With more than 80% of active fund managers failing to beat the index, Aussie investors are ditching risky stock picks in favour of a safer option: ETFs.
Susan has been a finance journalist for more than 30 years, beginning at the Australian Financial Review before moving to the Sydney Morning Herald. She edited a superannuation magazine, Superfunds, for the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, and writes regularly on superannuation and managed funds. She’s also author of the best-selling book Women and Money.
Thousands more customers ripped off by banks, insurers, financial planners and superannuation funds will be able to claw back money now that AFCA has broadened its scope.
You could be saving 25% on your car, home and contents insurance from July 1 as a simple change alerts you if your insurance company has increased your premium.
Even if your job seems safe, it pays to have a fallback plan in case you are forced into unexpected retirement.
For just $100 you can now undergo genetic testing for conditions including early onset Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and BRCA breast cancer. But should you be obligated to tell your insurer the results?
Mothers taking a break work, Australians employed overseas, part-time workers, and the self-employed could all be affected by the changes to super that kick in on July 1.
These entrepreneurial Aussie kids who have been in business from as young as five will make you wonder what you’ve been doing with your life.
It’s been around since 1985 but few Australian pensioners have taken up the Pension Loans Scheme, which allows them to unlock money tied up in their homes to help pay for day-to-day expenses.
Most Australians have insurance through super to cover them in times of illness until they can return to work. But what about mental illness, when returning to work can exacerbate depression and anxiety?
A third of rewards card holders say that instead of bringing rewards, their card cost them money to maintain.