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How to fast-track a home deposit

SAVING enough money for a home deposit is still a big challenge despite improving housing and finance conditions. Here are some strategies that may help.

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

Cheesy Kyrgios marketing cheek backfires

Volleys' cringe Nick Kyrgios' ad campaign.

A cheeky dig at Nick Kyrgios and a full swipe at Nike has backfired

The sad demise of Aussie icons

Retail sales just aren't what they used to be at David Jones. Picture: Rob/Maccoll

They are Australian icons, but are headed the way of the video store

Five steps to a financially stable life

Paul Clitheroe details his commonsense tips for a life free of financial stress

Bank chat reveals shocking home loan advice

West Hobart homes, one of the city’s many suburbs were finding a rental property is nearly impossible. Picture: ROGER LOVELL

"This is a housing market built on stimulus."

Popular Gympie supermarket to close its doors next month

A Gympie supermarket will close its doors for 10 days next month,

The supermarket will remain closed for 10 days

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

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

'Bloody shocking': Ipswich tenants' two-year NBN fail

WAITING: Ipswich Trades Hall secretary and treasurer Brian Hall has had difficulty connecting the building to the National Broadband Network.

The building's internet is supposed to be straight from the future

'Heads before hearts' on Sekisui development

OPINION: Regrettably, if Sekisui's Yaroomba development is a test of how far we have come, then there is a strong likelihood we may be failing.

New postcode restrictions for home loans

The Commbank has announced a range of changes to make it tougher for borrowers.

Home loan customers will be forced to come up with fatter deposits

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?

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

Madness that allowed foreign workers a foot in the door

Sparks fly as a sheet metal worker fabricates a piece of mining equipment at Mastermyne Engineering.   Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

That is what the 457 visa program had become - a madness

Company tax cuts just one aspect

Government senators seem happy with themselves during a debate on the Company Tax Bill on March 31.

Are the benefits worth it in the long term?

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