Banking Institutions

What's the go with debt managers?

George Cochrane 'Debt solutions' all sound too good to be true. Are there other cheaper, safer options?

INSIGHT

Insurers are getting away with gouging

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Clancy Yeates Don't automatically pay your annual bill. Shop around for a better deal and start with your present insurer.

GETTING STARTED

Why we all need to give a damn about the less well off

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Penny Pryor Helping break the poverty trap for people with small interest-free loans, will benefit the whole country in the long run.

INSIGHT

Households' wealth all tied up in banks' fortunes

Clancy Yeates Bank bashing may be a favourite sport for many, but households have never had such a large portion of their wealth tied up in the industry.

INSIGHT

Service industries offer hope for jobs

Clancy Yeates Although jobs are being lost in fields like manufacturing, in other sectors they are being created.

CARD CALMING

Need-to-spend ways can be nipped in bud

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Christine Long If you need to break the credit card habit, here are some debt-defying tips to help you along.

RESOLUTIONS

A bit of resolve can turn wishful thinking into savings success

Christine Long Feeling the need for a double shot of determination to make your New Year's resolutions stick? You're not the only one.

INSIGHT

Light at the end of the tunnel for savers

Clancy Yeates You wouldn't guess it but almost two-thirds of households don't have a mortgage.

YOUNG MONEY

When kids make money

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Sylvia Pennington Talented kids can make a fair bit of money. But who is responsible for making their earnings grow?

ASK NOEL

Benefit to paying mortgage fortnightly

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Noel Whittaker It's a quick way to pay off the loan faster - and you probably won't even notice you're doing it.

BALANCE TRANSFERS

Forget loyalty - card switching can help you get on top of debt

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Christine Long Need some breathing space from heavy interest charges on your credit card debts? A balance transfer deal could be the answer.

GETTING STARTED

Interest news good for lenders, not so for savers

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David Potts Always one for jumping ahead of itself, the market has decided interest rates will rise next year.

INSIGHT

Home loan payments provide a buffer

Deal to the mortgage.

Clancy Yeates With interest rates at record lows, households are taking the chance to get ahead on their mortgages.

SECOND JOB

It's a handy little top-up

A handy little top-up.

Christine Long Feeling the pinch? Getting a bit on the side could be exactly the boost your bank account needs.

SAVING

Put fees back in your pocket

David Potts There are firms out there whose purpose is to help you claim back fees and commissions.

GETTING STARTED

Rate rises unlikely to benefit deposits

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David Potts How can the market be so sure rates will rise next year? Easy.

SAVING

Smart new-year savers keep big picture in focus

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Brett Graff Striving to achieve a set of goals is all very well, but it may mean missing out on other cash-saving opportunities.

Grab a coffee and let the taxman pay

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David Potts As a reader tweeted, Thriftober is a great idea but what about the other 334 days?

SAVING

Get your money working for you

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David Potts Money makes money when it is reinvested whether through a superannuation account, holding a share portfolio or property investments.

SAVING

Good percentages as banks go hybrid

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David Potts Rates for savers have stopped falling and the banks are even offering something on the side.