Christine Long If you want to avoid the financial blues after your summer break, adopt these simple strategies to cut down on spending
Emily Chantiri Sooner or later you may need to dip into funds for an unexpected emergency. The ideal is to save six months' salary.
David Potts Rates are falling on term deposits but rising on fixed home loans, a lose-lose situation if ever there were one.
David Potts Rates for savers have stopped falling and the banks are even offering something on the side.
David Potts Money makes money when it is reinvested whether through a superannuation account, holding a share portfolio or property investments.
David Potts How can the market be so sure rates will rise next year? Easy.
David Potts As a reader tweeted, Thriftober is a great idea but what about the other 334 days?
Emily Chantiri If you have a short-term saving plan there are a few options to help make the most of your money.
Sylvia Pennington The term 'bill shock' was coined to describe the reaction that follows an unexpectedly high mobile phone bill, often due to stiff roaming charges or over-use of data applications.
Rebecca Glenn Pioneering Australian study finds women tend to see their earnings as the "family money' and see a man's money as his own.
NOEL WHITTAKER Centrelink uses the deeming rules when assessing eligibility for the age pension under the income test.
WORK IT OUT
Christine Long Understanding the terms of a gym membership means you can avoid the traps if you opt to walk away.
Clancy Yeates When confidence is building in the property market, as it has been lately, it can be easy to get swept up in the hype.
Nina Hendy The only way to get off the treadmill of living from one pay packet to the next is to commit to a household budget.
John Kavanagh A new type of savings account starting to appear in the banking market will give people more options when it comes to organising their savings.
Clancy Yeates Which type of savings accounts pay the best returns? Until recently, term deposits tended to offer the best deal for savers.
Penny Pryor Changes to privacy laws to be introduced in March 2014 mean paying your bills late could seriously damage your credit rating.
Nina Hendy Women need to rid themselves of the 'Cinderella complex' and take control of their financial future.
Sylvia Pennington Teens need their own money but how can they earn it, and how can parents help them make the right decision?
Clancy Yeates Until recently, Australians seemed determined to spend more on credit cards, despite the well-known disadvantages of doing so.