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.

Get rich by focusing on process not outcome

Noel Whittaker Succeeding in the long-term takes belief and perseverance.

How to put a financial windfall to good use

Receiving a windfall can leave us confused about how to make best use of the money.

John Collett Receiving a financial windfall can leave most of us in a pickle on what to do with the money.

Focusing on money basics can allow you to become exceptional

Melissa Browne I see many people who tell me how unlucky they are when it comes to their finances.

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How the Girl Guides are tackling financial inequality

Girl Guides learning financial literacy through the Guide Your Money program.

Nina Hendy The Girl Guides are launching a new set of financial literacy programs for girls and young women.

Why women and men need to negotiate pay rises differently

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Georgina Dent The trick to closing the gender pay gap is not for women to simply ask for more.

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How to measure the gender pay gap

Mining is Australia's highest paid sector, and heavily dominated by men.

Bianca Hartge-Hazelman Australia seems to lack consistency when it comes to reporting the difference between what men and women are paid.

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'We're spending our life savings on a family trip of a lifetime'

Saman Shad and family are going overseas and spending tens of thousands of dollars in savings that they could have used towards a house deposit. She believes the experiences will make them happier in the long run.

Saman Shad In less than a week's time our family of five is setting off on a big adventure.

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Money

15 things to do by 30 to create a better life after 60

Young adults can do things now that will improve their financial future

John Collett Your 20s are the time to set in place some basics that will help set you up for a brighter financial future.

More choice for elderly to receive aged care at home

Barbara Leonard with her husband David who had a stroke and has home care.

Bina Brown People who receive aged care services in their home now how much more control over which provider they use.

We can all do more to close gender pay gap

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Mark Bouris Most Australians would be aware that there is a problem with gender and money. Or, more specifically, inequalities between men and women when it comes to both spending and earning.

How good policy can help women in retirement

Flexible work enables employees to juggle careers and parenthood.

Sarah Saunders How do women balance work and family and, at the end of it, still have enough to retire on, asks Sarah Saunders.

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