Changes to the national insurance tax for self-employed people was one of the most controversial parts of the 2017 spring budget.
Labor's Jenny Macklin said that under a Coalition proposal, Australia would have the highest pension age in the developed world. Is that right?
A future of trade wars and isolationism will not solve the grand challenges which are dragging down fragile economies.
Pension fund managers must consider environmental, social and governance issues when making investment decisions. The student funding crisis is a perfect example of a social issue.
Financial reforms have given us a greater role in saving for retirement. Alas we're not very good at it.
Senator Jacqui Lambie told Q&A that a third of Australian age pensioners are living below the poverty line and that it's estimated to rise to two-thirds within five years. Is that right?
Will MPs make an example of the BHS owners or create a moral hazard that dents welfare reforms?
When a High Street stalwart falls by the wayside, don't rush to mourn the slow death of town centre shopping.
A closer look at the terms and conditions of the budget's flagship scheme for savers shows it won't benefit everyone.
Pensions reform is badly needed in the UK – but the realities of work in the 21st century are often ignored.
Turning 65 in 2016 doesn't mean the same thing as hitting 65 in 1916. So why are we still using a population aging measure that was developed a century ago?
South Africa's finance minister delivered a good mix of macro and micro-economic strategies to ensure the country survives economic uncertainty, restores confidence and achieves some growth.
Germany's oddly slapdash way of managing welfare for the elderly is pricking the bubble of economic stability.
Investors are encouraged to make bad financial decisions from the way that saving products are marketed. New research shows that fixing this is a can of ugly worms.
How today's policy around savings and pensions has worrying echoes of failed 19th century approaches.
Baby boomers have benefited from a golden age in pensions that that will almost certainly never return.
Let's face facts. Behavioural finance shows you are not to be trusted with your retirement planning.
A "triple lock" election commitment to keep taxes down is just pushing the pursuit of revenue into other areas -- with the threat of more to come.
Instant reaction from academics as George Osborne delivers his post-election budget.
In a system where the age pension is designed to be needs-based, a strong asset test seems like an appropriate tax on the practice of bequeathing assets like superannuation to the next generation.