Work & Career

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?

Premium plans

Insuring your earning capacity

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

FOFA REFORMS

Quality advice costs money

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Penny Pryor The CBA controversy has again revealed the difficulties of a commission-based remuneration system .

AGED CARE

Calculate the costs when it's time to go into care

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Barbara Drury Thinking about aged care? Selling the family home to pay for a bond may not be the only solution.

FOFA REFORMS

Big puzzle of Palmer's backflip

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John Collett For all his huffing and puffing about protecting the little people, Palmer has traded his support for practically nothing in return.

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

Don't kill the financial sharks, teach us how to swim

Listen carefully: A lot of financial advisers are well meaning, but the system they work in has the power to slowly corrupt.

Richard Livingston The real problem with financial advice is big banks being allowed to ‘advise’ in the first place.

GETTING STARTED

When is advice not advice? When it's a sales pitch

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DAVID POTTS There's more consumer protection buying a fridge than in financial advice from a bank.

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?

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’.

Five rules for managing finances in a relationship

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Melissa Browne It's unsexy, but important to talk with your partner about your money beliefs, goals and budgets.

SPENDING AND SAVING

Four things your bank won't tell you

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Penny Pryor When it comes to your money making money, if you don't ask you will not receive.

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?

THE 'HONEST' BROKER

Interest makes the world go round

Marcus Padley Low and stable interest rates have underwritten the equity bull market for the last two years.

EARNING AND LEARNING

Brushing up on your financial skills

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MONEY - Hal Palmer at his house in Chelmer, Qld.

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

There's comfort in numbers

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Melissa Browne Getting to grips with what we owe and earn can take much of the stress out of our lives.

What's the go with debt managers?

Your Questions dinkus

George Cochrane 'Debt solutions' all sound too good to be true. Are there other cheaper, safer options?

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE

Approaching 50? Don't panic, get planning

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David Potts Been living it up rather than saving for old age? At 50, it’s high time to get serious about your retirement money.

PLANNING

Master of your own makeover

Belinda Rossi

Penny Pryor A tough labour market doesn't mean the end of your career: survival is about being prepared to adapt.

OUTSOURCING

Getting by with a little help ...

Outsourcing household chores has become a $3 billion industry as our workloads increase.

Sylvia Pennington Outsourcing household chores has become a $3 billion industry as our workloads increase.