Michelle Hutchison Newcomers to Australia say finding work is the most difficult part about living here.
Clancy Yeates There are few clearer signs of Australia's patchy economy than the labour market.
Christine Long Nobody likes to be a whinger. But when bad things happen you have to be able to complain - and get results.
Emily Chantiri Could you retire in your 50s? You'll have to be disciplined.
John Collett Seek and thou shalt find, though you do need to be extra diligent given the flawed history of the sector.
TIP OF THE WEEK
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.
PLANNING FOR CHANGE
Christine Long If you know some important changes are just around the corner, it pays to get your finances in order first.
David Wilson On paper, it seems ridiculous. You send some money via electronic banking and the transaction apparently goes into limbo.
Tom Chivers The Germans have proposed an ''anti-stress'' law that would ban work emails after hours.
Barbara Drury If your finances are a blur and you experience constant pain in your hip pocket, then it's not a health check you need but a wealth check.
Melissa Browne Bad eating patterns can be hard to break. The same is true of the way we spend and save.
Kate Jones It's the morbid conversation no one wants to have, the plan no one wants to make.
George Cochrane They are in good health, but obviously at their age, anything can happen.
Sylvia Pennington With city house prices soaring many of us are looking further afield. But is the price too high?
John Collett Study your own finances and the advice industry before turning to an ‘expert’.
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...
TAKE A BREAK
Michelle Hutchison Australians wasted more than 58 million annual leave days last year- that's about a week each.
Sylvia Pennington Getting away from abusive situations is hard, getting back on your feet financially can be harder still.
Penny Pryor The CBA controversy has again revealed the difficulties of a commission-based remuneration system .
Barbara Drury Thinking about aged care? Selling the family home to pay for a bond may not be the only solution.