Work & Career

EARLY RETIREMENT

Wish you were here?

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

GOOD ADVICE

How to find a good financial adviser

Be prepared: Good financial advise can ensure a  comfortable retirement.

John Collett Seek and thou shalt find, though you do need to be extra diligent given the flawed history of the sector.

TIP OF THE WEEK

What to do if you face redundancy

Alex Berlee Redundancy is something many of us can expect to face. Getting your finances under control will help reduce the stress on you and your family.

Hard to get work in the 'lucky country'

Getting here is one thing, finding work to support a family is another.

Michelle Hutchison Newcomers to Australia say finding work is the most difficult part about living here.

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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.

TRANSFERS

Why do electronic transfers take so long?

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David Wilson On paper, it seems ridiculous. You send some money via electronic banking and the transaction apparently goes into limbo.

WORKING

Stopping the boss from following you home

Home Office: Getting the work-life balance right is important.

Tom Chivers The Germans have proposed an ''anti-stress'' law that would ban work emails after hours.

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: 

PLANNING AHEAD

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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.

HEALTHY HABITS

Five steps to get you on the path to financial fitness

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Food And Drink

Melissa Browne Bad eating patterns can be hard to break. The same is true of the way we spend and save.

Premium plans

Insuring your earning capacity

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

PLANNING

Why you need to make a will

No rush: Hadley Allchurch, right, says making a will for wife Sarah and daughter Hayley would make him feel very old.

Kate Jones It's the morbid conversation no one wants to have, the plan no one wants to make.

YOUR QUESTIONS

How can my parents prepare for care?

George Cochrane They are in good health, but obviously at their age, anything can happen.

FAR FLUNG

The economics of commuting versus city living

Productive time: Tony Simpson has been catching a train to central Sydney for five years.

Sylvia Pennington With city house prices soaring many of us are looking further afield. But is the price too high?

SUPER & FUNDS

Devil will be in planner register's detail

John Collett The interests of consumers will be best served by having as much relevant information as possible included on the register.

Wanted: A financial planner who suits

Let down: a new report shows the extent to which consumers were poorly advised by the Commonwealth Bank's planning arm.

John Collett Study your own finances and the advice industry before turning to an ‘expert’.

We're close to retirement. Should we sell investment properties?

Your Questions dinkus

George Cochrane Is the best strategy to offload our units oir keep them for the income?

FINANCIAL LITERACY

ASIC plan aims to make us smarter with our money

Australian teens have done well in an OECD measure of financial literacy.

John Collett Our future might be in safe hands, with Australian teenagers rating very well in a global survey of financial literacy, but the rest of us might be thankful for a new national plan aimed at helping...

TAKE A BREAK

Millions of days off up for grabs

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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.