Divorce

The price of divorce

Annette Sampson A marriage breakdown is not just emotionally wrenching. Financially, it can be devastating.

'Women poorer, men lonelier' after divorce

Many require greater government support later in life.

Rachel Wells Women's household incomes suffer more than men's after divorce, a study has found.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Are you guilty of financial infidelity?

Secrets and lies: Financial infidelity can be as destructive as any other betrayal of trust.

Olivia Maragna Keeping information from your partner could be seen as a betrayal.

LAST REQUEST

Will wills still work as paper trail fades?

Web life: With people spending so much of their time online, it is worth considering what should happen to your digital assets and accounts after you die.

Emily Chantiri Most of us manage our personal finances online. It's very convenient for us, but how easy will it be for our executors?

TIP OF THE WEEK

Splitting up? Act now to avoid surprises later on

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Alex Berlee Divorce is an emotional time but also one when important financial decisions have to be made.

BORROWING

Plan ahead when buying first home

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Mark Bouris When interest rates are low, house prices usually rise and first-home buyers can feel shut out of the market. But all is not lost when sticking to a few simple tips: 

PLEASE YOURSELF

Clearing financial hurdles of the single life

Party of one: Gretchen Alt-Cooper is a self employed accountant/company director and has been a single parent for many years.

Barbara Drury Singletons are on the rise. But there's a financial downside to independence. Follow these tips to avoid the poverty trap later in life.

EDUCATION

Let's teach our kids money literacy

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

PROTECT YOURSELF

Why the next GFC will be the Girls' Financial Crisis (and how to stop it)

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Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon Women need to recognise and rectify their massive disadvantage from a system biased against them.

SUPER

70 reasons to wise up on super

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Mark Bouris Australians who once thought they’d retire at 64 are having to reconsider.

SUIT YOURSELF

Does red zone thrill, or are you still a bit green?

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Emily Chantiri It is never too early to start investing, but one strategy does not suit all.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Getting your dough to rise a tricky business

George Cochrane There is nothing to stop you converting a super pension back to the accumulation phase.

PLANNING

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Last will and testament

Christine Long If your health deteriorated sharply, would you be prepared with a power of attorney?

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.

AGED CARE

Finding the cost of care

Alexandra Cain The way that means testing is applied in aged care is changing. What will the reforms mean for you?

ASK NOEL

The super cap is hard to shift

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Noel Whittaker I would like to contribute more than the $25,000 limit into my super account. Is there a way to do it?

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?

YOUR QUESTIONS

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George Cochrane Woodside is a technological marvel but has not always been the investor's best friend.

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?

MONEY ADVICE

A bit of balance to pay future bills

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George Cochrane Planning to accumulate more savings will give you greater choice upon retirement.