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What it's really like to be an Uber driver
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What it's really like to be an Uber driver

I’m a 51-year-old married father of three, living at Sydney’s Hornsby Heights, and I’ve been a full-time Uber driver for over two and a half years.

  • by Patrick Carr as told to Rosamund Burton

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'It's becoming too much': How to simplify an SMSF set-up
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'It's becoming too much': How to simplify an SMSF set-up

Personal finance expert George Cochrane answers your questions.

  • by George Cochrane
What to do when teens and tweens' online habits blow the family budget
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What to do when teens and tweens' online habits blow the family budget

More than half of Australian parents of tweens and teens have covered the bill for unapproved online spending.

  • by Georgina Dent
Bank offset accounts safer than non-bank lenders but there's a limit
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Bank offset accounts safer than non-bank lenders but there's a limit

Personal finance expert Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon answers a question about how the government guarantee of $250,000 applies to an offset account.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Ask Noel: how 'modest' $1.8m home will affect aged care, pension
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Ask Noel: how 'modest' $1.8m home will affect aged care, pension

Personal finance expert Noel Whittaker answers your questions.

  • by Noel Whittaker
Sad about your kids going off to uni? You won’t be for long
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Sad about your kids going off to uni? You won’t be for long

There are plenty of opportunities, and a few risks, to think about when your kids leave home.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
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Ask Noel: Save for a home I can buy now, or save more for later?
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Ask Noel: Save for a home I can buy now, or save more for later?

Our expert explores the pros and cons of buying an affordable property now or saving for a larger deposit for a more expensive property in the future.

  • by Noel Whittaker
Blatant currency exchange rip-offs under official scrutiny
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Blatant currency exchange rip-offs under official scrutiny

An official inquiry into foreign currency services is likely to means better deals but consumers will still need to shop around.

  • by John Collett
New car myths leave many out of pocket
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New car myths leave many out of pocket

Many people, especially young adults, buy new cars on finance without realising how soon they depreciate in value.

  • by John Collett
How growing up poor can make you a spendthrift
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How growing up poor can make you a spendthrift

Research suggests the stress of growing up in poverty can shrink the brain – especially for young children.

  • by Georgina Dent
Are we on track for early retirement?
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Are we on track for early retirement?

Personal finance expert George Cochrane answers your questions.

  • by George Cochrane