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How to play Melbourne's falling house price market

How to play Melbourne's falling house price market

The era of cheap mortgages and rising prices is reversing. Property owners and would-be owners need to pay careful attention if they are not to be caught out.

  • by John Collett

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Dreaming of retiring in your 30s? You have a maths problem
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Superannuation

Dreaming of retiring in your 30s? You have a maths problem

Presenting this as a goal achievable to anyone prepared to live frugally and invest carefully looks like a sham. We do not quit our jobs as equals.

  • by Lionel Laurent
Weak Australian dollar puts travellers in a quandary
Australian dollar

Weak Australian dollar puts travellers in a quandary

Currency exchange rates are difficult to forecast, but most analysts reckon the Australian dollar will be weaker by the end of the year.

  • by John Collett
Ask Noel: Selling a house to pay off an aged care deposit
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Ask Noel: Selling a house to pay off an aged care deposit

Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker answers your questions.

  • by Noel Whittaker
The financial reality of parental leave for dads
Parental leave

The financial reality of parental leave for dads

When Rob Sturrock and his wife Julia were contemplating managing the care of their first baby in 2016, they were adamant they would approach it as a team.

  • by Georgina Dent
Doing the sums on a Trade Loan
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Doing the sums on a Trade Loan

Personal finance expert George Cochrane answers your questions.

  • by George Cochrane
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Think you’re smart with money? This test will tell
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Financial planning

Think you’re smart with money? This test will tell

For all the available advice on how to teach kids about money – and yes, from me too – there’s very little for parents who feel overwhelmed and at sea.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
'I paid my half in everything but I still get called a gold digger'
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Money & relationships

'I paid my half in everything but I still get called a gold digger'

This label "gold-digger" has haunted my relationship. I've never done anything to prompt this judgment; my crime was merely that I was poorer than my partner.

  • by Jess Gately
Super strategies for couples to pass on their nest egg
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Super strategies for couples to pass on their nest egg

Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker answers your questions.

  • by Noel Whittaker
Meet Generation Careful: how Gen Z is saving hard and avoiding debt
Gen Z

Meet Generation Careful: how Gen Z is saving hard and avoiding debt

Australia is home to more than 4.5 million Generation Z, those born between 1995 and 2009. How are they shaping up financially?

  • by Sylvia Pennington
Your Questions: Trouble with overseas pensions
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Pension

Your Questions: Trouble with overseas pensions

Personal finance expert George Cochrane answers your questions.

  • by George Cochrane