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RETIRE RIGHT

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

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

PLAN AHEAD

Which iPhone 6s plan will work best for you?

The iPhone 6s goes on sale this Friday.

John Collett Use a lot of data? The telcos have a plan to suit you - and your new iPhone.

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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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LAST REQUEST

Will wills still work as paper trail fades?

Web life: With people spending so much of their time online, it is worth considering what should happen to your digital assets and accounts after you die.

Emily Chantiri Most of us manage our personal finances online. It's very convenient for us, but how easy will it be for our executors?

THE MOTLEY FOOL

Six ways to make your money work as hard as you do

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Scott Phillips You've worked hard to earn it, so don't let your money put its feet up - give it a job to do.

PROBLEM SOLVING

How to make complaining work

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Christine Long Nobody likes to be a whinger. But when bad things happen you have to be able to complain - and get results.

INSIGHT

Economy struggling to generate enough work

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Clancy Yeates There are few clearer signs of Australia's patchy economy than the labour market.

The 10 biggest money mistakes

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon If you're smart, over your lifetime a deliberate trickle of "me" money will become a big personal pool of cash – which you can then happily splash.

Retirees are burning capital to qualify for a part age pension

Daryl Dixon While older retirees may be reluctant to dissipate large amounts of capital to retain their previous pension entitlement, the investment returns now provide compelling reasons to do so.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Before you retire, your best investment is yourself

George Cochrane Financial expert George Cochrane answers readers' questions.

Why retirees need their adult children to buy insurance

Noel Whittaker Getting your adult children to take out sufficient insurance is an important and emotive matter, and one that is never over in a single conversation.

Is $1 million enough to retire on?

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Noel Whittaker It's a tricky question and certainly a topical one, judging by the emails I received after a recent column.

Is the government being fair here?

A reader asks how the government is able to

George Cochrane The government is quick to point out instances of "double dipping," so how can it get away with it?

Growing tribe of digital nomads works from anywhere

Amanda Cordner, 30, started her boutique marketing agency in order to be location independent.

Christine Long Amanda Cordner runs her boutique marketing agency from wherever she happens to be – currently Cairns.

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The role of luck in success and investing

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons Luck is a much underrated force in life and finances.

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Retirement planning when the goal posts keep moving

Centrelink's assets test includes all assets, including boats.

George Cochrane Financial expert George Cochrane answers readers' questions.

MIND OVER MONEY

Is it ethical to treat your children differently in your will?

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons Disputes and ruffled feathers over inheritance are common, because it's nearly always about love and rejection as well as money.

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Redundancy survival guide – get what you're owed and prepare for reinvention

Adrian Boniciolli worked for Xerox for 10 years before being made redundant and starting his own business.

Alan Hartstein How to ensure your redundancy package is fair and make the money last while you reinvent yourself for the next job.

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Treasury's top secret incoming government brief revealed...sort of

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Jessica Irvine Dear Malcolm, you've inherited an economic outlook as delicately balanced as your parliament. Here's what to expect.

ASK NOEL

Ask Noel: will my children pay tax on their inheritance?

Noel Whittaker Financial expert Noel Whittaker answers questions from readers.