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Saving for your children's education

29 May 2012 | The cost of putting your child through school has increased by 70% over the past 10 years.   More »

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CHOICE guide to DIY super

12 May 2008 | Setting up your own super fund can give you control and flexibility but it’s also risky. If your accountant or financial planner recommends it make sure it really will give you the best deal before you jump.  More »

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CHOICE guide to buying shares

23 Mar 2009 | Despite the market hitting a five-year low, the worst may not be over, with further ups and downs likely in this volatile economic environment.  More »

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Managed funds buying guide

20 Feb 2007 | Based on the type of fund you choose (for example: shares, property and/or cash), the fund manager decides which assets to invest in.  More »

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Wraps and master trusts

01 Mar 2008 | Wraps and master trusts dominate as one-stop-shops for accessing a wider range of investments.   More »

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Options trading seminars

15 Sep 2009 | Options trading is promoted as a "high profit and low risk" strategy to make money. It sounds great, especially if you believe the claims.   More »

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Guide to selling your property

21 Sep 2007 | Who should you believe when you ask agents to assess your property’s value?   More »

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Super in a volatile environment

12 May 2008 | Your June statement might show the worst return in years. Will you have enough money to retire? Should you switch investment options to manage stockmarket risks?   More »

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Ethical investing guide

26 Aug 2007 | State governments' super funds are investing millions of dollars of their employees’ super in gambling, cigarette and oil companies?   More »

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Retirement villages

24 Feb 2011 | CHOICE's research indicates that a lot of residents become disappointed with their decision to move to a village.   More »

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Are you paying too much in fees for your superannuation fund?

Comparing superannuation funds

07 Apr 2014 | You could be paying fees up to $1245 each year on a $50,000 superannuation nest egg. CHOICE outlines your best super fund options and explains how to beat the super fee slugs.  More »

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MySuper rollout

09 Sep 2013 | MySuper is here to make superannuation less confusing and more transparent for average Australians  More »

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ASIC's new rules

29 Apr 2013 | The government regulator has been making moves that could not only straighten out the finance sector but also make life easier for consumers.  More »

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Do you need a wrap fund?

12 Oct 2012 | Choose a wrap fund that will comply with FoFA requirements, or charges fees for specific services that are clearly outlined in the agreement between you and your adviser.  More »

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Superannuation for women

26 Sep 2012 | Despite the advances in equitable pay, women face a number of hurdles if they want to grow their superannuation independently.   More »

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Saving for your children's education

29 May 2012 | The cost of putting your child through school has increased by 70% over the past 10 years.   More »

Protect your super

Future-proof your super

21 Feb 2012 | With the Euro zone and US economy looking shaky, what’s left of your super nest egg may once again be out on a limb.  More »

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Real estate's influence on newspapers

19 Oct 2011 | Where does advertising end and editorial begin in the murky grey area between the glossy snapshots and auction listings?  More »

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Demystifying financial advice

26 Sep 2011 | CHOICE has been calling for an overhaul of the financial services industry for more than 20 years. The federal government's Future of Financial Advice(FOFA) reforms will hopefully resolve some of the issues.   More »

Retirement-villages

Retirement villages

24 Feb 2011 | CHOICE's research indicates that a lot of residents become disappointed with their decision to move to a village.   More »

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