Money magazine helps you manage your finances by cutting through the jargon to deliver clear and precise information to help you save money and make the most of your investments. Each issue, you'll enjoy credible, well-researched reports and expert commentary from some of Australia's most respected financial writers.
Light the FIRE
What sacrifice would you find hardest to make if you were saving for early retirement?
It’s a matter of choice
NEWS & VIEWS
Trusted advice can make a big difference
Stay in touch with super
People before profits, please
BOOK OF THE MONTH
Housing bounces back
APP OF THE MONTH
Relief on the way for granny flats
Who doesn’t love a bargain
Retail therapy goes online
Social housing has big payoff
‘Scary time’ for struggling homeowners
This is a game of patience
Green energy is the key to growth
Pandemic ‘losers’ are poised to bounce back
HOLD NextDC (NXT) The Intelligent Investor Gaurav Sodhi
All eyes on the sky
NEED PAUL’S HELP?
What should I do with the extra $600k?
Retire early • There’s more to life than soldiering on in the workforce – earning and spending – well into your 60s, according to a growing number of Australians who aim to retire much earlier. They want financial freedom and more happiness from following their passions and interests. They are leading a simple life and saving hard to reach their goals. Our seven case studies show how to achieve an early retirement.
Work out how much you need
More time to follow hobbies and passions
Bitcoin provides a welcome boost
Keen to escape the hectic nomadic lifestyle
No need for ‘enormous wads of money’
Goodbye luxury, hello the good life
You can take it easy – it’s not a race
When ‘frugal’ is not a nasty word
Join the pro circuit • Good advice can help you make the most of your assets. Here’s how to choose the experts you need.
CHECK IF YOUR ADVISER IS THE REAL DEAL
WHAT ABOUT ROBO ADVICE?
IS YOUR TAX AGENT REGISTERED?
FREE FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Buying a property: solicitor versus conveyancer
Let’s get personal about loans • If you need a new car or extra computer gear, here’s how to get the best deal
Myths that hold us back • Don’t be fooled by the catchy slogans that are, in fact, bubbles of nothing
Healthy reform is on the way • Parents will soon be able to keep adult kids on their insurance policy for longer
INCENTIVES AND PENALTIES ARE IN THE MIX
When bigger is better • Tick off the checklist when your business is ready to hang up the “positions vacant” sign
TALENT ON HAND WHEN IT’S NEEDED
Boomer times are back • Baby boomers have had a long-standing love affair with property and are set to play another key role in the next housing cycle
CHANGING FACE OF RETIREMENT
Where to find the best value • A buyer preference for houses has made apartments more affordable
KEY POINTS TO CONSIDER
When the dream turns sour • You’ve drawn up your plans, they’ve been approved, you’re about to engage your building team ... what could go wrong? Judging by recent horror stories, your dream home could be built contrary to council regulations, finishes may never be completed, shortcuts may lead to problems years later. How do you ensure you’re not left with a gaping hole in your building and your budget. Four experts explain where you might stand if problems...