General Insurance

Budget, election and possible rate cut mean months of uncertainty

John Collett Tuesday's budget is unlikely to resolve uncertainty and lift consumer confidence.

RELATIONSHIPS

He says buy, she says sell: couples with different money mindsets

Kate Jones Sharing the savings isn't a marriage vow, but many couples know it's on the cards.

ELDER ABUSE

How to stop elder financial abuse at the hands of loved ones

ProPublica has identified 35 instances since 2012 in which workers at nursing homes and assisted-living centres in the US have surreptitiously shared photos or videos of elderly residents.

Christine Long "Inheritance impatience" is one of the drivers of elder financial abuse. At its ugliest it can see people cross the line into criminal behaviour.

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YOUR QUESTIONS

How to recover a family loan in a divorce

Family loans can become problematic in the case of divorce.

George Cochrane A reader asks how she can recover a housing loan to her daughter, now that divorce is on the cards and her soon to be former son-in-law is claiming it is a gift.

BOURIS ON MONEY

A financial roadmap to love's journey

Mark Bouris It's Valentine's Day, so let's talk about love and money.

YOUR QUESTIONS

What to do with an inheritance

George Cochrane George Cochrane answers readers' questions.

ASK NOEL

Noel Whittaker explains annuities

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Noel Whittaker Noel Whittaker answers a reader's question about how annuities work.

BOURIS ON MONEY

Mark Bouris on investing in volatile times

Mark Bouris Here we go again. Another year, another series of stories about world markets, Chinese economic growth and the ASX.

ASK NOEL

Reducing investment risk in volatile times

Illustration: Michael Mucci

Noel Whittaker Noel Whittaker answers a reader's question about whether to opt for a lower-risk option for superannuation to ride out the volatile times.

ASK NOEL

Should you keep your investment property or reduce debt?

Illustration: Michael Mucci

Noel Whittaker Noel Whittaker answers readers' questions.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Top 10 money mistakes of the middle-aged

In your 40s and 50s you are more likely to have extra mouths to feed.

Graham Witcomb You're at the height of your career and you probably have a couple of extra mouths to feed. Here are the 10 biggest money mistakes to avoid in your 40s and 50s.

How to retire overseas

James and Evelyn

Kate Cowling Leaving the beach gets harder every year. But if you're over 60, maybe you don't have to.

Kickstart 2016 with a financial health check

The new year is a good time to review your money goals.

Kate Jones The new year is an opportunity to reset your money management and build prosperity - like electrician Paul Buhagiar who paid down $26,000 of his home loan last year.

SUPER & FUNDS

Retirement calculators mislead super fund members

The online calculators on some super funds' websites are shoddy.

John Collett Some of the retirement calculators on the websites of the largest super funds are misleading fund members.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Capital gains tax rules when separating a double flat conversion

George Cochrane We live in combined flats as our permanent place of residence and neither one has ever been rented. We wondered if upon sale of either flat we will have to pay any capital gains tax? A.D.

YOUR QUESTIONS

How to know when a family trust has outlived its purpose

Family trusts outlive their purpose when there are no beneficiaries.

George Cochrane A reader asks George Cochrane if she should wind up her family trust now there are no beneficiaries.

ASK NOEL

Plan for age pension changes in 2017

As a result of the assets test changes, more than 90 per cent of pensioners will either be better off, or have no change, to their pension.

Noel Whittaker The age pension is not intended to support those with higher levels of wealth to maintain their capital base.

How women can overcome the retirement savings gap

Johanna de Ruyter says she used to be a 'Teflon woman' when it came to money.

Christine Long Johanna de Ruyter admits her journey with money is still a work-in-progress.

MONEY BRAIN

How a financial planner changed Book Club host Jennifer Byrne's life

Jennifer Byrne on ABC's The Book Club.

Catherine Robson What drives wealth creation?

BOURIS ON MONEY

Tips for couples switching to a single income

Mark Bouris What happens when your household goes from two incomes to one?