A survey has found most people who accessed their superannuation early last year spent it on household expenses, rent, mortgage or debt repayments.
Big WA-based companies have made the grade, but the authors of a new report argue shareholders should be able to expect more of a return.
Have you ever stopped to consider how much it costs to stay connected over a lifetime? A new study has revealed exactly what Australians are spending on internet, streaming and mobile bills.
While uncertainty over the spread of the Delta strain of COVID-19 has forced many Australians to abandon plans for big-ticket purchases, a worrying number are also putting off paying their bills.
This year’s State Budget missed another opportunity to keep the building and construction sector ticking over while injecting established family-friendly homes into the property market.
YOUR MONEY: Seniors can rightly feel ignored in this year’s WA State Budget, including a missed opportunity to adjust the thresholds for a key concession arrangement which provides useful discounts.
Like all borrowing strategies, the gearing double-edged sword means that while it magnifies gains, it can also magnify losses.
When Graham Mabury hung up his headphones at 6PR after a 33-year career in radio, he was looking forward to a relaxing retirement. Then Centrelink changed the rules.
Colonial made the misleading communications at least 12,978 times through letters and calls between 2014 and 2016.
Cash is dead, long live contactless. Australians are continuing to shun ATMs, new official figures show.
Kim Kardashian’s recent promotion to her 250 million Instagram followers to speculate on digital tokens may have been the financial promotion with the single biggest audience reach in history.
One of the funniest faces anyone can pull is the one that looks like you have sucked on a lemon. About a million Australians are going to pull that face this month when they receive two letters.
Actively managed funds investing in Australian shares are beating their benchmarks, with some of the best performance being shown by managers focused on smaller companies.
Do not fall for the promise of high returns — understand what you are buying, do some checks and make sure you understand the risk profile of what you are investing in.
Young West Australians are giving up hopes of enjoying a Bali blowout anytime soon and are instead turning their attention to bricks, mortar and the great Aussie dream of owning a home.
Those forced to raid their super pots last year in the midst of pandemic-induced financial stress can now put the money back in following the release of recontribution guidelines by the ATO.
The rising trend of ‘grey divorce’ describes couples in their 50s and 60s calling it quits on their marriages. It’s particular hard on women, but here’s a few tips to get back on your financial feet.
For the first time many people have found themselves in a position to invest and know they should. But where do they start? Here’s what to know about risk versus reward before diving in.
Primary carers returning to work should be compensated for their "lost" superannuation while they have been looking after the children, KPMG says in a report.
Businesses often forget about the important role played by negotiation and sales because there is much misunderstanding about how to do them correctly. Here’s the right way ...
Consumer confidence rose 2.5 per cent over the past week, despite a growing virus crisis that has seen over half the population in lockdown.
The revelation comes despite historically low interest rates and even before the full effects of long COVID-19 lockdowns on the east coast are considered.
Last week while unveiling its full-year results, the Commonwealth Bank announced a $6b off-market buyback. But the question is, is it worth it? If you’re retiree, it could very well be.
There’s a record number of low listings in Perth’s hot property market, with homes selling faster than new ones are coming onto the market. CLICK TO FIND OUT THE SUBURBS.
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