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How much mortgage stress is in your postcode?

How much mortgage stress is in your postcode?

Interest rates can only go up, which will make life harder for most Canberrans. Here's how 'stressed' each part of the ACT is.

  • by Han Nguyen

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Payday loans: our hidden debt crisis
Opinion
Opinion

Payday loans: our hidden debt crisis

Politicians should stop fighting among themselves and start fighting for the issues that matter.

  • by Shireen Morris
Parents raid their kids’ piggy banks as cost-of-living pressures hit
Kids & money

Parents raid their kids’ piggy banks as cost-of-living pressures hit

Jessica Nguyen has had to dip into her child's savings to make ends meet and she's not alone.

  • by John Collett & Caitlin Fitzsimmons
For richer or poorer? Divorce delivers long-term financial blow
Sex & relationships

For richer or poorer? Divorce delivers long-term financial blow

Older divorced people have less disposable income and assets than those who stayed married, new research shows.

  • by Miki Perkins
'I feel a million times lighter': why we all need a financial Plan B
Money psychology

'I feel a million times lighter': why we all need a financial Plan B

Even people who seem to have it made need a financial Plan B for when life takes an unexpected turn or the stress levels get too much.

  • by Emily Chantiri
One in three Australians couldn't last a month on savings alone

One in three Australians couldn't last a month on savings alone

A new consumer survey also found men said they would be able to last on savings more than women if they were suddenly unable to work.

  • by Andrew Brown
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Steel reinforcing to protect consumers will follow royal commission

Steel reinforcing to protect consumers will follow royal commission

With the revelations at the banking royal commission, experts say something's going to have to give in the financial planning industry.

  • by John Collett
Leave nothing but huge amounts of money. Expect only grandchildren.
Opinion
Opinion

Leave nothing but huge amounts of money. Expect only grandchildren.

More and more mums and dads are coming to the aid of their first home buyer children.

  • by Jenna Price
Minimum cost of raising a child is now $140 a week

Minimum cost of raising a child is now $140 a week

The cost of raising children has risen sharply over the past two decades.

  • by Miki Perkins