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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Chris Reid and his wife Kathryn found a better home loan deal for their Brisbane home.


How to find a mortgage bargain

Are you the "ideal" mortgage borrower? If, so, lenders want your business.

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Where there's a will there's a way to save money.


10 ways to save money right now

Altering a couple of old habits and developing new ones could boost your family's savings significantly.

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December is a time when consumers are tempted to pile purchases on credit but the festive season could be less of a ...

Ten money saving tips for this Christmas

Australians plan to spend over $46 billion dollars in retail stores over the Christmas season and with this comes the pressure to buy that something special. Gift giving can be expensive, often leading to that dreaded credit card bill come January but it doesn't have to be that way.

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Going from two incomes to one after having a baby can be a shock.

How to cope when you switch to one income

What happens when your household goes from two incomes to one? This could be because you are having children, taking time off to study, dealing with medical issues or you've been retrenched.

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