Career

HEALTH YOUR WEALTH

Your health is your wealth

Alexandra Cain Which private health funds give the best rebates?

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.

DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL

Mind your money manners

Don't ask, don't tell...

Sylvia Pennington Despite our love of sharing on social media, one topic is still taboo.

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YOUR QUESTIONS

Embracing more risk?

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George Cochrane Should I salary sacrifice to bolster my superannuation or should I be purchasing property?

FINANCIAL ADVICE

Back to the future with FoFA loophole

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David Potts The only burning in Tony Abbott's bonfire of the vanities of governments past will be that of consumers.

CHIN UP

We are still the lucky country

Are we really that hard done by?

Penny Pryor Get out of the crisis funk: Employment is up, and so is retail spending.

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ASK NOEL

Investing to pay for university

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Noel Whittaker How can we turn $30,000 into more than $150,000 within 18 to 20 years to pay for our child's university?

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

FOFA tinkering in best interest of ordinary investors

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Richard Livingston Don't believe the fear mongering – the proposed changes to financial advice laws could save you thousands.

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GETTING STARTED

Study big picture not bottom line

Gareth Hutchens What is the state of Australian employment? Not that great, but it's not that bad either.

ASK NOEL

Should old cars count as assets in pension sums?

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Noel Whittaker Why is Centrelink including our two old cars and small boat when assessing our pension eligibility?

PLANNING

Passing the baton

Last will and testament

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

GETTING STARTED

Statistics back the worriers

David Potts Property prices are carrying on regardless but it's a moot point whether they're creating more confidence or are a product of it.

RESOLUTIONS

A bit of resolve can turn wishful thinking into savings success

Christine Long Feeling the need for a double shot of determination to make your New Year's resolutions stick? You're not the only one.

SOLAR POWER

Can you ever make cash off a hot tin roof?

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Adam Courtenay Success with solar energy isn't as simple - or as lucrative - as it once was.

YOUNG MONEY

When kids make money

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Sylvia Pennington Talented kids can make a fair bit of money. But who is responsible for making their earnings grow?

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.

WEALTH

Not so lucky for many of us

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Penny Pryor Are we really the richest nation in the world? And even if we are, how fairly is that wealth distributed?

ASK NOEL

Adding to shares a wiser investment

Ask Noel

Noel Whittaker I am a single parent in my 30s with one child. Should I save for an investment property or beef up my share portfolio?

ASK NOEL

Healthy income needs protection

Noel Whittaker I enjoy my job but want the option of retiring at 55. Should I continue with my current plans, or could you suggest a different strategy?

GETTING SETTLED

Could you manage it all by yourself?

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Sylvia Pennington Buying an investment property isn't the end of the story. You need to manage it and that can, sometimes, be very tricky.

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