Want to be independent in retirement? You might need to up your super contribution to 18 per cent

Peter Costello says Australians will not have enough money to be self-funded retirees if they rely solely on employer contributions to superannuation. One expert says you would need to contribute 18 per cent, nearly double the compulsory rate.

Your daily coffee could be one reason why you can’t get a loan

The scrutiny on borrowing is the toughest it's been, with banks and credit unions putting the daily spending habits of potential customers under the microscope — including things like your food deliveries and Afterpay purchases.

Solar customers falling victim to predatory tactics in unregulated industry, advocates warn

Solar panels have been installed on the rooftops of two million Australian households — but why are so many people left helpless when they run into a problem?