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.

Think all you need to retire is money? Think again

Consider a transition into retirement before you sign up for 30 years of relaxation.

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon It's possible your retirement fantasies involve beaches, drinks with tiny umbrellas and – ahh – spare time.

Five side hustles, for love or money

If you love to knit, you could have a side hustle selling cute beanies.

Catherine Robson The side hustle has exploded among Australian millennials and thanks to the internet there's more opportunity than ever to turn a skill or passion into a tidy income outside your nine-to-five.

The property market is taking a breather, not falling off a cliff

Owner-occupiers only realise the value of their home if they sell.

Mark Bouris There's a lot of the talk at the moment about the idea of a housing bubble that's set to burst.

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'My ex-boyfriend left me broke'

A psychologist helped the writer understand that her partner's behaviour was financial abuse.

Anonymous By the time I left him, my boyfriend had taken nearly all my money.

How Troy Carter overcame 'financial PTSD' to launch Lady Gaga

Troy Carter was instrumental in the early days of Lady Gaga's success.

Catherine Robson What could you achieve if your negative financial experiences from the past were not holding you back?

You can't outsource motherhood, but you can share the load

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons Mother's Day is a time to reflect on the unpaid contribution of mothers and grandmothers to families and communities.

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Will the federal budget help young job seekers?

Taylor Bailey (centre), 18, says she is tired of being stereotyped because she is young and unemployed.

Anna Patty Drug testing, benefit cuts and a drastic shortage of jobs don't add up.

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Meet the 'effective altruists' who earn to give

Adelaide-based wealth adviser Louise Pfeiffer, 39, has chosen a career and business that will maximise her ability to give to charity.

Lindy Alexander It's easy to assume a meaningful career involves working directly with the people you are helping, but there are people pursuing high-paying positions in order to donate more.

How to put a financial windfall to good use

Receiving a windfall can leave us confused about how to make best use of the money.

John Collett Receiving a financial windfall can leave most of us in a pickle on what to do with the money.

Why fixing the pay gap is easy if you try

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Georgina Dent How can something as seemingly intractable, stubborn, complex and multifaceted as the pay gap be fixed?

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Focusing on money basics can allow you to become exceptional

Melissa Browne I see many people who tell me how unlucky they are when it comes to their finances.

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Carpe diem: why I worry about readers asking when they should retire

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons The boring choice isn't always the best choice.

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Why everyone needs a will, especially parents

Orphaned children may have a loving extended family but if their parents don't nominate a testamentary guardian, it becomes a matter for the family court.

Caitlin Fitzsimmons One of the biggest reasons parents need a will has nothing to do with who gets their money if they die.

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Childcare is expensive, but not working costs more

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Georgina Dent The amount of money a working couple spends on childcare is eye-watering but there are benefits too.

New year, new me? Bollocks to that!

Melissa Browne Real change takes work, not just good intentions and a dash of hope.

How the Girl Guides are tackling financial inequality

Girl Guides learning financial literacy through the Guide Your Money program.

Nina Hendy The Girl Guides are launching a new set of financial literacy programs for girls and young women.

'Covert violence': The hidden cost of financial abuse

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Georgina Dent More than 15 per cent of women and 7 per cent of men have experienced economic abuse in their lifetimes, research shows.

We can all do more to close gender pay gap

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Mark Bouris Most Australians would be aware that there is a problem with gender and money. Or, more specifically, inequalities between men and women when it comes to both spending and earning.

How good policy can help women in retirement

Flexible work enables employees to juggle careers and parenthood.

Sarah Saunders How do women balance work and family and, at the end of it, still have enough to retire on, asks Sarah Saunders.

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