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To catch a thief
Letter of the month
What's the first ‘fun' thing you'd buy if you won the lottery?
Take the heat out of energy bills • If you shop around, you could score a better deal, as well as government sweeteners
Shortages, rising rates hit home
High rents widen the class gap
PODCAST OF THE MONTH
Domestic fares start to descend
Home values stabilise
High hopes for long-term shares outlook
HOLD TELSTRA (TLS) The Intelligent Investor James Carlisle
Road to a clean, green future
Fact file • Founder of fuel company LINE Hydrogen, which aims to supply green fuel to power heavy vehicles. Age 50. Lives in Canberra.
Think carefully before buying a rural block of land • Michelle is receiving a $160k inheritance from her mother
More chance of getting hit by an asteroid • Daniel wonders whether his money really is safe in super and the bank
Generous 50% discount will cut the tax bill • Mark needs to know how to calculate CGT on a jointly owned property
Shares could provide better long-term returns • Sean is looking for a way to avoid “brutal” tax on young son's savings
Selling the property gives you more lifestyle options • William is disappointed by the performance of his investment
How to power your house with a car
Make the most of your assets to improve your lifestyle • Consider tapping into your super and the home equity scheme
ACTION PLAN How to fight rising costs
Whatever your age, there are ways to remain in control • Soaring inflation has made life tougher, but there's no need to cop it lying down
FOOD, PETROL, HOLIDAYS … WHERE THE SAVINGS CAN BE MADE • Maybe it's time to take a good, hard look at where you can cut costs
Less is more for a frugal life • The key to living a sustainable lifestyle is to know how much you are spending and where you are spending it
When debt is a drag • Overspending can be a recipe for unhappiness
In the line of FIREs • Here are nine key FIRE savings strategies:
Keep your nose in front • Your money may be safe in a term deposit, but with inflation nearing 8%, its value is going backwards
Stocks to keep on the radar as inflation eases • Opportunities will open up for investors who are willing to watch and wait
When the pain is expected to ease • Interest rates may start falling sooner than many people – including the Reserve Bank – expect
Young generations hit hard • In “limbo land”, there is little help for those who are struggling
It's taking a financial and emotional toll
Price of good health • A record number of Aussies are taking out private cover, but for others the cost outweighs the benefits
Safety net comes in handy
Take out cover to avoid the surcharge
Beware the high cost of an ambulance trip
Is it worth self-insuring and what are the pitfalls?
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COSTS VARY, BUT MAKE SURE YOU GET VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY • Luke Smith answers Money's questions
Safety comes first for our savings • Happily, Australia has robust regulations to reduce the risk of bank...