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SHORT CHANGE

A leg of briefs

David Potts Term deposits shunned, credit cards rated safest and the rising cost of a dog.

PLANNING AHEAD

The numbers you really need

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Barbara Drury If your finances are a blur and you experience constant pain in your hip pocket, then it's not a health check you need but a wealth check.

CLEVER COVERAGE

Online insurance doesn't come cheap

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John Collett When it comes to life insurance, buying directly from the insurer is usually the most expensive route.

PLANNING FOR CHANGE

Start planning for those life-changing moments

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Christine Long If you know some important changes are just around the corner, it pays to get your finances in order first.

TAKE A BREAK

Millions of days off up for grabs

Holiday

Michelle Hutchison Australians wasted more than 58 million annual leave days last year- that's about a week each.

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FINANCIAL RECOVERY

Women who leave with nothing

Moving out and up: It is difficult escaping abuse and it carries financial implications.

Sylvia Pennington Getting away from abusive situations is hard, getting back on your feet financially can be harder still.

EASY PREY

Fraudsters target seniors with a variety of scams

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David Wilson How to detect and counter the sophisticated scams that can rob you of your savings.

HAND-OUTS

Grab what you can from the government

Mark Bouris dinkus.

Mark Bouris Most of the plans being made for this financial year are about boosting income and reducing costs.

Premium plans

Insuring your earning capacity

Mark Bouris There are many ways to build wealth, but what about protecting it?

ASK NOEL

Tricky tax deduction claim is best left to the accountant

Noel Whittaker How do I deduct the interest on my mortgage when filling in my tax return for the redrawn amounts used to invest in shares?

EARNING AND LEARNING

Brushing up on your financial skills

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Sylvia Pennington Understanding your financial situation, and improving it, requires some education and effort.

ASK NOEL

The right moves for a full pension

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Noel Whittaker What's the best way to put my super into my wife's name?

ASK NOEL

Investing to pay for university

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Noel Whittaker How can we turn $30,000 into more than $150,000 within 18 to 20 years to pay for our child's university?

EDUCATION

Let's teach our kids money literacy

Mark Bouris dinkus.

Mark Bouris There's no adequate replacement for education when it comes to making financial decisions.

HEALTH YOUR WEALTH

Your health is your wealth

Health

Alexandra Cain Which private health funds give the best rebates?

ASK NOEL

The right moves for a full pension

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Noel Whittaker What's the best way to put my super into my wife's name?

ASK NOEL

Under or over the threshold?

Noel Whittaker Should I work overtime before June 30, or stay under the $48,516 threshold?

Budget will be the biggest growth threat

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David Potts Tuesday's budget might be bad, but you might be surprised to hear the economy looks the opposite.

SUPER & FUNDS

Combined pension changes to bite

John Collett The age pension is going to play less of a role in many people's retirement years.

ASK NOEL

Considering home as a wedding gift

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?