tangible financial goal is about more than ideas, dates and numbers. It includes three key elements: your big financial picture, the level of risk you are willing to take and a strategy to protect...

WELL HEELED

Five numbers everyone needs to know

Unless you want to be eaten by a shark, you need to know all your numbers.

Melissa Browne Whether you're running a business or a home, not knowing the financial facts can be a passport to disaster.

A little self-knowledge can go a long way

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John Collett When you’re making big financial decisions, it helps to know your weak spots and learn how to manage them.

TAP AND GO

Budget? Bills? Banking? App to it

Whatever your financial needs there's a wide choice of apps available.

Christine Long Whatever your personal finance needs, there’s an app that can help you. Here are some of the most popular.

HER MONEY

What's up with women and money?

Health and fitness coach Wendy Bentley says she has learnt how to charge a fair rate for her time.

Nina Hendy Underpaid and a bit overwhelmed? There’s lots of help available.

TIP OF THE WEEK

The money conversation you need to have

A careful approach might be required to discuss finances with your partner.

Dominique Bergel-Grant One or both of you might be unwilling but it's an important discussion to have.

OVERSEAS LIVING

Stretched? Try calling Asia home

Colleen Ryan and Stephen Wyatt As the cost of living rises in Australia, many would-be retirees are planning for a cheaper life overseas.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Trust me - this is how the rich get richer

Make the money go round with a family trust.

Olivia Maragna By minimising your tax, you can create wealth quicker in a family trust.

WELL-HEELED

I don't want to talk about it

Melissa Browne Money columinst

Melissa Browne Nobody used to speak about sex. Now it seems as if they can’t stop. If only we had the same openness when we discuss our personal finances.

PARTNERSHIPS

Couples falling out of love with shared accounts

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David Potts The leap from wearing a ring to sharing a PIN is too far for a growing number of couples.

Suddenly single? You'll cope

Take the helm: Kaia Hunter has been steering her own ship since her marriage floundered in 2007.

Sylvia Pennington How do you make the big financial decisions when death, divorce or relationship breakdown means that you’re flying solo?