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Why we need even stronger protections against banks and super

Why we need even stronger protections against banks and super

I cancelled my credit card about 15 years ago because I struggled to keep on top of the payments. I’ve never had one since.

  • by Jenna Price

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Super funds defy sharemarket volatility to finish year just ahead
Sharemarket

Super funds defy sharemarket volatility to finish year just ahead

Super funds weathered the storm of a weak fourth-quarter share market performance.

  • by Stephen Miles
Super shortlist proposal has 'logic': Bernie Fraser

Super shortlist proposal has 'logic': Bernie Fraser

Former RBA governor Bernie Fraser says there is "logic" to a proposal for an official shortlist of top super funds, but it should include more than 10 funds.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Let's end the unlucky $3 trillion super lottery
Opinion
Opinion

Let's end the unlucky $3 trillion super lottery

Our super nest eggs amount to $110,000 for every living Australian. That's the good news. Bad news follows.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Shorten threatens super funds will be given 'marching orders'

Shorten threatens super funds will be given 'marching orders'

Labor leader Bill Shorten's pledge to give underperforming funds their "marching orders" threatens to strip some of the Australia's most powerful union leaders of hundreds of thousands of dollars in bonus pay-packets.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
Should I pay off investment property before I retire?

Should I pay off investment property before I retire?

With retirement on the horizon is it a good idea to square away the mortgage

  • by Noel Whittaker
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The glaring problem with Labor’s dividend franking policy
Opinion
Opinion

The glaring problem with Labor’s dividend franking policy

Labor is going to the election with a three-pronged approach to tax investors.

  • by Scott Phillips
'They should be accountable': Labor legend tells Shorten to face up to Industry Super
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Greg Combet

'They should be accountable': Labor legend tells Shorten to face up to Industry Super

Bill Kelty has warned the alternative prime minister he has a duty to protect workers' savings over the vested interests of "loud underperformers". 

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
AMP chair warns of unintended impact from super 'best in show' list
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AMP

AMP chair warns of unintended impact from super 'best in show' list

Wealth giant AMP's chairman David Murray said it could distort funds' investment decisions at the cost of members' retirement savings in the long-term. 

  • by Patrick Hatch
Ask George: How do I make sure my death doesn't tax my kids?
Income tax

Ask George: How do I make sure my death doesn't tax my kids?

Avoiding death taxes and what to do with a child's minor windfall.

  • by George Cochrane
Before and after of a war that left nation reeling
Opinion
Opinion

Before and after of a war that left nation reeling

World War One and the Anzac landings changed Australia forever.

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