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Parents can save on school supplies by shopping around

Parents can save on school supplies by shopping around

As back to school time rolls around, parents across the country are digging deep to fill compulsory school book lists.

  • by Nina Hendy

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Chore wars: should children be paid for household tasks?
Family finance

Chore wars: should children be paid for household tasks?

Belinda Beck pays her children to do household chores, but some experts argue it may encourage a sense of entitlement.

  • by Andrew Taylor
$2.5 billion spent in a day: Shoppers hunt for bargains on Boxing Day
Fashion retail

$2.5 billion spent in a day: Shoppers hunt for bargains on Boxing Day

The annual Boxing Day sales were up and running before the sun was up, but with online shopping on the rise, crowds at the stores were down on previous years.

  • by Matt Bungard
Sydney's migrant mums keeping Australia fertile
Family finance

Sydney's migrant mums keeping Australia fertile

These are the baby deserts and nappy valleys of Sydney.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw & Shane Wright
Top five money saving tips for the new year
Budgeting

Top five money saving tips for the new year

The best savings and investment tips for the New Year tend to be those things you can do right now to set up your finances well into the future.

  • by John Collett
The secret to having it all, without losing it
Opinion
Opinion

The secret to having it all, without losing it

The notion that women can’t “have it all” remains culturally potent, despite the figures showing more of us are simply getting on with it.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
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Financial basics are for everyday just like sunscreen
Opinion
Opinion

Financial basics are for everyday just like sunscreen

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying today, but not at the expense of your future self.

  • by Melissa Browne
Why I am giving Santa two KPIs this year
Opinion

Why I am giving Santa two KPIs this year

I love Christmas and the magic of Santa but actually being Santa is problematic.

  • by Georgina Dent
The cost of making a splash in the backyard
Home loans

The cost of making a splash in the backyard

There are 1.2 million backyard swimming pools in Australia and costs start from about $45,000.

  • by Christine Long
The rising cost of pet ownership
Family finance

The rising cost of pet ownership

Australian pet owners are forking out an eye-watering $1.3 billion annually on vet bills.

  • by Nina Hendy
How I became evangelical about a dinner service I didn’t even want
Opinion

How I became evangelical about a dinner service I didn’t even want

It’s so cliched but the mental grind of planning and shopping for interesting and nutritious meals every single night is exhausting.

  • by Georgina Dent