The Federal Government suspended the asset test six months ago as thousands of Australians lost their jobs — but that reprieve is about to end.
About 30,000 Australian welfare recipients will be kicked off JobSeeker when changes to the payment come into effect at the end of the week. Here’s how it will affect you.
Australia Institute research released in recent weeks suggests the cuts will benefit high income earners, who are more likely to save rather than spend the extra cash.
Almost 400,000 workers will soon receive overdue superannuation payments after roughly 24,000 business owners came forward through a one-off amnesty.
Downsizing might not be an option right now for older Australians with homes full of adult children impacted by COVID-19 border closures, but for others it’s a way to free up time and money.
Career expert and Australian small business trailblazer Amanda Rose shares her top tips for dealing with a boss that has their eye on your every move.
Amanda Rose, Melanie Burgess
A growing number of Australian families face a shift to single-income households as COVID smashes jobs and relationships. Here’s how they can adapt.
Border closures and forced time at home has spurred on a change in retirement plans for many older Australians that experts say can be seriously beneficial for your bottom line.
A leading economist expects the Reserve Bank will hold fire on cutting the cash rate any further amid rumblings on financial markets it could be reduced to 0.1 per cent.
West Australians appear to be keeping a closer eye on their personal finances, with data out today showing WA consumers were no longer the nation’s biggest spenders.
Did you waste years of study only to find you don’t like working in your field? Avoid making the same mistake twice and still find a job you love.
BRUCE BRAMMALL: If your variable rate is more than about 3.25 per cent, your bank is laughing at you. If it starts with a four, the bank’s shareholders are too.
Listed buy-now, pay-later providers such as After Pay, Open Pay and Zip Pay could soon face much stricter consumer controls.
Spending time at home has provided some homeowners with the perfect opportunity for an upgrade — but there are several things you must do to make sure you get the numbers right.
As more bank bosses predict price pain for Australian real estate, there are a few key points that property owners and investors should remember.
Australia’s four banking heavyweights predict property prices will drop dramatically as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage the market.
Nervousness about jobs and the economy has households sitting on their cash — either in bank accounts or simply at home — which is impeding an economic recovery.
Australians appear to have a spring in their step after suffering the doom and gloom of the pandemic, with people becoming more ready to take on a home loan.
Men are overly confident in their investing ability compared to women, and are less likely to seek guidance from a professional, new research shows.
Meilin Chew and Neale Prior
Australians appear to have taken confirmation of the country’s first recession in nearly 30 years in their stride.
Banks have begun reassessing customers’ financial situations six months on from offering 900,000 Australians loan repayment deferrals.
The key to driving down debt fast is knowing what to repay first and what loans to leave until last.
Financial planning firms promoting in-house financial products have been put on notice, with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission taking action against a major east coast firm.
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