Residential Property


Smart investment or just a money pit?

David Potts Thinking of buying a beach shack or a hideaway in the hills? Take a breath – you could end up with a whole heap of hassle.


Property investment is all about choices

Choices are crucial

Max Newnham The success or failure of investing in property is all about the decisions you make.


Australian gold producers benefit from price rebound and weaker dollar

Gold, fingers: Northern Star's profit margins have gone from somewhere between 0 and $50 an ounce to $250 an ounce.

Richard Hemming With the gold price rebounding from its lows and the dollar weaker, smaller gold producers are running hot.


Stark warning: Winter is coming, prepare for the worst

Scott Phillips As sure as night follows day, busts have followed booms since time immemorial. So are you ready for the next recession?


Stick or twist? The smart move is to sit tight

Better to take the losses in order to win big when things improve.

Sally Patten If the going gets rough, investors should remember one of the key lessons from the GFC.


Predictable predictions for 2015

Time for a bit of foresight for 2015.

Marcus Padley The great thing about the stock market at the end of the year is that you can look back and see everything that you should have known.

Bargain holiday properties are out there if you want them

It doesn't have to be a run-down hut. Most cheap places just require work on the bathroom and kitchen.

Kate Jones There are holiday properties for less than $200,000. It’s just a matter of scouting them out.


Auction joy from barn finds and tinpot toys


James Cockington What sells and what doesn't remains a mystery that tantalises even the auction experts.


More than one way to strike it rich

Save or splurge: The road to investment property success can take many turns.

Kate Jones There's a number of paths to success in property investing. But which will bring the biggest rewards?


The best ways to lose money

Richard Livingston Often regarded as the world's most successful investor, Warren Buffett says the first rule of making money is never to lose money.


Lose weight, stop smoking, invest in yourself

Kick it in the butt: Stop smoking and start saving.

Scott Phillips It's time to forget your bad old habits and start living your financial life more healthily. Here's how.


Wind me up and watch me go

Stephen Crafti They were made to amuse children but many adults will pay silly money for vintage tin toys.

Sunday Money Data Service

See how Australia's biggest listed companies performed this week


Dentist a big hit with the radio set

Peter Sheridan poses with his Art Deco radio collection at his home in Elizabeth Bay.

James Cockington Sydney dentist Peter Sheridan has a collection of art deco radios that is regarded as the best in the world. So good is it that the Emir of Qatar recently offered to buy it all. Sheridan refused.

Sunday Money Data Service

See how Australia's biggest listed companies performed this week


Getting cash to work harder

Mark Bouris You may have missed it, but on Tuesday the RBA kept interest rates on hold. Again


Big banks are far from bulletproof

Clancy Yeates It's important to remember that the big four would not escape a severe economic slump unscathed.

Don't create a renovation disaster for your SMSF

Check first: Renovations using SMSF funds must comply with the law.

Monica Rule The law is quite strict on what you can and cannot do with properties involving SMSF funds

Discover smart ways to buy art

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Christine Long Getting a start in buying art doesn’t have to mean having the big bucks at the ready. If you’re determined, there are ways to make it accessible.