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Five things I've learnt during my first year of homeownership

Five things I've learnt during my first year of homeownership

It's a sad fact that Australians with wealthy parents can have an easier ride into homeownership. Accessing the "bank of mum and dad" can give you a leg-up on the property ladder.

  • by Jessica Irvine

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Financial advice in high demand but access far too restricted, costly
Opinion
Financial planners

Financial advice in high demand but access far too restricted, costly

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission will release a consultation paper on how to make financial advice more affordable and accessible.

  • by John Collett
It's not too late to save for a debt-free Christmas
Opinion
Money Makeover

It's not too late to save for a debt-free Christmas

There's no better feeling than paying for something with money you carefully set aside for a specific purpose.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Fight for Jeststar cash refunds continues unabated
Opinion
Air travel

Fight for Jeststar cash refunds continues unabated

The only way to get a cash reimbursement is to fight, fight, fight – and hold and hold on the phone – and refuse every offer of a credit voucher.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Granny flat boost piques interest but lacks detail
Federal budget

Granny flat boost piques interest but lacks detail

Budget reforms mean that elderly and disabled occupants of granny flats will be better protected from financial abuse.

  • by John Collett
The handouts to help you through the COVID-19 crisis
Opinion
Federal budget

The handouts to help you through the COVID-19 crisis

There was little in the federal budget for those with low or no income but help is still at hand to meet your bills.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
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Having a tough time contacting your internet provider? You are not alone
Opinion
Telecommunications

Having a tough time contacting your internet provider? You are not alone

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in an almost 1500 per cent year-on-year increase in the number of complaints from consumers.

  • by Joel Gibson
Something for almost everyone in budget
Analysis
Federal budget

Something for almost everyone in budget

There are long-lasting benefits, such as income tax cuts, which will mean extra take-home pay for millions of Australians

  • by John Collett
Do you really need to use Premium 98 petrol? You be the judge
Opinion
Money Makeover

Do you really need to use Premium 98 petrol? You be the judge

Paying about 6 cents extra per litre for top-octane fuel may not be necessary and the savings quickly add up.

  • by Jessica Irvine
It's about to get tougher for retirees living off their savings
Opinion
Interest rates

It's about to get tougher for retirees living off their savings

Savers are likely to be earning a pittance on their money for years before interest rates rise.

  • by John Collett
The five best places to put your tax refund to work
Opinion
Income tax

The five best places to put your tax refund to work

Paying off your most expensive debt remains a top priority and putting more into super or investing in shares can be highly beneficial, too.

  • by John Collett