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Analysts say Woolworths' turnaround under CEO Brad Banducci will take longer and cost more than expected.

Woolworths now cheaper than Coles

Woolworths and Coles are still more expensive than Aldi, but the gap has fallen sharply as the big chains invest more than $1 billion into shelf prices.

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Save on winter heating

Winter officially arrives this week and many households will be worried about the cost of keeping warm.

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Different countries, different house rules.

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5 ways to pay off the mortgage super quick

Stories about people who pay off sizeable home loans in record time are always talked about – but what are some of the tricks to making this happen?

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Counting the cost: Childcare workers say their contribution to society is under-valued.

What does Budget 2016 mean for families?

Families will find little joy in Scott Morrison's 2016 budget, with childcare subsidies pushed back to 2018 and paid parental leave entitlements left in limbo.

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Rich or poor, how do you stack up?

Are you as well off as you think you are, or are you just average? Compare yourself to the rest of Australia with our income calculator.

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Jill and David O'Connell in Albury with their daughters Lilah, 6, and Eden, 4.

Meet the families leaving the big smoke

Moving to a country town can seem like an attractive alternative to stratospheric real estate prices and high stress living in the city, but are there hidden costs involved?

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WA researchers have developed a new drug to treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a rare muscle wasting disease.

Best and worst health insurers revealed

The worst private health insurers have been revealed by a new analysis that shows some of the leading insurers including Medibank and NIB are not the most generous of all.

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Rochelle and Gavin Franks with baby Raphael. Rochelle is reviewing their private health insurance.

How to beat health insurance price hikes

People with private health insurance will be hit from April 1 with another round of big premium rises, but there are ways for policyholders to ease the hip-pocket pain.

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