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?
By John Collett One couple's attempt to ensure they had the cash for their children's schooling went awry.
Melissa Browne Getting to grips with what we owe and earn can take much of the stress out of our lives.
George Cochrane 'Debt solutions' all sound too good to be true. Are there other cheaper, safer options?
John Collett Study your own finances and the advice industry before turning to an ‘expert’.
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...
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...
John Collett Every decade there is a budget that ends up being a ''game-changer''.
Noel Whittaker We'd like to sell our unit to our daughter and her husband for $250,000 as a wedding present. Can we do this?
George Cochrane I'm making a steady income with plenty in my super; What is the best strategy to retire?
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE
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.
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
Sylvia Pennington Understanding your financial situation, and improving it, requires some education and effort.
Daniel Altman Oodles of oil, the price of rice and Japan rising ... trends to shape our financial future.
David Potts It's early days yet, but 2014 is starting to look a whole lot like 2013.
John Collett It's that time of year again, when the children return to school and - for fee-paying students - their parents learn how much they'll be expected to cough up for the privilege.
Kate Jones Ever wondered what happens to your iTunes songs or Kindle books when you die? Don't assume these digital assets can be passed on to your children.
David Potts There's a whole year hanging on how the market finishes this month, but it's dragging the chain.
Penny Pryor How you manage your debt now has big implications for your family.
Sylvia Pennington Talented kids can make a fair bit of money. But who is responsible for making their earnings grow?