Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon | Canberra Times
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Financial educator, commentator and author, as well as a qualified financial adviser and stockbroker.

Here’s how to level the ‘paying’ field

Here’s how to level the ‘paying’ field

Gender pay gap plus childcare could put a big dent in your super.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon

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By Royal decree: Five new consumer no-nos in the new banking world

By Royal decree: Five new consumer no-nos in the new banking world

Here are the newly bad banking behaviours to avoid if you want to take advantage of the brave new wealth world.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
A bitter taste from Groupon food

A bitter taste from Groupon food

An early expiration date on a gift voucher leaves one reader with a hole in her pocket and no food on the table.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Think you have three years to use a gift card? You don’t

Think you have three years to use a gift card? You don’t

Gift card regulation is a mess, with many Australians at a significant risk of cash loss.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
How three years in the UK can snare you a 30-year British pension

How three years in the UK can snare you a 30-year British pension

Aussies who’ve worked in the UK for three years can get 30 years of pension.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Why you can now have a mortgage or a credit card… but not both

Why you can now have a mortgage or a credit card… but not both

New rule changes could have the unintended consequence of forcing an irreversible choice

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
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The cheapest ways to pay the average $1325 Christmas cost
Opinion

The cheapest ways to pay the average $1325 Christmas cost

Some Aussies will still be in debt from last Christmas, next Christmas.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
A holiday tipple could void your travel insurance
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A holiday tipple could void your travel insurance

Even one or two drinks could be an excuse for insurers to get out of paying, writes personal finance expert Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
A little Christmas spending could harm your chances of a home loan
Opinion

A little Christmas spending could harm your chances of a home loan

The two moves that mean the difference between loan approval and rejection

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Caught short by switch in income protection cover
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Caught short by switch in income protection cover

Personal finance expert Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon answers your questions.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
I take my kids out of school for holidays. This is why
Opinion

I take my kids out of school for holidays. This is why

Australia’s favourite holiday destinations cost 54 per cent more at Christmas.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon