Can someone’s debt be repaid by a transfer within an SMSF?
Can a self-managed (DIY) super fund where one member owes a debt to the other resolve this by the indebted member quitting the fund and setting off the debt against his super interest, which is equal to the debt?
How to get out of debt
It’s easy to keep paying minimum repayments rather than biting into the principal, but ignoring debt is like climbing a mountain that keeps getting steeper.
Five financial and legal things you must do you before you die
There’s another kind of bucket list – the things you need to take care of before you die. They include your will, insurance, power of attorney, who gets your super, and access to your online accounts and email etc.
Goodbye Prince Charming
Women need to rid themselves of the Cinderella complex and take control of their financial future
Where to find the money for school fees
With fees for year 12 at the most expensive schools reaching up to $30,0000, many parents will wish they had started a savings plan – and started it early.
Possible problems with the aged-care reforms
A lack of detail about the potential consequences for aged-care operators and residents of the government’s aged care reforms is creating uncertainty for facilities and worry for potential residents.
How to terminate a unit trust in your SMSF
When SMSF assets are held in a unit trust there are a couple of ways in which the trust can be terminated and the assets released.
The how and why of family trusts
Before you jump in, ask a financial adviser if a family trust is the right vehicle for you and learn how they can be used.
How to quickly pay off a massive credit card debt
Sticking to a straightforward strategy is the key to defeating credit card debt.
Your biggest financial mistakes
The wrong attitude to your cash is a financial time bomb. These are the mistakes that will lead to an explosion.
What to do with a windfall
We asked a few experts for their thoughts on where a 40-year-old should invest a modest windfall of $10,000, a more generous one of $100,000 – and a bonanza in the form of $1 million.
How to avoid the nasties in finance contracts’ small print
A cheat sheet of the biggest small-print nasties in financial products, for those people who are time-poor – and don’t want to become financially so.
How women can get pay increases and close the wage gap
There are a number of things women can do to ensure they’re fairly recompensed for their work, starting with the most obvious – ask.
What a financial planner should do for you
Even the financially literate are taken in by poorly performing advisers.
Why you need a Swiss private bank to help with your wealth management
As more Australian banks forge partnerships with Swiss private banks, it’s not their tradition of secrecy that’s luring local investors, it is their centuries of wealth management expertise.
Where to find your lost money
Here are four ways to reclaim cash you did not know you had.
Five tips on how to spend less money and save
These five tips will enable you to take a scalpel to your spending. They are the most effective ways to slash what are probably your biggest costs overnight.
Philanthropy: How to donate your money to a good cause
Even if your name is unlikely to appear on the BRW rich list, there are plenty of ways to give to charity, and you don’t have to wait until you’re pushing up daisies to do it.