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LAST REQUEST

Will wills still work as paper trail fades?

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.

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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PROBLEM SOLVING

How to make complaining work

Complaints.   Man yelling over the telephone.

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.

PLAN AHEAD

Consumers looking for advice they can trust

They look trustworthy - but how can you tell?

John Collett After the latest Fairfax Media revelations of dodgy advice at another major bank, investors must be wondering where they can get advice that they can trust.

NUMBER CRUNCHING

Nest-egg needs hard to calculate

Richard Livingston Retirement saving is often like the federal budget. We target a reasonable number and hope it works out.

GETTING STARTED

No need for panic - the economy isn't all that bad

David Potts All things considered, it isn't doing too badly. What's missing is confidence.

PARTNERSHIPS

Couples falling out of love with shared accounts

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David Potts The leap from wearing a ring to sharing a PIN is too far for a growing number of couples.

DEEP INTEREST

Can RBA resist the markets’ call for a cut?

Reserve Bank of Australia governer Glenn Stevens: Has anything else happened to nudge the Reserve since its last meeting two months ago? You name it.

David Potts Even if the Reserve Bank doesn't jump on Tuesday, interest rates are on the way down again.

Suddenly single? You'll cope

Take the helm: Kaia Hunter has been steering her own ship since her marriage floundered in 2007.

Sylvia Pennington How do you make the big financial decisions when death, divorce or relationship breakdown means that you’re flying solo?

FEES RELEASE ME

Education funds ease schooling headache

Educating  children can be a costly affair for parents.

John Collett Putting your child through school is an expensive business. Starting saving now is one option.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Are you guilty of financial infidelity?

Secrets and lies: Financial infidelity can be as destructive as any other betrayal of trust.

Olivia Maragna Keeping information from your partner could be seen as a betrayal.

WELL-HEELED

What you can do now to help get back to the beach sooner

There are ways to bring that permanent summer holiday of early retirement a little bit closer.

Melissa Browne Have the long hot days of summer given you a taste for relaxation? Fancy giving up work? Well you can't - not yet anyway.

DO IT YOURSELF

Create your own new job

Potential: There's a job in there waiting to blossom.

Barbara Drury In a world where traditional jobs are disappearing more Australians are turning to freelancing and self-employment out of necessity.

Meagre growth dulls outlook

Growth may be slow but at least we're not heading into another recession.

David Potts There won’t be a recession this year, but we’re all going to feel the squeeze.

BOURIS ON MONEY

Summer - time for a good think

Mark Bouris dinkus.

Mark Bouris The holidays are a good time to engage in some planning for 2015: the things you’d change, the things you’d do the same.

WELL-HEELED

Celebrate too soon and you'll blow it

Party plan: A good festive season strategy for your finances will give you something to celebrate come January 1.

Melissa Browne Don't spoil your good work this year by splurging over the festive season.

GOOD ADVICE

Need a reliable financial adviser? Do your homework and look online

John Collett There are reliable financial financial advisers out there. You just need to know where to look, writes John Collett.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Sharing with sister is too taxing

Sister act: Can I just transfer my half of the house to my sister? I'd rather give her $450 a year than the state revenue office!

George Cochrane We own equal shares in a house. What happens if I give her my half?