Money

Tue 18 Dec 2018

Fuel relief:  Christmas comes early for motorists

Fuel relief: Christmas comes early for motorists

A sudden crash in the global oil price has “effectively wiped out” more than a year of steady petrol price hikes in the space of eight weeks meaning bargains at the...

Use these tips to stay silly season savvy

Use these tips to stay silly season savvy

THE festive season brings lots of joy as well as demands on our budgets, and a few money-savvy strategies can help you enjoy the celebrations.

Mon 17 Dec 2018

Gifting to reduce assets impacts age pension entitlements

Gifting to reduce assets impacts age pension entitlements

I WAS asked by a couple who assisted their son with his mortgage by giving $120,000 towards the deposit, what impact it would have on their pensions.

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Scam alert: Christmas shopping could make you vulnerable

Scam alert: Christmas shopping could make you vulnerable

THE pressure to find that last-minute deals this Christmas could knock you into the ever-waiting hands of scammers according to the ACCC.

How much money is enough for retirement?

How much money is enough for retirement?

THERE'S an old joke that if you ask three economists for their views on the economy, you are likely to get at least four answers.

Fri 7 Dec 2018

Christmas comes early - prices slashed on new cars

Christmas comes early - prices slashed on new cars

OVERSTOCKED dealers are struggling for sales so December shapes up as a great time to buy a new car.

Wed 5 Dec 2018

Franking credit crunch hardest hit will be in the middle

Franking credit crunch hardest hit will be in the middle

IF THE ALP comes to power and ­delivers on its threat to scrap cash rebates on franking credits, what could you do?

Tue 4 Dec 2018

Interest rates to hold at record low 1.5pc

Interest rates to hold at record low 1.5pc

The Reserve Bank board will keep rates at a historic low 1.5 per cent when it meets for the last time in 2018 on Tuesday.

Mon 3 Dec 2018

The money trap: the cost of buying now to pay later

The money trap: the cost of buying now to pay later

THE meteoric rise of the buy now pay later industry is influencing our spending habits - and leaving younger Australians with a fresh source of debt.

Thu 29 Nov 2018

Wills Day to shed light on your final wishes

Wills Day to shed light on your final wishes

TOO many seniors don't have a will, have an outdated, incomplete or ambiguous will, or aren't too sure anymore where to find the will they made.

Grandfather gone fishing after winning Oz Lotto

Grandfather gone fishing after winning Oz Lotto

A DECEPTION Bay grandfather will be packing up the rods and heading out to exotic fishing locations after reeling in division one in the Oz Lotto Draw.

Wed 28 Nov 2018

Questions that made bank boss fire up

Questions that made bank boss fire up

NAB chairman Ken Henry has openly scoffed at star lawyer Rowena Orr during a “shocking” exchange at the royal commission.

Mon 26 Nov 2018

Help your super shine by getting to know it better

Help your super shine by getting to know it better

THE end of the year can be a cash squeeze. But it's also a good opportunity to take stock, and budget permitting, grow your super.

Fri 23 Nov 2018

Boss gives herself ‘ridiculous’ $466m payday

Boss gives herself ‘ridiculous’ $466m payday

SHE paid herself $466 million last year, making her one of the world’s richest bosses. This is the “unacceptable” way she’s made billions.

Wed 21 Nov 2018

Banks warned: ‘Our economy will suffer’

Banks warned: ‘Our economy will suffer’

THE head of the Reserve Bank has issued a warning to Australia’s banks, saying their response to the royal commission could have dire consequences.

Damning note reveals how far CBA sunk

Damning note reveals how far CBA sunk

It’s the simple handwritten note that it has been claimed showed the bank’s top boss knew they were short changing customers. It could cost millions to fix.

Mon 19 Nov 2018

Resist the urge to panic as sharemarket goes low

Resist the urge to panic as sharemarket goes low

THE Australian sharemarket has taken a dip in the past few weeks but it pays to keep things in perspective.

Wed 14 Nov 2018

'Miserable view': Former PM slams proposals for retirement

'Miserable view': Former PM slams proposals for retirement

FORMER prime minister Paul Keating has blasted a report that supports raising the retirement age as having a “miserable view” of society.

Tue 13 Nov 2018

Widowhood can bring on huge financial stress

Widowhood can bring on huge financial stress

Couples need to be involved in financial decision making together throughout life, so there is less of a financial burden on the surviving spouse.

Mon 12 Nov 2018

Scrooge may have been onto something

Scrooge may have been onto something

IT COULD pay to hang out some of your smaller stockings for Santa Claus this year.

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