Estate Planning

FINANCIAL RECOVERY

Women who leave with nothing

Sylvia Pennington Getting away from abusive situations is hard, getting back on your feet financially can be harder still.

DEAD MONEY

What do you really own in the digital world?

A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. One of the largest ever cyber attacks is slowing global internet services after an organisation blocking

Kate Jones Ever wondered what happens to your iTunes songs or Kindle books when you die? Don't assume these digital assets can be passed on to your children.

YOUR QUESTIONS

Shares, property or super for my cash?

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George Cochrane The fact that you can access super when you retire is a plus, not a minus.

ASK NOEL

A fix over flat

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Noel Whittaker We are hoping to move my mother into our granny flat and sell her house. Will her pension be affected?

PLANNING

Passing the baton

Last will and testament

Christine Long If your health deteriorated sharply, would you be prepared with a power of attorney?

AGED CARE

Finding the cost of care

Alexandra Cain The way that means testing is applied in aged care is changing. What will the reforms mean for you?

INTELLIGENT INVESTOR

FOFA tinkering in best interest of ordinary investors

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Richard Livingston Don't believe the fear mongering – the proposed changes to financial advice laws could save you thousands.

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TRUSTS

Providing a bit of extra help

Jess Mangan and sisters

Kate Jones Every parent worries about their child's financial future. But what if your child is disabled and incapable of managing their finances?

PLANNING

Five questions to ask a financial planner

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Mark Bouris People know they should see a financial adviser but often don’t know where to start.

YOUR QUESTIONS

A grand $3 million financial plan

A grand financial plan.

George Cochrane The family home can be sold within two years of death without any capital gains tax.

ASK NOEL

Tricky tax deduction claim is best left to the accountant

Noel Whittaker How do I deduct the interest on my mortgage when filling in my tax return for the redrawn amounts used to invest in shares?

EARNING AND LEARNING

Brushing up on your financial skills

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MONEY - Hal Palmer at his house in Chelmer, Qld.

Sylvia Pennington Understanding your financial situation, and improving it, requires some education and effort.

ASK NOEL

Bigger lump sum or decent pension?

Noel Whittaker What's the best pension plan with a big mortgage but a bad history of handling lump sums?

In case of heartbreak

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Barbara Drury The news that Olympian Grant Hackett is suing his former legal team over a botched prenuptial agreement has sent a shiver down the spine of the legal fraternity.

It's a legal maze, if you will

Anna Hacker.

David Potts Don't leave home without a credit card, nor depart this world without a will.

Carer's conundrum

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Sylvia Pennington Providing for disabled children after parents can no longer do so is a major problem for many families.

Super

Benefit disputes a fate worse than death

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Super As superannuation account balances grow, who gets the death benefit after you are gone is becoming more fraught, especially among those with complex family arrangements.

PLANNING

Step right up and do it yourself

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TINS OF PAINT AND PAINT BRUSH

John Collett Taking control of your retirement funds can be rewarding, but there are potential pitfalls.

Superannuation

Super industry gets out the claws, but happy with result

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Madeleine Heffernan Funds showed their muscle this week, and they've pledged to fight tooth and nail if any government makes changes they don't like.

MIXING MONEY

Finance the family way

Money story on blended families.

Sylvia Pennington French authorities were shocked to uncover a real version of fairy tale hell this week.