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  • Who stole your weekend?
    Who stole your weekend?

    Commentators are spruiking the idea of an IR 'assault' on our weekends but the reality is Australia's productivity is a disaster and it's a good thing workers can be flexible.  More >

  • Sizing up DJs' online solution
    Sizing up DJs' online solution

    A comparison with overseas retailers shows just how far David Jones is lagging in the online sector and how its deal with IBM looks like a first and last-ditch effort to get it right.  More >

  • Time to borrow to invest
    Time to borrow to invest

    Look, forget the hysteria. Debt is a tool. Used by the wrong people, it can be dangerous. Used to buy the wrong assets, it can be fatal. But used correctly...  More >

  • Who stole your weekend?
    Who stole your weekend?

    Commentators are spruiking the idea of an IR 'assault' on our weekends but the reality is Australia's productivity is a disaster and it's a good thing workers can be flexible.

  • Sizing up DJs
    Sizing up DJs' online solution

    A comparison with overseas retailers shows just how far David Jones is lagging in the online sector and how its deal with IBM looks like a first and last-ditch effort to get it right.

  • Starting a portfolio, the first five stocks
    Starting a portfolio, the first five stocks

    It’s important to remember that shares ain’t shares. We look at five shares Gen X investors should consider if starting a share portfolio.

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  • Super vs mortgage – and the winner is...
    Super vs mortgage – and the winner is...

    The pros and cons of paying more off your mortgage or diverting it into super needs to be weighed up, but with both strategies the winner could be your financial future.

  • Is SMSF-lite for you?
    Is SMSF-lite for you?

    Having some features of an SMSF within an industry fund might suit some investors.

  • Annuities, peace of mind at a cost
    Annuities, peace of mind at a cost

    For some the risk of another sharemarket crash has redirected attention to the possibility of a guaranteed income in retirement, taking the form of an annuity.

  • Find the right financial adviser
    Find the right financial adviser

    Five things you must ask your future financial adviser before saying the big “I do".

  • It is never too late to grow your wealth
    It is never too late to grow your wealth

    Youthful ambitions of sporting celebrity eventually pass but financial dreams go on. But how bad do you want it? What are you prepared to sacrifice?

  • Time to borrow to invest
    Time to borrow to invest

    Look, forget the hysteria. Debt is a tool. Used by the wrong people, it can be dangerous. Used to buy the wrong assets, it can be fatal. But used correctly...

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  • Buying gold
    Buying gold

    There is something very powerful about gold & with all the economic gloom & uncertainty in the markets it is little wonder it looks more attractive than ever.

  • What should you collect?
    What should you collect?

    Watches, cereal boxes, robots, band-aids, sports cards, vintage photos, comics... all serious collectibles. But to make money you need to follow some simple rules.

  • Collecting cars for fun and profit
    Collecting cars for fun and profit

    Cars resonate with a lot of collectors. Where else can fun and the potential for profit mix so well. We look at how to start collecting and how to do it well.

 


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