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PLAN AHEAD

Which iPhone 6s plan will work best for you?

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

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.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Your Questions: why doesn't Centrelink reduce paperwork?

Too much mess can lower your productivity - but so can not enough clutter.

George Cochrane Money expert George Cochrane answers personal finance questions from readers.

RETIRE RIGHT

Retire Right: how to start planning for retirement

There are calculators to help you determine how much you need to save for retirement.

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon The upside of headlines screaming "too poor to retire" and persistent talk about more changes to superannuation is that they make you think about the future.

Budget, election and possible rate cut mean months of uncertainty

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Treasurer Scott Morrison will have some surprises in Tuesday's budget.

John Collett Tuesday's budget is unlikely to resolve uncertainty and lift consumer confidence.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Your Questions: Is real estate the best way to preserve capital in retirement?

What is the best way to preserve capital for self-funded retirement?

George Cochrane Financial expert George Cochrane answers personal finance questions from readers.

Live within your means: budget brilliantly

Ernest Chunge with his wife Fiona Copeman and baby Charles.

Barbara Drury Governments of all persuasions are fond of comparing the federal budget with the humble household budget and exhorting us to live within our means.

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SUPER & FUNDS

Australians dream of early retirement but can't afford it

John Collett

John Collett More Australians want to retire early than just about any other nationality, but we are also less likely to afford it.

RELATIONSHIPS

He says buy, she says sell: couples with different money mindsets

Kate Jones Sharing the savings isn't a marriage vow, but many couples know it's on the cards.

YOUR QUESTIONS

How to recover a family loan in a divorce

Family loans can become problematic in the case of divorce.

George Cochrane A reader asks how she can recover a housing loan to her daughter, now that divorce is on the cards and her soon to be former son-in-law is claiming it is a gift.

BOURIS ON MONEY

A financial roadmap to love's journey

Mark Bouris It's Valentine's Day, so let's talk about love and money.

YOUR QUESTIONS

What to do with an inheritance

George Cochrane George Cochrane answers readers' questions.

STARTING OVER

What people learn from going bankrupt

Julie Ann Cairns went to the brink of bankruptcy.

Christine Long Thousands of Australians go bankrupt every year, and it's a life-changing experience for many.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Get rich by talking about yourself in the third person

Catherine Robson Talking to yourself in the third person can help you make better financial decisions.

ASK NOEL

Noel Whittaker explains annuities

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Noel Whittaker Noel Whittaker answers a reader's question about how annuities work.

YOUR QUESTIONS

How to optimise super in your 60s

Couples need to do their retirement planning together.

George Cochrane Buying property for a SMSF is questionable when people are close to retirement age.