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Longevity risk of parents weighs on ageing boomers
Opinion
Aged care

Longevity risk of parents weighs on ageing boomers

An increasing number of adult children are being forced, often urgently, into their ageing parents’ lives and often into their financial lives, too.

  • by Noel Whittaker

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Switch and save with big-brand offshoots
Opinion
Bills

Switch and save with big-brand offshoots

Multi-brand strategies may be good for the big companies but, if you are smart, they can be good for your hip pocket, too.

  • by Joel Gibson
The hidden costs of having a baby

The hidden costs of having a baby

The costs of childbirth for private patients can add up to many thousands of dollars, with large out-of-pocket costs between rebate amounts and practitioner charges.

  • by Nina Hendy
Free help to enable women to get better with their money

Free help to enable women to get better with their money

The starting point for change is to realise that money does not control you. You control it

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Bill shock rates climb with more rises on the way

Bill shock rates climb with more rises on the way

Electricity prices sparked the biggest shocks, with costs from energy providers coming in significantly higher as more people worked from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • by Nina Hendy
How to budget and save for a stress-free holiday

How to budget and save for a stress-free holiday

As vaccinations roll out, we’re all being encouraged to get on the holiday spending bandwagon again.

  • by Jessica Irvine
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Financial giants shake up buy now, pay later sector

Financial giants shake up buy now, pay later sector

Commonwealth Bank will be first of the big banks to provide a buy now, pay later service. Others may follow.

  • by John Collett
Is it time to take plunge into brave new world of 5G?
Opinion
Phones

Is it time to take plunge into brave new world of 5G?

All three major mobile phone networks have offered large discounts on 5G plans over the past year, discounting them by as much as $600 for the first 12 months.

  • by Joel Gibson
Can spending money on your appearance really boost your income?

Can spending money on your appearance really boost your income?

Research found below-average-looking females earn 12 per cent less than their above-average-looking peers.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Childcare costs are hardly child’s play

Childcare costs are hardly child’s play

Pressure mounts on federal government to create a better method of childcare funding as costs spiral, easily outstripping the rate of inflation.

  • by Nina Hendy
Yes, the economy is back but what are we recovering to?

Yes, the economy is back but what are we recovering to?

Policymakers need to do better or we will have to accept the consequence that the growth in our living standards will remain modest.

  • by Alex Joiner