Education

Why women and men need to negotiate pay rises differently

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

Is private school worth it? Paying for kids' education

Cathy Filardo is seen helping her children, 13-year-old Siena and 5-year-old Massimo with their homework at home in Melbourne.

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.

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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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.

Carpe diem: why I worry about readers asking when they should retire

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons The boring choice isn't always the best choice.

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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.

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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The best-paid jobs have the biggest gender pay gaps

Construction is a high-paid industry with a high gender pay gap.

Bianca Hartge-Hazelman The pay gap is biggest in sectors that pay the most and hire the fewest women.

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The wait continues at Centrelink and tips to navigate it

Centrelink is updating its

Bianca Hartge-Hazelman Centrelink's phone lines are about to get better… no really, they're meant to, but you just have to wait a little longer for it to happen.

The one thing pollies agree on is money – that is, ours

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon, at Parliament House, is helping lead the charge to make Australians ''money smart''.

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon When Canberra concurs, perhaps we should start paying attention. The fabulous and free tools to help you get money smart.

Smart money moves for flatmates to avoid share-house hell

Marrickville flatmates Arlo Alexander-Meylan, Harry Gregg, Nikita Podlasov, Tom Grimes and Isaac Ewald filled their share house with furniture collected at curbside pickup and transported home on their skateboards.

Christine Long Top priority – make sure you know your legal responsibilities when moving into a share house.

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