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How a 14-year-old cut $535 from her family's monthly food bill

How a 14-year-old cut $535 from her family's monthly food bill

First, there was wife swap, then house swap, now there's budget swap. And as if that's not enough of a challenge: swapping budgets with your teenage children.

  • by Christine Long

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Royal Australian Mint launches a Willy Wonka-style treasure hunt
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Royal Australian Mint launches a Willy Wonka-style treasure hunt

People are being urged to check their change after the mint released three million specially marked $1 coins.

  • by Rachel Clun
What to do when teens and tweens' online habits blow the family budget
Family finance

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
Garage sale mantra: reuse, recycle and make gelato

Garage sale mantra: reuse, recycle and make gelato

On the Garage Sale Trail, enterprising kids are stepping up to run their own stalls for charity and profit.

  • by Linda Morris
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
How pocket money is changing for Aussie kids like Sahara
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How pocket money is changing for Aussie kids like Sahara

In some respects Sahara Hillman-Varma is a typical 11-year-old, receiving $10 a week from her mum.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
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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
Is PayPass the enemy of the young?
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Opinion

Is PayPass the enemy of the young?

There may be more than smashed avo on toast to blame for the dearth of home deposits in future.

  • by Liora Miller
What to teach our daughters about money
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Kids & money

What to teach our daughters about money

Personal finance expert Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon answers your questions.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
'Totally irresponsible': Banks paying pittance on children's accounts
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'Totally irresponsible': Banks paying pittance on children's accounts

Why your kids’ bank account could sink their fortunes – today and in future.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
How to figure out what your child will do for the rest of their life
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How to figure out what your child will do for the rest of their life

Parents can't instruct their children what career they ought to follow, but they can "embed" ideas". Stock tipping works the same way.

  • by Marcus Padley