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How to cure yourself of acting like Carrie from Sex in the City

Melissa Browne Hands up who wanted to be Carrie from Sex and the City when they grew up?

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'We built our own home on the disability pension'

Liz Hall-Downs is among the 13 per cent of disability pensioners to own a home either outright or with a mortgage.

Liz Hall-Downs It took more than a decade to build but the couple have achieved their dream of home ownership.

'I'm spending my inheritance trying to find my biological family'

Gabriella Munoz will travel to Mexico to try to find her biological family, along with husband Cesar Albarran-Torres, son David (2) and daughter Isabel (9 months).

Gabriella Munoz The search for my biological family will make us postpone the plans to buy our dream home.

'My NAB Traveller Card let me down in LA'

Elana Benjamin went on the holiday in the USA and her NAB Traveller card didn't work.

Elana Benjamin Difficulties with a travel debit card don't make for a happy customer.

'Giving up drinking saved me $4000 a year'

Kate Robertson

Kate Robertson When I was forced to quit alcohol because of long-term medication, I was not very impressed.

Budget 2017: Bank levy means home owners should shop around

If the bank levy drives up mortgage costs, home owners should consider refinancing.

Mark Bouris The budget came and went – so what was in it for you?

Tracking spending helps you save money by highlighting cost of little things

Getting on track with spending is the first step to a better financial future,

John Collett Little things such as one or two takeaway coffees a day can add up surprisingly quickly.

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Meet the couple who bought their house with cash and other fanatical savers

Monique Kinerson with her partner and child, outside the house they bought with cash.

Nina Hendy These Australians paid for their house in cash and have two years of wages in the bank.

Do your kids get too many presents? There's an app for that


Caitlin Fitzsimmons Three out of four Australians believe they are overspending on their kids by hundreds of dollars each month. And then there's the gifts.

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Financial freedom through frugality

Save money by shopping your pantry first, and avoiding pre-packaged food.

Catherine Robson How to get rich, happy and save the world.


15 things to do by 30 to create a better life after 60

Young adults can do things now that will improve their financial future

John Collett Your 20s are the time to set in place some basics that will help set you up for a brighter financial future.

How to save on Easter spending

To save money, Simone Plaza and her family are having a camping holiday this Easter.

John Collett Don't let the Easter bunny eat all your savings.

Life's simple pleasures will make you rich

Camping can be a great way to relax – and a cheap holiday.

Caitlin Fitzsimmons How to escape FOMO, YOLO spending and envy.

Valentine's Day? Bah, humbug!

Come Valentine's Day, florists spruik long-stem roses grown in the Andes in South America.

Caitlin Fitzsimmons Let's be honest, there'll be a lot of obligation spending for couples this week. Roughly $100 per person.

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Sarah Silverman's take on fart jokes applies to money

Comedian Sarah Silverman understands that scarcity sells.

Catherine Robson The comedian can teach us something in terms of restraint.

How phone companies trick you into spending more

Apple sells two models of the iPhone 6s so think about which is the best investment for you.

Angus Kidman In the market for a new phone? You'll need your wits about you.

Warning signs you're in financial strife

Denise Cullen If the festive season has left you feeling financially worse for wear, you're not alone.

Collecting experiences beats accumulating stuff for value for money

Enrolling in a cooking class on Thai cuisine highlights a personal enjoyment in Thai food and the desire the learn how to cook it well.

Catherine Robson When it comes to spending money, we want the biggest bang for our buck.

The eight rules to lose weight and make money

Lifestyle changes need to be permanent for long-term success.

Noel Whittaker Most New Year's resolutions involve losing weight and gaining wealth, and you are probably battling both as the weight stays on and the credit card bills start arriving.

Six money tips from someone who saved $1 million by age 30

Years of living frugally and finding ways to make extra cash helped Sabatier meet his savings goal. But then last year he made a costly mistake: he got comfortable.

Jonnelle Marte After college, Grant Sabatier was unemployed, broke and living with his parents. Here's how he reached his goal of saving $US1 million ($1.3 million) by age 30.