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.
Don’t give up the big dreams
Good decisions, rather than gender, are the key
Prize worth winning
Have you made any changes to your investment plans since COVID hit?
Focus on what we can control • It’s time to accept the “new normal” and decide how we want to live our lives
Introducing ATEM Mini • The compact television studio that lets you create presentation videos and live streams!
NEWS & VIEWS
MY MONEY • MORE MONEY STORIES ON P44-53
INVESTING • MORE INVESTING STORIES ON
SHARES • MORE SHARES STORIES ON
Power of paper profits
Simon Griffiths • Simon Griffiths, chief executive, Who Gives A Crap; age 37; married with two children under five; lives on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
Q & A
NEED PAUL’S HELP?
Destination Go local • What can you do with $500 and a full tank? Spend a weekend exploring beautiful surrounds, and escape the hustle and bustle of your daily routine.
Paul’s verdict: Leave the money in an offset account • But always have a little emergency money
A tough decision to make in an uncertain climate
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SHARE YOUR WEALTH HOW TO GIVE YOUR KIDS A FINANCIAL LEG-UP • • A GIFT VERSUS A LOAN • AN EARLY INHERITANCE • TOP UP THEIR SUPER • HELP WITH THE MORTGAGE • SET UP A FAMILY TRUST • BENEFIT OF AN INVESTMENT BOND
A will plays a key role
Baby steps for new parents • $300,000 and counting … that’s how much it can cost to raise a couple of kids. But if you plan ahead you can ease the financial burden.
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Bank gets really personal • Customers will need to feel comfortable about privacy and security in the age of data sharing
A new learning curve • The federal goverment’s tertiary fee shake-up may be good news for some and spell disappointment for others
How to cover the costs
Loss hurts but don’t throw the game • Chess can teach us valuable lessons about managing our finances – and about life itself
Three ways to control emotion in the face of loss
When generosity backfires • Lending money to a sibling is fraught with danger, so proceed with caution
Checklist for a family loan
Checklist for planning your space mission • When the spare room no longer cuts it, a bigger, better office can help your business flourish
Percentage game • Would-be first home buyers need not despair if they are struggling to raise a 20% deposit
Is mortgage insurance tax deductible?
Boost your chances • What can borrowers do to improve the loan/LMI approval process?
Share in the cash bonanza • First time buyers and renovators should make the most of government handouts
Why socks are a health hazard • With many people still stuck at home, a correctly set-up workstation is important for both safety and productivity
Long road to recovery • Developing countries have suffered a huge setback, but opportunities will emerge from the economic chaos
Double or nothing • The risks are high, but you could make a handsome profit – or lose everything – through a leveraged exposure to the sharemarket
Bonds still have a role to play • Despite economic uncertainty,...