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PLEASE YOURSELF

Clearing financial hurdles of the single life

Barbara Drury Singletons are on the rise. But there's a financial downside to independence. Follow these tips to avoid the poverty trap later in life.

RETIREMENT

Golden years not so golden

Nest egg: Many older workers are left out of pocket in retirement when their working lives are cut short.

John Collett Retirees are living longer than ever, yet many have their retirement saving plans derailed by unplanned redundancy or illness.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Changing jobs? Take time to cast a fresh eye over financial plans

Olivia Maragna Once you've found a new job, it is an ideal opportunity to review your entire financial plan.

EARLY RETIREMENT

Wish you were here?

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

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.

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: 

TAKE A BREAK

Millions of days off up for grabs

Holiday

Michelle Hutchison Australians wasted more than 58 million annual leave days last year- that's about a week each.

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YOUR QUESTIONS

How can my parents prepare for care?

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

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.

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.

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...

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.

PENSION PLANNING

Nothing to lose sleep over ... yet

Nathan Feiglin, 16, wants to own his own home eventually.

Alexandra Cain Generation Z - those born from the mid 1990s - might have a tougher time than previous generations building a nest egg.

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.

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE

Approaching 50? Don't panic, get planning

Money

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.

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?