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Caitlin Fitzsimmons edits the Money section for SMH and The Age and writes columns about life, money and work. She is based in our Sydney newsroom.

Australia is safer than it used to be but family violence persists
Analysis

Australia is safer than it used to be but family violence persists

You're less likely to be robbed than in the 1990s, but the situation with violent crime is less clear.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons

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'It's our version of the GFC': warning on looming interest-only crisis

'It's our version of the GFC': warning on looming interest-only crisis

Australia’s version of the sub-prime crisis that ushered in the GFC could arise from the expiry of interest-only loans over the next few years.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons & Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
'It's changed tremendously': Sydney restaurateurs on the chef's life

'It's changed tremendously': Sydney restaurateurs on the chef's life

The culture of "yelling and screaming" and 80-90 hour weeks for a flat wage is the old guard. The new guard are doing things differently.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Sydney craft breweries to operate as bars

Sydney craft breweries to operate as bars

The inner west in Sydney could well be the craft beer capital of Australia, with 13 micro-breweries in the area.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
'Everyone was against me before I started': Stephanie's harassment hell

'Everyone was against me before I started': Stephanie's harassment hell

One extreme troll was convinced Stephanie Bendixsen was a 'secret lesbian predator' when she landed a career-defining TV role.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Why the school day should start later
Opinion

Why the school day should start later

A later school day would ensure children and teenagers get enough sleep - and parents like me would be happier and less stressed.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
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Stake launches app for low-cost investing in US shares
Analysis

Stake launches app for low-cost investing in US shares

Online investing in international shares can be expensive and cumbersome, but Stake aims to change that.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Nine out of 10 DIY super funds based on poor financial advice

Nine out of 10 DIY super funds based on poor financial advice

The corporate regulator has fired a broadside at the $697 billion self-managed super industry.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Are personality tests like Myers-Briggs just corporate astrology?
Opinion

Are personality tests like Myers-Briggs just corporate astrology?

Chances are most of you have taken one of the hundreds of personality tests on the market.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Serious tax debates need more than vested interests muttering darkly
Opinion

Serious tax debates need more than vested interests muttering darkly

This week’s intervention over Labor's tax policy on share dividends was extraordinary, even by the standards of politics-as-usual.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
It's a matter of digital life and death
Opinion

It's a matter of digital life and death

The law is still playing catch-up when it comes to our virtual assets, but I'm ditching digital clutter for the sake of my loved ones.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons