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.
David Wilson The average savings accounts now only offer moderate to measly interest. The going rate hovers at about 3 per cent – unimpressive bang for buck.
Nina Hendy Women need to rid themselves of the 'Cinderella complex' and take control of their financial future.
Clancy Yeates Until recently, Australians seemed determined to spend more on credit cards, despite the well-known disadvantages of doing so.
Barbara Drury The summer holidays are a time to kick back and relax, but they are also a perfect opportunity to ponder the future and make some New Year's resolutions.
Chris Zappone More than half of households are cash-strapped at the end of the month despite the higher pace of savings in Australia.
Annette Sampson While Australians are saving more, almost half of the working population only have one months' savings or less in the bank to tide them over if something goes wrong.
Banks have been wooing depositors since the global financial crisis made the wholesale market an expensive place to source funds.
Michelle Griffin Rosemary White didn't think she could ever save any money.
Clancy Yeates Banks are complaining that a tax break for bank deposits is too complex and unlikely to trigger a meaningful change in saving habits.
Insight When the biggest asset many people own is their home, a sluggish property market tends to take a nasty toll on household wealth.
Quirky Investments Thrift would appear to be an outdated concept in these days when money is well and truly spent before it registers in your online deposit box.
Barbara Drury When it comes to analysing the state of Australian relationships, forget the bedroom. The revealing behaviour takes place behind closed bank accounts.
John Kavanagh Travellers must watch out for excessive fees and charges when exchanging currencies.
THE US dollar has risen to its highest level against the euro since early October.
Bina Brown Most of us don't value our most important asset.
Lesley Parker Debt-wary consumers are opting for the plastic that keeps repayments firmly in their minds.
By John Kavanagh Rental yields are improving and banks are offering innovative loan options.
By Lesley Parker A campaign to force telcos to lift their game has met with decidedly mixed results.