General Insurance

EASY PREY

Fraudsters target seniors with a variety of scams

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

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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?

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.

PLANNING

Familiar pattern to the year ahead

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David Potts It's early days yet, but 2014 is starting to look a whole lot like 2013.

RESOLUTIONS

A bit of resolve can turn wishful thinking into savings success

Christine Long Feeling the need for a double shot of determination to make your New Year's resolutions stick? You're not the only one.

YOUR QUESTIONS

A grand $3 million financial plan

A grand financial plan.

George Cochrane The family home can be sold within two years of death without any capital gains tax.

DONATE

Payback from workplace giving schemes

Workplace giving schemes are tax-effective.

Christine Long If making a difference is important to you, consider joining a workplace giving scheme.

ASK NOEL

Save for a bigger deposit before entering the property market

Noel Whittaker I'm 28 with no debt, $40,000 in super and $20,000 in savings. Should I keep saving for a house deposit?

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.

DEAD MONEY

What do you really own in the digital world?

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Kate Jones Ever wondered what happens to your iTunes songs or Kindle books when you die? Don't assume these digital assets can be passed on to your children.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Shares, property or super for my cash?

Your Questions dinkus

George Cochrane The fact that you can access super when you retire is a plus, not a minus.

ASK NOEL

Benefit to paying mortgage fortnightly

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Noel Whittaker It's a quick way to pay off the loan faster - and you probably won't even notice you're doing it.

INSIGHT

Time to shop around for cut-price credit

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Clancy Yeates Banks are competing fiercely to sign up more customers in anticipation of stronger credit growth. This means many are offering cut-price home loans

ASK NOEL

A fix over flat

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Noel Whittaker We are hoping to move my mother into our granny flat and sell her house. Will her pension be affected?

YOUR QUESTIONS

Inheritance best put towards new home

Your Questions dinkus

George Cochrane If the economy continues to grow we can only assume that so will property prices.

SUPER POWER

Magnify those savings

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John Collett Worried your super savings won’t last the distance? Here are some great tips for making your nest egg shine.

FOFA REFORMS

Good advice is hard to find

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John Collett Research finds few of us can spot a rogue advisor. So why, asks John Collett, are recent reforms under threat?