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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

SUPER SPECIAL

How to boost a windfall

Where should you park your spare cash?

In the lead-up to next week's federal budget there has been much talk about raising the retirement age, which the Government has confirmed will be lifted to 70 by 2035, and the inadequacy of the...

What Mum taught me

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Sylvia Pennington These well-known Australians have done well, in part thanks to a mother who instilled basic money sense.

Now featuring the Hockey Horror Show

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David Potts You think the federal budget was brutal? Wait till you see what's coming.

YOUR QUESTIONS

A volunteer's tax conundrum

Your Questions dinkus

George Cochrane Am I entitled to claim deductible personal super contributions?

BUDGET

Ask not what the Treasurer can do for you

You might need to maintain your own lifestyle.

Melissa Browne The federal budget is not about how the government can maintain your lifestyle.

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YOUR QUESTIONS

A grand $3 million financial plan

A grand financial plan.

George Cochrane The family home can be sold within two years of death without any capital gains tax.

GDP lift points to resilient economy

David Potts Ignore the doomsayers, the Australian economy is doing just fine.

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?

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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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

David Potts dinkus.

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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