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Mojo fits the short-term bill

I have my Mojo in an ING term deposit that matures in the near future. The only problem — ING has changed its rules and if I want to access my funds I need to give 31 days’ notice. Would...

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Alarm bells, not Jingle bells

We have a fairly risky building decision to make — should we use the equity we have in our family home to buy an apartment in the city off the plan? We have a home loan of $220,000 and a...

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Stay sharp after getting axed!

My husband was unexpectedly laid off and will receive six weeks’ redundancy pay. It may take a few months to find another job considering the job market and Christmas — great timing. We currently live off his wage and invest...

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83 with Half a Million to Blow

Dear Scott, I’m an 83-year-old widow, and I just earned approximately $500,000 from selling an investment property. I don’t have a pension but I do have a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card. How can I invest the money to provide me...

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Old … but not old enough

I’m a 64-year-old divorced woman who has just been made redundant, and my payout (perhaps my final paycheque ever) will be $96,000. I have $1,000 in the bank and $294,000 in super. Debt-wise, I have a $20,000 home loan and...

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