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How to break up with money

MELISSA Browne’s advice to get yourself in shape is not as hard as it sounds.

How to fast-track a home deposit

Harry Aznavoorian, 27, is buying his first home with help from his parents.

Housing conditions improve but deposits are still a stretch

Parents slacking on phone rules for kids

Australian parents are confused about setting healthy smartphone rules for their children, experts say, as two Apple shareholders demand the company takes action. Picture: Jack Tran

Australian parents struggling to set smartphone rules

Kind barbers offer 99 apprenticeships to youths

Teresa Reed and Danielle Hannah cut the hair of 1000 homeless people last year and they have a bigger plan for 2018. Photo: Marty Pouwelse

Two barbers are on a mission to offer 99 apprenticeships to youths

The Aussie making it big selling pies in Prague

Sydney expat Ashley McGlynn makes pies in Prague.

Sydney expat Ashley McGlynn introduces the meat pie to Prague

Woman’s big Tinder gamble pays off

Elva Carri, the CEO of Girlcrew.

Elva Carri created a social empire from changing her gender on Tinder

Power station workers donate $4k to Oaky North protestors

Andrew Lockwood pictured during one of the power station protests during the company's EBA negotiations.

Union members help coal mine workers near Mackay.

Bank chat reveals shocking home loan advice

A CHAT log has revealed a CBA sales agent offering some truly terrible financial advice to a first homebuyer, delivered with a smiley face.

Noel Whittaker says don't get beached by dream purchase

Be careful if you're thinking about buying a holiday house, warns Noel Whittaker

Noel Whittaker warns about holiday houses

Aussie kids scored $1.1b these holidays

The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ hands out more than $368 million during the Christmas holidays. Picture: iStock

AUSSIE kids have been raking it in thanks to the “Bank of Mum and Dad”.

How to avoid a debt trap

A stressed couple trying to work out how to manage their bills and household finances.

There are simple ways to ease money pain in 2018

New changes to how Australians bank their cash

Technology will play a key role in changing the way we bank this year.

It’s banking, but not as we know it: the big changes coming in 2018

Welfare cheats pocket billions in undeserved payments

Centrelink and Medicare offices at Dalby.

Families were overpaid the most at $1.2 billion in family tax benefits

Bitcoin ‘will come to a bad end’

Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway.

Billionaire Warren Buffett warns the recent bitcoin mania won't end well

The Coast man taking the music industry by storm

AFTER spending most of his musical career trying to organise gigs, Taran Croxton thought there had to be an easier way.

Apple battery scandal: You weren’t ‘paying attention’

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, centre, poses for a selfie with customers during the debut of the iPhone X. Picture: Justin Sullivan

The tech giant has apologised for deliberately slowing down iPhones

Solar firm wound up over debt claims

Two companies said the solar power installation firm owed them money. (File photo)

Companies say Wide Bay solar firm owes nearly $89,000

Facebook news feed change wipes billions off value

Facebook announced major changes to its newsfeed.

Mr Zuckerberg, who started Facebook in 2004 at age 19, still owns 17%

New postcode restrictions for home loans

HOME loan lending with the nation’s largest bank is about to get harder.

'Something badly wrong' with govt offer to retiring worker

Christoph Schnelle recently had a client who had to choose between a $400,000 lump sum or $37,000 pension for life from their government employer.

Pension choice angers business columnist Christoph Schnelle

Building your prosperity through property

People like investing in something they understand - everyone lives in a property - plus you can see, touch and perhaps even drive past the asset you own.

The three simple investing principles you have to know

OPINION: Fixation with coal starting to look like socialism

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison pictured holding a piece of coal during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra, in February.

Honestly, what is up with our politicians' preoccupation with coal?

OPINION: Pros, cons of once-sacred super fund

Can QSuper be recommended as a super fund? The answer is sometimes yes and sometimes definitely no.

Financial advisor Christoph Schnelle reviews QSuper

How to stop losing 'easy' sales

15/07/02 110966 Building industry, tradesmans toolbelt. Photo Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

There are things you can do to stop losing easy sales

Make the most of the new, flexible super rules

Putting a long-term financial plan in place to save for your retirement and take advantage of superannuation tax concessions could be one of the most valuable financial decisions you make.

Our business columnist offers insight into major changes

Internet savages new Nintendo product

WHEN Nintendo announced a new product it hoped would revolutionise gaming, it likely didn’t expect the world to react like this.

Amazon to launch $5 a month music service

Amazon has revealed plans to launch its Echo range of smart speakers in Australia, as used by David and Emily Bain, and their 20-month-old son Liam. Picture: Ian Currie

New Amazon speaker can also deliver Aussie cricket sledges

Uber $150 ‘cleaning fee scam’

An Uber driver charged Sydney customer Ebony the maximum $150 cleaning fee for a mystery mess she says she did not make.

Uber customer Ebony has warned of a “cleaning fee scam’

CES 2018: Best tech gadgets on the planet

Samsung’s new giant 146-inch TV can be used to create a ‘wall-sized’ display. Picture: John Locher/AP

Here’s the best of the world’s largest tech convention