Suddenly single? You'll cope

Take the helm: Kaia Hunter has been steering her own ship since her marriage floundered in 2007.

Sylvia Pennington How do you make the big financial decisions when death, divorce or relationship breakdown means that you’re flying solo?


Can RBA resist the markets’ call for a cut?

Reserve Bank of Australia governer Glenn Stevens: Has anything else happened to nudge the Reserve since its last meeting two months ago? You name it.

David Potts Even if the Reserve Bank doesn't jump on Tuesday, interest rates are on the way down again.


Will wills still work as paper trail fades?

Web life: With people spending so much of their time online, it is worth considering what should happen to your digital assets and accounts after you die.

Emily Chantiri Most of us manage our personal finances online. It's very convenient for us, but how easy will it be for our executors?


Six ways to make your money work as hard as you do


Scott Phillips You've worked hard to earn it, so don't let your money put its feet up - give it a job to do.

Hard to get work in the 'lucky country'

Getting here is one thing, finding work to support a family is another.

Michelle Hutchison Newcomers to Australia say finding work is the most difficult part about living here.

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How to make complaining work

Complaints.   Man yelling over the telephone.

Christine Long Nobody likes to be a whinger. But when bad things happen you have to be able to complain - and get results.


Economy struggling to generate enough work

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Clancy Yeates There are few clearer signs of Australia's patchy economy than the labour market.


What you can do now to help get back to the beach sooner

There are ways to bring that permanent summer holiday of early retirement a little bit closer.

Melissa Browne Have the long hot days of summer given you a taste for relaxation? Fancy giving up work? Well you can't - not yet anyway.


Create your own new job

Potential: There's a job in there waiting to blossom.

Barbara Drury In a world where traditional jobs are disappearing more Australians are turning to freelancing and self-employment out of necessity.

Meagre growth dulls outlook

Growth may be slow but at least we're not heading into another recession.

David Potts There won’t be a recession this year, but we’re all going to feel the squeeze.


Are you guilty of financial infidelity?

Secrets and lies: Financial infidelity can be as destructive as any other betrayal of trust.

Olivia Maragna Keeping information from your partner could be seen as a betrayal.


Sometimes the personal touch is best

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Mark Bouris For most people there's still a divide between the ease of technology and the need for advice.


Belts tighten as pay rises grind to a halt

Clancy Yeates Slow wage growth and a rising unemployment rate show how soft things are in the labour market.


Independent investors to pay a FOFA price

Alter the rules: Rearrange the costs.

Richard Livingston If you’re seeking genuine advice on your terms you will pay the price for the failure of the Coalition's FOFA changes..


Plan ahead, but not too far ahead

Plan ahead: But not too far ahead.

George Cochrane We have two kids, a home, plus rental properties in the CBD and the suburbs. We have plenty of ideas for the future, but which one is best?


Summer - time for a good think

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Mark Bouris The holidays are a good time to engage in some planning for 2015: the things you’d change, the things you’d do the same.


Celebrate too soon and you'll blow it

Party plan: A good festive season strategy for your finances will give you something to celebrate come January 1.

Melissa Browne Don't spoil your good work this year by splurging over the festive season.


Need a reliable financial adviser? Do your homework and look online

John Collett There are reliable financial financial advisers out there. You just need to know where to look, writes John Collett.


Millions of days off up for grabs


Michelle Hutchison Australians wasted more than 58 million annual leave days last year- that's about a week each.

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Why you need to make a will

No rush: Hadley Allchurch, right, says making a will for wife Sarah and daughter Hayley would make him feel very old.

Kate Jones It's the morbid conversation no one wants to have, the plan no one wants to make.