The new system looks to be a significant improvement on the old but in the legal world there is a big difference between how things are meant to work and how they actually operate.
If you are going to strike while the iron’s hot you often risk burnt fingers, but could that be the case with Fortescue Metals Group after falling to deep lows on iron ore price weakness?
The ABS calculates that total household wealth increased 5.8 per cent to $735 billion in the June quarter, reaching a record $13,433.7b. Wealth per capita rose to a record high of $522,032.
It is probably the largest liquid asset many of us will own, but few of us understand what happens to our superannuation funds when we die. Here’s how it work ...
With the big and rapid iron ore price decline, investors are right to wonder if there’s a bargain here among the miners?
Underperforming super funds have been ordered to notify account holders of their track record, urging them to switch where to invest their savings.
While one in four Australians claim they don't have a super account, many of them have multiple and no idea where, a researcher says.
YOUR MONEY: There is no legislative requirement that sets out how a particular diversified fund is structured so be careful when comparing your balanced portfolio return to one from another fund.
In coming months, you’ll probably learn something interesting about many of your friends and neighbours. They have a ‘condition’. It’s a throwback to an old CBA ad ... and it’s dangerous.
Soaring prices are forcing people across the world to abandon all hope of ever owning a home — including here in Australia — and the fallout is shaking governments of all political persuasions.
The Tax Practitioners Board has offered help to Western Australians who may have used a bogus agent to prepare their returns.
WA’s shift to a cashless society is gathering pace as the pandemic forces many to ditch the coins and colourful notes in favour of more convenient and germ-free digital options.
The only potential profits in crypto are price increases. The risks of huge capital losses for those holding it are very real. Here’s why you need to beware the hype about its comparison to shares.
Retirees are about to receive one of the biggest increases in the age pension in nearly a decade. Here’s everything you need to know about the new payments plus other changes that take effect today.
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.
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