John Collett | Canberra Times
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Writes about personal finance for Fairfax Media, Sydney, Australia.

Yeates treads water to take lead as market slides

Yeates treads water to take lead as market slides

The market was up almost 1.5 per cent last week after the big sell-off of October, but this week the market resumed its slide, making it heavy going for our racers.

  • by John Collett

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Poor value sees younger people dropping private health insurance

Poor value sees younger people dropping private health insurance

Younger people are staying away from private health insurance in droves, putting pressure on the health system.

  • by John Collett
Sins of general insurers exposed

Sins of general insurers exposed

The royal commission spent a lot of time on life insurance, but general insurance companies aren't off the hook.

  • by John Collett
A new scheme lets you earn superannuation while you shop

A new scheme lets you earn superannuation while you shop

A scheme where at least 5 per cent or so of each dollar spent on everyday items goes directly into the members' super fund could catch on with other funds.

  • by John Collett
DIY super funds getting into Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

DIY super funds getting into Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Investing in digital currencies is moving beyond tech-savvy Millennials with more trustees of DIY super funds getting in on the action

  • by John Collett
Blines takes lead in Shares Race as lithium miners surge

Blines takes lead in Shares Race as lithium miners surge

Week two of the four-week Shares Race see the racers with exposure to lithium miners doing best.

  • by John Collett
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Revealed: bank royal commission rap sheets made public

Revealed: bank royal commission rap sheets made public

The big banks had to confess their sins to the Kenneth Hayne to guide his inquiry now those admissions have been released.

  • by Sarah Danckert, Clancy Yeates & John Collett
Sharemarkets' turmoil plays on investors' nerves

Sharemarkets' turmoil plays on investors' nerves

Investors and super fund members are right to be rattled by the volatility on sharemarkets.

  • by John Collett
ASX to look at fund managers' claims on AMP life insurance sale

ASX to look at fund managers' claims on AMP life insurance sale

Fund manager say AMP owes it to shareholders to have the proposed sale of it life insurance arm reviewed

  • by John Collett
Pritchard leads in new race after winning the last

Pritchard leads in new race after winning the last

Week one of the new Shares Race sees Richard Pritchard open-up a handy lead.

  • by John Collett
Solar batteries close, but not quite there yet for the typical family

Solar batteries close, but not quite there yet for the typical family

Solar panels will become as ubiquitous as the Hills Hoist clothes line, but questions remain over the economics of whether to add a solar battery.

  • by John Collett