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Bankruptcy effects long-lasting

Bankruptcy effects long-lasting

With more than 20,000 Australians declared bankrupt in 2013, a new study will consider how bankruptcy affects employment prospects and access to housing.

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Don't risk a DIY will

Do-it-yourself kits have made writing your own will seem like an easy way to get your affairs in order. But it's not as simple as it seems and there's no substitute for proper advice from a qualified lawyer, no matter how straightforward you think your affairs are.

  • by Troy Palmer

The quest for buried treasure

Forgotten accounts hold millions of dollars in unclaimed cash.

  • by Lesley Parker

Maximise reward points

<b>The strategy:</b> To avoid being ripped off by reward credit cards.

  • by Annette Sampson

Lighten the load

Energy ombudsmen are girding themselves for a flood of complaints as consumers open the first bills bearing the full impact of the latest electricity price rises.

Test drive: The points of difference

Coles' revamped Flybuys program has big improvements, writes John Kavanagh

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Loans cover not watertight

<b>The strategy:</b> To avoid the traps in consumer credit insurance.

  • by Annette Sampson

Selling a house - Getting ready to sell

Thinking ahead

Will & Estate Planning - Top Ten Questions

1. Should I make a will?

Top ten tax questions

Confused about the tax system? Try our top 10 questions to help figure it out.

Tax objections & appeals

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