Career

Don't starve for your art: how to fund a creative career

Christine Long Living the creative life is one filled with riches but rarely of the financial kind.

ASK NOEL

Is an investment property still tax deductible if it's vacant?

Noel Whittaker Financial expert Noel Whittaker answers readers' questions.

How to handle a lottery win or large inheritance

If you win the lottery, give it time to sink in before you make big decisions.

Sylvia Pennington Many people dream of a life-changing windfall, but stories are legion of lottery winners or inheritors who have squandered fortunes.

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MONEY BRAIN

What Mount Everest's Sherpas can teach us about money

Phurba Tashi in Jennifer Peedom's documentary about the 2014 Everest disaster, Sherpa.

Catherine Robson How many of us take time to consider how much money is enough?

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INSIGHT

Employment in the future: where will 'new economy' jobs come from?

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is a fan of modern technology and innovation.

Clancy Yeates There's probably more anxiety than usual about where future jobs will come from.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Your Questions: how much can we spend in retirement?

George Cochrane Financial expert George Cochrane answers questions from readers.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Your Questions: Can I claim my Australian pension overseas?

A reader wants to know what would happen to their Australian pension if they moved home to the UK.

George Cochrane Financial expert George Cochrane answers readers' questions.

RETIRE RIGHT

Retire Right: Is no work all it's cracked up to be?

Happiness in retirement is about making time for whatever your floats your boat.

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon A happy retirement is not just about your finances, it's also about how you spend your time.

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ASK NOEL

Ask Noel: how can I make use of the equity in my home?

Illustration: Michael Mucci

Noel Whittaker Financial expert Noel Whittaker answers personal finance questions from readers.

RETIRE RIGHT

Retire Right: how to start planning for retirement

There are calculators to help you determine how much you need to save for retirement.

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon The upside of headlines screaming "too poor to retire" and persistent talk about more changes to superannuation is that they make you think about the future.

MONEY BRAIN

Mums – fit your own oxygen masks first

Mothers often put their children's needs ahead of their own.

Catherine Robson This Mother's Day, I would encourage all mums to reframe the way they think about helping their kids and others that they love.

MIND OVER MONEY

What playing with Lego taught me about managing money

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons I had a financial epiphany while building a Lego aeroplane with my kids.

Live within your means: budget brilliantly

Ernest Chunge with his wife Fiona Copeman and baby Charles.

Barbara Drury Governments of all persuasions are fond of comparing the federal budget with the humble household budget and exhorting us to live within our means.

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How to pay for a tertiary education

A university education can be expensive, but you can plan for it.

Olivia Maragna Finishing a degree can cost tens of thousands of dollars and leave you with a student loan that you'll spend a lifetime repaying

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SUPER & FUNDS

Australians dream of early retirement but can't afford it

John Collett

John Collett More Australians want to retire early than just about any other nationality, but we are also less likely to afford it.

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.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Get rich by talking about yourself in the third person

Catherine Robson Talking to yourself in the third person can help you make better financial decisions.

How to have a conversation about aged care

Bina Brown January is when many families confront the need for aged care, after spending time together over Christmas.

MIND OVER MONEY

What The Big Short movie can teach ordinary people

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons It's exciting watching the traders short the US mortgage market before the global financial crisis, but it's not something the rest of us can emulate.

ASK NOEL

'I'm 60, divorced, and I lost my job – help!'

Noel Whittaker Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker answers readers' questions.