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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ASK NOEL

Reducing investment risk in volatile times

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Noel Whittaker Noel Whittaker answers a reader's question about whether to opt for a lower-risk option for superannuation to ride out the volatile times.

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.

EDUCATION

How to save for your kids' education

Marcelle Gomez and her husband Christian are saving so they have options when 15-month-old Cruz hits high school.

John Collett Education costs are rising faster than inflation, so if you want choices about schools for your children, you need to plan ahead.

ASK NOEL

'I'm 60, divorced, and I lost my job – help!'

Noel Whittaker Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker answers readers' questions.

WELL HEELED

Tackle suffering up front when setting goals

Melissa Browne Are we destined not to change or can we salvage our goals made for 2016? The short answer is yes and no.

AGED CARE

Residential aged care: how can I afford it?

People must decide whether to keep their home or sell it when they move into residential aged care.

Bina Brown A guide to the different options of residential aged care and what you can expect to pay.

How to have a conversation about aged care

Bina Brown January is when many families confront the need for aged care, after spending time together over Christmas.

How to retire overseas

James and Evelyn

Kate Cowling Leaving the beach gets harder every year. But if you're over 60, maybe you don't have to.

SUPER & FUNDS

Retirement calculators mislead super fund members

The online calculators on some super funds' websites are shoddy.

John Collett Some of the retirement calculators on the websites of the largest super funds are misleading fund members.