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Mon 4 Mar 2019

Credit scores count for quite a bit these days

Credit scores count for quite a bit these days

To improve your credit score get into the habit of paying bills on time, apply for new credit sparingly and go online to keep a eye on your rating.

Sat 2 Mar 2019

Age pension focus for Federal Budget planning

Age pension focus for Federal Budget planning

National Seniors has told the government that lifting age pensioners out of poverty and securing their future must be a focus of the April federal budget.

Tue 26 Feb 2019

List of the most underrated luxury cars you should buy

List of the most underrated luxury cars you should buy

The Australian car market is one of the most competitive in the world loaded with quality metal, but there are some cars that don’t get the attention they deserve.

Mon 25 Feb 2019

The future face of poverty across the generations is female

The future face of poverty across the generations is female

MARCH 8 is International Women's Day and that's an opportunity to focus on women's financial wellbeing across the generations.

Fri 22 Feb 2019

New $20 note’s clever trick to foil counterfeiters

New $20 note’s clever trick to foil counterfeiters

Our new-look $20 note has been revealed today — and it includes a seriously slick feature that will make it near impossible to forge.

How to buy a good thing: the unloved cars at the right price

How to buy a good thing: the unloved cars at the right price

If a new car sells slowly, it doesn’t have to mean it’s a dog. At the right price, unloved models can be good things.

New Mazda3 raising quality and the price

New Mazda3 raising quality and the price

Mazda goes premium with fourth-generation hatch, leaving budget buyers to find another option.

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Disgraced bank boss’s $1m payday

Disgraced bank boss’s $1m payday

NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn will walk away from the top job with his pockets well and truly lined despite the bank’s shocking behaviour.

Mon 18 Feb 2019

Track down and tidy up your super

Track down and tidy up your super

JAPANESE organisational expert Marie Kondo has made tidying up a hot topic, and it could be filtering through to our finances.

Fri 15 Feb 2019

Car dealers overstocked and slash 2018-plate vehicles

Car dealers overstocked and slash 2018-plate vehicles

Car dealers are overstocked with 2018-plated vehicles giving potential buyers the chance to save thousands on a new ride.

Wed 13 Feb 2019

Banks face whopping new punishments

Banks face whopping new punishments

Banks still dealing with the fallout from the royal commission are now facing the prospect of massively increased penalties for wrongdoing.

Mon 11 Feb 2019

Managing risk in profoundly changing finance environment

Managing risk in profoundly changing finance environment

IT'S BEEN a week of shake, rattle and roll in the financial sector as the Banking Royal Commission wound to a close.

What's ahead this year for SMSFs?

What's ahead this year for SMSFs?

WITHOUT what seems an unlikely bounce in asset prices, there's probably not a lot of joy for DIY super trustees looking into their crystal balls for 2019.

Fri 8 Feb 2019

Sales takes on ‘contemptuous’ bank boss

Sales takes on ‘contemptuous’ bank boss

Outgoing NAB chairman Dr Ken Henry fronted up to Leigh Sales on 7.30, and she wasted no time asking about his behaviour at the royal commission.

Tue 5 Feb 2019

‘Bastards’: Mortgage broker fury at report

‘Bastards’: Mortgage broker fury at report

Borrowers could be forced to pay higher rates and upfront fees after a “very, very bad” recommendation by the banking royal commission.

Mon 4 Feb 2019

Successful relationships are built on more than gifts

Successful relationships are built on more than gifts

VALENTINE'S Day is around the corner, and florists everywhere will be gearing up for a rush of orders, but successful relationships are built on more than gifts

Thu 31 Jan 2019

Huge spike in credit card fraud

Huge spike in credit card fraud

As we become an increasingly cashless society, tech savvy criminals are stepping up efforts to rip us off — and credit card theft is through the roof.

Wed 30 Jan 2019

How to boost your age pension entitlement

How to boost your age pension entitlement

STEP by step Centrelink has been making it harder for people to qualify for the age pension.

Tue 29 Jan 2019

Savers hit by interest rates cuts

Savers hit by interest rates cuts

SAVERS have already been hit by falling interest rates in 2019 as banks take the razor blades to their deals. Here’s how to find the best rates possible.

Mon 28 Jan 2019

Is a long term investment strategy still relevant?

Is a long term investment strategy still relevant?

WE LIVE in a world of change. Against this backdrop of upheaval, is long term investing still relevant?

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