Education Funding

ASK NOEL

Ask Noel: how can I make use of the equity in my home?

Noel Whittaker Financial expert Noel Whittaker answers personal finance questions from readers.

MONEY BRAIN

Mums – fit your own oxygen masks first

Mothers often put their children's needs ahead of their own.

Catherine Robson This Mother's Day, I would encourage all mums to reframe the way they think about helping their kids and others that they love.

Live within your means: budget brilliantly

Ernest Chunge with his wife Fiona Copeman and baby Charles.

Barbara Drury Governments of all persuasions are fond of comparing the federal budget with the humble household budget and exhorting us to live within our means.

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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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ASK NOEL

Should you keep your investment property or reduce debt?

Illustration: Michael Mucci

Noel Whittaker Noel Whittaker answers readers' questions.

WELL HEELED

Surviving the Christmas cash flow crunch for small business owners

Business cash flow can be tricky from December to March.

Melissa Browne If you're a business owner, Christmas can be a stressful time where you feel like you are simply holding your breath until you reach the end of the year.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Your questions

A reader wants to know whether their New Zealand Post Office Bonus Bonds and UK Premium Savings Bonds might be worth something.

BASIC TRAINING

Basic Training: How to save for university

University study can be a rewarding but expensive option.

Larissa Ham A tertiary education can cost a packet - but there are ways to spread that cost around.

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?

ASK NOEL

Should I pay my university fees up front?

Noel Whittaker.

Noel Whittaker I am 18 and am lucky enough to have been given $8000 a year from my parents and grandparents towards university for the next four years.

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.

EARLY RETIREMENT

Wish you were here?

Emily Chantiri article on early retirement IMAGE SUPPLIED of Steve Winter for THE AGE MONEY 3rd September 2014

Emily Chantiri Could you retire in your 50s? You'll have to be disciplined.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Careful planning needed to have a good lifestyle in retirement

Golden years: Those planning to retire hope their income will allow them a lifestyle of leisure.

George Cochrane The goal is a retirement unit, but the money keeps going elsewhere. What's the best plan?

Books in order: prepare for your kids' uni fees

Uni.

Anneli Knight As university fees continue to rise, some parents are factoring these costs into their savings plans.

Wealthy solutions

Jessica Hill.

David Potts Life has a lot of trial and error to it so it's good to know that building wealth comes with instructions.

Secrets of the high net worth

Bob Waldie in Toowong.

Sylvia Pennington Clearing the mortgage, paying school fees and amassing enough super to retire are common aims for the average Aussie.

A wealthy future is within reach

Rocco Fazzari illo for Money spread, march 6

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.

Make it a clean bill of health

Cancer.Baulkham Hills.March 14th, 2013.Photo.Sahlan Hayes.The Age.Money.Helen Conway, has had a year long battle with breast cancer.

Sylvia Pennington Coping with illness is challenging enough, but it pays to prepare financially for potential difficulties.

STRATEGIES

Conquer life's ups and downs

Michelle House

Christine Long When your income is unpredictable, just making ends meet can sometimes feel like a feat of endurance.

MIXING MONEY

Finance the family way

Money story on blended families.

Sylvia Pennington French authorities were shocked to uncover a real version of fairy tale hell this week.