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New laws allow for any bank or investment account not used for three years to be automatically closed and the money transferred to the Federal Government.
Becoming smart about money and planning for the future should be a priority - here's how.
A RateCity analysis reveals that institutions have slashed savings rates by 0.30 percentage points on average, which is more than the RBA’s 0.25 percentage point cut.
Four money tips every woman should know, and which could help men too.
RateCity estimates that around one-quarter of deposit funds currently sit in low-interest-earning accounts, but could be earning up to 5 percent interest per annum.
Last calendar year, Australians spent $642 billion on general living expenses, according to ASIC's MoneySmart.
The average Australian household has $11,798 in their savings account – up 21 percent on last quarter and 37 percent more than a year ago.
The cost of living is up and saving can be hard. But we’ve done a few calculations and worked out that you could save up to $8000 a year and, surprisingly, it’s easier than you think.
Read on for our guide to raising money conscience children that will help mum and dad, too.
10 great ideas for reducing the cost of feeding the family and outsmarting supermarket marketing traps.
Are you hoping for a Valentine’s Day proposal – or planning one?
Less than one quarter of Australian adults feel they are well prepared to handle financial matters, research shows.
Australians are among the world’s top spenders on plastic surgery – ranking in 23rd position – with more than 100,000 procedures performed in 2011, a study reveals.
It’s a New Year and the festive season has left your bank account scant of savings, or worse, bloated with debt. So what do you do? Here’s our guide to getting on the right path to pay off debts, and start saving in 2013.
If cleaning out your fridge each week supplies you with a steady diet of frustration and guilt, as well a pain in the hip pocket, then consider this: Australians waste an estimated 4 million tonnes of food annually.
Can saving be as much fun as spending? Yes, if you adjust your thinking a little. Ultimately, saving allows you to spend later. If you think of saving as less of a chore and more as a goal-oriented achievement, it suddenly takes on a whole new meaning.
Women are more concerned than men when it comes to the health of their partner's bank account, with 45 percent of ladies admitting financial weakness is a relationship breaker, compared to one in three men.
There is around $17 billion in lost superannuation accounts and some of it could be yours.
It's the season for family gatherings, holiday shopping, and for some, marriage proposals. According to a survey by the Fairchild Bridal Group, which publishes Modern Bride magazine, 26 percent of marriage proposals happen in November and December.
The piggy bank might be a bit depleted, but you still want a holiday. And, judging by the results of recent surveys, you'll probably find a way to take one.
It was revealed this week that for every Australian that there are 10, $100 notes in circulation. You might be thinking, so what? But when you consider that there are only seven of the more commonly seen $20 notes for each Aussie, it becomes a bit of a head scratcher.
Australians are paying as much in vet bills for sick pets as it would cost them to buy a new car, research suggests.
There is $13 billion out there in unclaimed superannuation and some of it could be yours.
While many of us would have spent recent years in angst over money, research suggests that the number of Australians with more than $US1 million in investable assets, excluding the family home, has hit a high.
Forget tough economic times; Australians will spend around $850 million on cosmetic surgery this year, research suggests.