Financial planners typically only want to see you if you have lots of money. So where do you turn when you’re struggling just to keep the lights on?
Susan has been a finance journalist for 30 years. She wrote for the Australian Financial Review and the Sydney Morning Herald, edited ASFA's Superfunds magazine and wrote the best-selling Women and Money.
When Vanvisa fell pregnant, she and husband Callum didn’t expect their newborn daughter to spend two weeks in the special care nursery at a cost of $10,000.
Mick and Beth Spence lived a frugal life as self-funded retirees. But their savings were also funding the extravagant lifestyle of their financial planner.
Not only were customers misled, overcharged and paid millions of dollars for services they never received but AMP made at least 20 false statements to ASIC.
BetaShares has launched a new exchange traded fund (ETF) at half the price of VAS, currently the lowest-fee Australian shares ETF on the ASX.
We want to make the most of our money to keep sailing the world in early retirement. Jody and her husband Ask the Experts.
In their 30s with cash but no investments, Martin and Heidi say it’s time to get serious with their finances. They turned to Ask the Experts for advice.
Kyle Kucharski has turned $500 into $10,000 through investing in cryptocurrency including Bitcoin. He says all the training you need is on YouTube.
So you loaned money to a friend, now he’s avoiding you and you’ll never see the cash again. A new online platform is making it easier to lend money to loved ones.
While industry super funds earned 8.8% over the five years to 2015-2016, SMSFs with assets of $500,000 to $1 million returned an average of just 3.7%. Ouch!