Christine Long When your income is unpredictable, just making ends meet can sometimes feel like a feat of endurance.
Sylvia Pennington French authorities were shocked to uncover a real version of fairy tale hell this week.
Sylvia Pennington Coping with illness is challenging enough, but it pays to prepare financially for potential difficulties.
David Potts Saving more and spending less aren't the only ways to wealth, though they sure help. Even then, how you save and what you buy will eventually count for more.
Sylvia Pennington Clearing the mortgage, paying school fees and amassing enough super to retire are common aims for the average Aussie.
David Potts Life has a lot of trial and error to it so it's good to know that building wealth comes with instructions.
Anneli Knight As university fees continue to rise, some parents are factoring these costs into their savings plans.
David Potts Retirement for Simon and Luba Bosch is when they stop paying private school fees for their children, aged 12 and 15.
Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon One wrong decision can put your financial future at severe disadvantage.
Potts Spot CONGRATULATIONS to me for picking the Reserve Bank's rate cut, even if I did cheat. Well, a little bit.
Potts Spot For all the mixed reviews its fiscal forecasts attracted, there's no mistaking the message from the mini budget: next year is going to be a tough gig.
George Cochrane Income-protection insurance is vital in order cope with periods of illness.
Potts Spot You'll be OK if you want to buy a new HD TV - just don't eat.
The Ys have a notoriously poor attitude to financial responsibility but a new book aims to address the problem before it's too late.
Barbara Drury Once family commitments and financial liabilities diminish, it's worth looking for ways to cut life insurance costs.
By Lucinda Schmidt Business was out and philanthropy in after a serious boating accident.
Annette Sampson The strategy: To claim the education tax refund.
By John Collett One couple's attempt to ensure they had the cash for their children's schooling went awry.
By Lucinda Schmidt He runs the world's second biggest robotics research lab but quips he is a Luddite.
Lucinda Schmidt The global financial crisis has taken its toll on retirement savings and job security.