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.
Oh no! Is Marcus really missing in action?
A super breakthrough
What would you cut first from your weekly budget if living costs continue to rise?
Secrets of a happy marriage • For this retired couple, life has been cruisy … most of the time
NEWS & VIEWS
Just mad about science
Corey Tutt • Founder of the kids’ charity DeadlyScience. Aged 29; lives in Port Macquarie, NSW.
NEED PAUL’S HELP?
Paul’s verdict: Life is short and family time is precious • You have earnt your choice to purchase a “want” and not invest the money far more sensibly
Should we invest our savings or go ahead and build a pool?
Ask your question
PROPERTY’S BIG SHIFT Houses versus apartments • Don’t be scared of LMI Tips for first-time buyers ‘Rightsizers’ enter the fray
Keep up to speed • WITH THE NUMBER OF ‘SMART’ DEVICES ON THE INCREASE IN AUSTRALIAN HOUSEHOLDS, A RELIABLE INTERNET CONNECTION WITH DECENT DATA SPEEDS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER.
At work in our brave new world • We may need to regularly reinvent ourselves to find exciting, meaningful jobs
High-stakes haggling • Pushing for a better deal, whether you’re getting a home loan or renewing insurance, can pay off handsomely
Let’s get physical • During the pandemic investors are paying big money for tangible assets such as watches and wine
Don’t fall for the awards effect • Gold medals, even on a wine bottle, don’t always help us make winning choices
Tips for using awards to make good decisions
Make the next year even better • By closely reviewing the past 12 months, SME owners can gain valuable insights
Fertility on ice • More women who are not yet ready to have children are freezing their eggs. But the costs are high and the success rate varies.
WHERE TO START THE PROCESS
Asset rich, cash poor • Retirees who want to splash out a little can tap into their home’s value. Just be sure to read the fine print before signing any paperwork.
Turn a profit on an apartment • There are extra hurdles to overcome, but if you do your research and control your costs the effort will be worth it
Set yourself up for retirement • A cashflow-positive portfolio can be tailored to fund the lifestyle you want
USING POSITIVE-CASHFLOW PROPERTY TO FUND RETIREMENT
Beware! Burglars are back • Your home and its contents are likely to be your biggest asset, so it’s important to make sure they’re properly protected
Recovering from the emotional toll
Need help? • Useful numbers and websites
We see dreaded stagflation come back to haunt us • Rising inflation and falling economic growth are warning signs that shouldn’t be ignored
DID YOU KNOW?
Grow your startup • An entrepreneur who gave up a secure, well-paid job to do her own thing shares her tips and knowledge for turning a great idea into a successful business
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What a difference $450 reform will make to your lifestyle • Removal of the monthly threshold for compulsory super will benefit...