Money magazine helps you manage your finances by cutting through the jargon to deliver clear and precise information to help you save money and make the most of your investments. Each issue, you'll enjoy credible, well-researched reports and expert commentary from some of Australia's most respected financial writers.
Letter of the month • Woman, rather than 'nice people', finish last
Game, set, match
What would be your dream side hustle?
In pursuit of a greater purpose • Long-time reader Sheila Cabacungan shares her personal finance insights
NEWS & VIEWS
NEWS & VIEWS
Electric bikes deliver the goods
NEED PAUL’S HELP?
Paul’s verdict: It seems crazy to give away 25c in each dollar • Putting extra money into super is a no-brainer
At 37, I’m starting my life again after a divorce
KNOW YOUR CREDIT SCORE • Find out how you rate 9 ways to stay on top of it Recover from a black mark
9 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR SCORE IN GREAT SHAPE
Back on track after a desperate decision
DID YOU KNOW?
How young people can increase their points
DID YOU KNOW?
GOOD DEBT, BAD DEBT, TERRIBLE DEBT
HOW A CREDIT CARD BALANCE TRANSFER CAN DAMAGE YOUR SCORE
Discover the power of ‘enough’ • There’s a simple way to escape the cycle of discontent that can plague our lives
Work through the tough times • Scared you might lose your home over missed mortgage repayments? Here’s how to manage an incredibly stressful time and avoid the worst-case scenario.
Where gender matters • Women can face a “pink tax” on a variety of purchases, but when it comes to insurance the picture is far from black and white
KNOW WHAT COVER YOU HAVE
Overcome the fear of loss • Risk aversion results in poor decision-making and lost opportunities
Three rules to better recognise opportunity and avoid falling victim to loss aversion:
5 ways to cut your tax bill • A little preparation can mean big savings if you claim the right expenses
Finances are put to the test • Parents need to plan ahead to get their children into “the right school”
HOW TO PLAY THE PROPERTY GAME
At home with disaster • As the impact of climate change intensifies, today’s property buyers need to keep an eye on the future
THE X FACTOR: INSURANCE COSTS SOAR
Dedicated to your job • A well-designed home office can add value as well as providing a quiet place where you can focus on your tasks
HOW MUCH IT COSTS
Stake your claim for a bonus • With the financial year ending, investors need to be on top of their paperwork
Need help? • Useful numbers and websites
Funds of knowledge • High costs put many people off seeking a financial planner, but super funds are keen to fill the gap by providing a free, basic service
Greater clarity for couples
How you can benefit
Give yourself the ultimate break • Thanks to its generous tax treatment, coupled with the power of compounding, superannuation is the ideal long-term investment
WHAT IS CHANGING?
SMALL SACRIFICE, BIG BENEFIT
IT’S WORTH WAITING FOR THE REWARD
The inflation we need to have • A shrinking global labour pool will demand better wages and conditions, pushing up prices
3 FUNDS TO WATCH
Winners in the takeover game • Fuelled by deep pools of money and low interest rates, mergers and acquisitions are set to continue. How do shareholders get...