JO HARTLEY No one can deny that raising children is an expensive business. Is the rising cost causing people to reevaluate whether or not they can afford to add to their families?
Cosima Marriner For recovering workaholics, the risk of crossing the line back into unhealthy work habits lurks.
Lucy Macken Cate Blanchett and her husband, Sydney Theatre Company artistic director Andrew Upton, have spent nearly $2million on a waterfront apartment in Elizabeth Bay.
Sooner or later, you may need to dip into funds for an unexpected emergency. Whether your car breaks down or your laptop goes on the blink or worse still, you find yourself without a job, money set aside for a ''rainy day'' will help you keep your head above water.
Cassy Small As parents we’d do anything in our power to protect and provide for our children. That’s why writing your will should stop lingering on your to-do list.
Jill Stark By his own admission, Pete Lynagh was ''completely shallow''. Picking up women was his thing. Weekends were a blur of parties, clubs and one-night stands.
Karen Hardy There aren't too many 14 year olds who would knock back an easy $2000 but Harley Russo did just that on Wednesday, preferring instead to hold on to the first coin minted in 2014.
Claudia Buck There are bullies on the playground, in the classroom and at the office. Or perhaps right beside you at home.
Martin Hawes Many of us try to use a new year to make the changes that we know we need to make, here's some advice on how to make sure your changes stick.
JUSTINE DAVIES The intention to plan ahead for next Christmas tends to fall by the wayside at around the same time as the January credit card statement arrives in the mail but next year can be different with these tips to take the pressure off.
JULIA TEEN More and more families this year are pulling back on excessive gift giving to teach children the real messages of Christmas.
ANTONIA KIDMAN Antonia Kidman had wanted to study a degree for years but time, kids and circumstances got in the way, until she finally found a way to make study work for her.
Beverly Parungao Do designer clothing rental services encourage materialism in children?
Rosie Murray-West Parents may end up paying a hefty price if they don't ensure that presents for their children have the right caps and blocks in place.
Melissa Browne I believe everyone has their own ''money messages'' they carry around with them.
Christine Long More and more people are embracing a global movement that says what's mine is yours.
Kathy Sundstrom An angry mother has sought legal advice after her seven-year-old son was "scarred for life" climbing the HMAS Brisbane memorial at Alexandra Headland.
Lisa Bryant Women are a pesky gender. They are going along, doing their bit for the economy and being productive members of the workforce and then boom.
Richard Glover In helping your child buy a property or buying it for them are you also taking something from them?
Darren Gray Should supermarkets have a designated Australian-only aisle, or aisles, to make supporting our farmers and companies easier?
Sarah MacDonald Sarah MacDonald on how excessive wealth can ruin children’s lives.
Nina Hendy Bringing the kids to work often proves a challenge for parents and workplaces alike.
Sandy Smith If you think building your own house is a passport to getting your dream home, think again.
Nicole Elphick Here are seven smart steps you should take towards building up a healthy super.
Nicole Elphick How single mother Jack Monroe became the face of austerity blogging, and quite possibly, a revolution.
Matt Wade, Caroline Zielinski Kai Van Lieshout is just 11, but he is already on his way to becoming a pet-food millionaire.
JUSTINE DAVIES Stores are likely to have their Christmas decorations up and their carols on the loudspeakers any day now, making it a great time to start saving money for Christmas - here are five easy ways to make it happen.
Julia Baird This election campaign has officially pitched tents in Topsy Turvy Land. One candidate after the other has backflipped, redoubled and channelled their spiritual opposite for the purposes of sport and spin.
Sylvia Pennington meets two families who have become adept at making ends meet with only one pay packet.