Money

Fri 9 Feb 2018

Using super to buy an investment property is a minefield

Using super to buy an investment property is a minefield

TAKE charge of your super now, David Koch says, or risk running out of money in retirement.

Thu 8 Feb 2018

'Economic earthquake' could be worse than the GFC

'Economic earthquake' could be worse than the GFC

THIS week’s $4 trillion bloodbath was just the opening act of an “economic armageddon” — and Aussies under the age of 44 should be worried.

Tradies' wages on the way up

Tradies' wages on the way up

Mackay tradies are raking it in, with reports of up to 10 per cent increases in wages over the past year.

How young people are paying big for 'credit complacency'

premium_icon How young people are paying big for 'credit complacency'

AUSSIES are getting credit cards for the wrong reasons, experts say, but some young spenders are bucking the trend.

Wed 7 Feb 2018

Chamber president: 'Switch banks now'

Chamber president: 'Switch banks now'

Chamber of Commerce president says bank branch closure 'not Stanthorpe's issue'.

How your bank is punishing you

How your bank is punishing you

LOYAL customers are being “exploited” by banks offering a dizzying array of products that aren’t as awesome as they seem

Tue 6 Feb 2018

RBA leaves cash rate on hold at record low

RBA leaves cash rate on hold at record low

THE Reserve Bank has kept the official cash rate on hold at its record low of 1.5 per cent for the first meeting of 2018.

Bank bails on Southern Downs

Bank bails on Southern Downs

MAJOR bank announces regional shop front closure, leaving locals to manage finances on their phones.

Sat 3 Feb 2018

Where the future of ALDI Australia lies

Where the future of ALDI Australia lies

ALDI Australia’s expansion will continue across the nation this year, as it opens new stores in nearly every state. But there are a few catches

Fri 2 Feb 2018

Bitcoin brat’s stunning insult

Bitcoin brat’s stunning insult

ERIK Finman is a tech prodigy at the tender age of 19 and says if you’re not a millionaire in 10 years, it’s your own fault.

Iconic brand’s disastrous end

Iconic brand’s disastrous end

THE last Aussie store of a US giant has quietly closed. A lesson in how not to do retail, with some calling it a “retail living-corpse”

Two can play the financial game

Two can play the financial game

Thankfully, the old line "I earn the money, she spends it” no longer has relevance in modern relationships.

Thu 1 Feb 2018

The danger hiding in this map

The danger hiding in this map

THIS world map shows all major economies are growing. But it hides something dangerous, and we could all be about to feel the pain.

Wed 31 Jan 2018

Trusts can protect inherited money

Trusts can protect inherited money

Most of us will look at how to protect the estate we spent a lifetime building. One option is to include a testamentary trust clause in your will

Tue 30 Jan 2018

Four years of franchise hell leaves couple $800k in debt

Four years of franchise hell leaves couple $800k in debt

'FOUR years of hell' owning a franchise through Retail Food Group has left a Coast couple picking up the tatters of their old life.

Sat 27 Jan 2018

How to prevent your hot water system's nasty, early demise

How to prevent your hot water system's nasty, early demise

On average you can expect your hot water system to last between 10 to 15 years.

Fri 26 Jan 2018

Monster drink execs in big trouble

Monster drink execs in big trouble

TOP executives at the company who makes Monster energy drinks are currently being accused of bullying and sexual harassment by five different women

Thu 25 Jan 2018

Toys R Us to close 182 stores

Toys R Us to close 182 stores

TOYS R Us plans to close about 20 per cent of its US locations, acknowledging “operational missteps” during the critical holiday shopping season.

Wed 24 Jan 2018

Global phenomenon earns 23yo $250,000 a month

Global phenomenon earns 23yo $250,000 a month

KARINA GARCIA’S business is bringing in $250k a month. And she does it all from the comfort of her own home

Start the money lessons early on in life

Start the money lessons early on in life

It's back-to-school time but most money lessons are done outside the classroom.

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