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Are you getting paid less than your co-workers?

Sometimes it just slips out and you realise with horror that a co-worker is on a very different pay rate than you. But what do you do next? We look at some of the options. more

The RBA
The RBA's shameful 2012

With the exception of May-June, the Reserve Bank has been behind the eight ball all year. Our hollowed out economy is paying the price and, with a timid cut expected today, will continue to do so well into 2013. more

Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue

While Kylie Minogue may not emote like Edith Piaf, or hold a note like Streisand she is still wildly successful with an estimated net worth of some 70 million dollars more

Employment up, but not by enough Employment up, but not by enough

Unemployment rate fell in November, but employment growth is not enough to prevent it heading higher - ABS.

ASX weaker at noon on jobless fall

Australian stocks are weaker at noon following a surprise fall in the nation's jobless rate.

Boeing boss to lead manufacturing group

Boeing Australia president Ian Thomas will head up the federal government's manufacturing leaders group.

$A higher on improved labour force data

The Australian dollar is slightly lower, after official data showed a falling monthly unemployment rate.

Unemployment drop surprises economists
Boral cuts 90 jobs in Geelong
Jobless rate falls to 5.2 per cent
Australian shares edge higher

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Home and property


  • Investment properties: Starting out
    Investment properties: Starting out

    When thinking of investing in property there are basic considerations you will need to plan around to get the most from your investment, choosing a Mortgage Broker

  • The end of a house price hiatus
    The end of a house price hiatus

    After 18 months of falls, house prices seem to have turned the corner in recent months. And with unemployment low and interest rates heading down, the outlook is favourable for more rises.

  • The art of the low offer
    The art of the low offer

    Learn the art of the low offer to get the very best value on your property purchase. Following these simple tips just might make that dream home affordable.

Managing money


  • Are you getting paid less than your co-workers?
    Are you getting paid less than your co-workers?

    Sometimes it just slips out and you realise with horror that a co-worker is on a very different pay rate than you. But what do you do next? We look at some of the options.

  • Raising kids, the money dimension
    Raising kids, the money dimension

    As far as wealth destruction goes, kids rank alongside, maybe even above, cars as a money-sucking tool. Literally, they cost as much to service as a DeLorean time machine from “Back To The …

  • Preparing for Christmas costs
    Preparing for Christmas costs

    The festive season is fast approaching, and while stores are already gearing up for the rush we look at a few simple ways to make sure your finances don't get overwhelmed.

  • Offers and deals
    Offers and deals

    BigPond Money Offers, providing a select range of interesting and well priced offers from around the net.

  • Blue chips underpin modest growth
    Blue chips underpin modest growth

    Despite a higher dollar and tough business conditions, many Australian blue chips delivered solid earnings and higher dividends.

  • DIY super funds humble the majors
    DIY super funds humble the majors

    Self managed super funds have captured half of the growth sector superannuation market. With the returns from DIY funds closely matching those of the professionals, self managed funds are …

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Key Stock Index Last Chng % Chng
All Ordinaries Index 4520.4 -7.64   -0.17  
S&P ASX 200 Index 4514.2 -6.2   -0.14  
Dow Jones In. Avg. 13034.49 82.71   0.63  
FTSE 100 5806.71 1.66   0.03  
Nasdaq Comp. 3010.24 -1.79   -0.06  
Hang Seng Index 22234.69 -36.22   -0.16  
Nikkei 500 Index 825.06 5.57   0.68  
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Credit and loans


  • How do you use your credit card?
    How do you use your credit card?

    How you use plastic changes with time and while upgrading your card to suit is important, above all you should be honest with yourself about how you use your credit cards.

  • Fixed rate madness
    Fixed rate madness

    To fix or not to fix? That is indeed the ultimate home loan question. But it's a question that can also induce panic, stress and general uncertainty.

Small business


  • Customers behaving badly
    Customers behaving badly

    While tradespeople have been trained in their trade, not all receive training in how to manage difficult customers while running a business. We look the options when customers behave badly.

  • Navigating investment channels
    Navigating investment channels

    Although securing investment has always posed challenges for SMEs, the tight economic climate has meant that the task is more daunting than ever.

  • Cash rate falls to 3 per cent
    Cash rate falls to 3 per cent

    As many commentators expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Board has decided to reduce the cash rate by 25 basis points to 3.0 per cent.

  • The RBA
    The RBA's shameful 2012

    With the exception of May-June, the Reserve Bank has been behind the eight ball all year. Our hollowed out economy is paying the price and, with a timid cut expected today, will continue …

  • Home loan calculator
    Home loan calculator

    Home loan calculator – Providing an estimate of how much you can borrow, taking into account income, family status, living expenses and interest rates.

 


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