Money

Stay warm and keep your home energy costs down

This is not another article on ditching your electric blanket for a hot water bottle and blocking cold breezes from under doors.

The Power of Philanthropy

Turning loss into something positive Joy Nash lives near the water in Newcastle area. She has always loved open spaces and having a gorgeous...

BAREFOOT OUT OF THE BUSHFIRES

A FINANCIAL WHIZ-KID DESCRIBES HOW WE CAN ALL RISE FROM THE FINANCIAL ASHES JOHN McNAMEE EXPLAINS….

Gifting: how it can affect your Age Pension payments

Gifting an early inheritance is a generous gesture and would feel very satisfying to see others enjoy.

Australia’s new five dollar note: your BBQ conversation starter

For the first time since 1992, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has released a new bank note series.

7 Christmas budgeting tips for a happier holiday season

Your Christmas budgeting time starts now. We’ve almost got winter, another election and the census out of the way, clearing the decks for...

How to say ‘no’ to requests for charitable donations

There are 54,182 registered charities in Australia right now. That is one charity organisation for every 445 Australians. 

Want extra cash in your pocket every week and add value to your property?

Granny Flats by Masterton – the cheapest property investment at the moment Granny flats can make at the moment and offers a much small...

Money in your pocket: rent out your lazy assets

Cutting down on expenses is not the only way to put more money in your pocket. Find out more >>

Start your own blog in a few simple steps

Blogging isn’t just for the young – your own blog is a great place to share your passions and connect with others with similar interests...

Should I bet on my super or my mortgage?

The two most common financial goals for most Australians are to own their own home and to build a decent nest egg for retirement.

Triumph of the homemade will

You’d be wise to make a will – and it’s cheap and relatively easy to draw one up yourself Writing your own will can save y...

RETIREMENT NOW A ROCKY ROAD AS THE GOVERNMENT RAIDS SENIORS’ NEST-EGGS

NEWS ANALYSIS WITH JOHN McNAMEE Let me get this straight. For the past couple of decades successive governments have been urging workers app...

You’re Moving:  Should you Buy or Rent?

It’s zero hour. You’ve decided to sell your house and move to something smaller or to another suburb.

5 Easy Tips to Save Money

A lunch out one day, an after-work cocktail another day – all these little habits end up costing you big bucks in the long run.

5 Tips for Discussing Money Matters With Family

         

4 Smart Money Moves If You Marry After 50

Coming together at 50-plus is different from getting married in your 20s, particularly when it comes to money.

Help us protect our money please

SENIORS GROUP CALLS FOR A NATIONAL FINANCIAL AID STRATEGY THE rocky road to financial security in later life for many Australian seniors is...

GOVERNMENT SET TO SWOOP ON SUPER

NSA WARNS OF A MAY BUDGET RAID SPECIAL REPORT COMPILED BY JOHN McNAMEE Seniors groups fear that the superannuation nest eggs of hundreds of...

Seniors Need Wider Support to Help Rebuild the Nation Says New NSA Chief

SPECIAL REPORT BY JOHN McNAMEE All Australians needed to rethink the role the seniors population has in continuing to rebuild the nation a...