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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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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

Money

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.

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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Is private school worth it? Paying for kids' education

Cathy Filardo is seen helping her children, 13-year-old Siena and 5-year-old Massimo with their homework at home in Melbourne.

John Collett Cathy Filardo knows the value of a good education; she is, after all, a teacher.

Transition to retirement pensions retain appeal

Daryl Dixon The government plans to remove the tax-free status of all income received by transition to retirement funds from next July, but they still have some benefits.

My shares are being consolidated, is that fair?

George Cochrane Financial expert George Cochrane answers readers' questions.

Why we need guard rails for our financial life

Melissa Browne How do you place a financial guard rail? You become accountable, you put in place rules and boundaries.

Plumbing, planning and the curse of knowledge

Catherine Robson It's probably OK to go through life without knowing much about washer sizes, but financial management is a skill that all adults need.

How to be a power user of credit card rewards programs

American Express was independently rated by Choice and Mozo to have some of the best rewards programs.

Kate Jones Anthony Bianco maximises the rewards points for his credit card but diligently pays off the balance every month.

How to choose your first credit card

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Kate Jones Choosing your first credit card is equal parts daunting and exciting.

Should we use an inheritance to buy property in my spouse's name?

The Gold Coast – a sunny place for property people.

George Cochrane Financial expert George Cochrane answers readers' questions.

5 self-help books to help you master money

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Emma Vuletic Reading personal finance books helped Australian writer Emma Vuletic through a painful divorce in New York City.

Ask Noel: why getting below the $1.6m super threshold by June 30 is a timing issue

Noel Whittaker Financial expert Noel Whittaker answers readers' questions.

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.