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Personal Finance

Then & now: work, rest and pay

Age-of-retirement issues are still contentious as sweet civil service deals contrast with the predicament of our elderly poor, writes Jason Wordie.

Monday, 27 August, 2012, 12:08am

Chinese shoppers ready to go out and spend more

Optimism about job prospects and personal financial status helped keep confidence high among mainland consumers, who showed a greater willingness to spend in the first quarter, a survey has found.

23 May 2013 - 4:45am

Chinese 'more confident about retirement than Europeans'

A "squeezed generation" of middle-aged Europeans are convinced they are going to be poorer in retirement than their parents, according to a global survey that found the Chinese the most confident about their future and the French, Germans and Spanish the most pessimistic.

19 May 2013 - 7:09am

Letters to the Editor, April 14, 2013

Storm forecasting requires a fully multi-disciplinary approach including a good understanding of earth sciences, since we are dealing with interactions between components of the earth's systems.

14 Apr 2013 - 2:15am 1 comment

Break free from foreign tax shackles and embrace Hong Kong's low rate

We arrived in Hong Kong a few months ago. My partner's initial contract is for two years with another two likely after that. Do you have any personal finance tips for us, or comments on pitfalls to avoid?

25 Mar 2013 - 3:30am

Rich Russians flock to Cyprus to salvage their investments

They clustered in small groups on the plush couches dotted around the lounge of the Four Seasons hotel in the port city of Limassol. Nervous whispers and furtive glances revealed these were no ordinary tourists revelling in the sun on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

24 Mar 2013 - 9:16am

Poverty in old age a future we must avert

A new report by HSBC estimates that most people will spend 18 years in retirement, but says they have enough savings to fund only 10 of those years in comfort. It paints a grim picture of elderly retirees starting to run out of money just as their medical bills and care costs start to mount in earnest.

27 Feb 2013 - 4:55am

Smart Money

This site reviews everything, from electronics to appliances. If you use the search function and enter the term "personal finance" it will take you to a comprehensive, side-by-side review of 10 personal finance software packages, ranking on criteria such as ease of use and user support. It ranks the software on all the main criteria in an easy to read table, and also provides in-depth review of each software package.

4 Feb 2013 - 4:38am

Elderly abuse complaints rise 23pc, NGO says

Complaints about abuse of the elderly have risen by 23 per cent over the past three years, a welfare agency says - with most of the claims relating to children pocketing their parents' welfare payments.

The vice-executive director of Against Elderly Abuse, Selwyn Yu Ka-lung, said it handled 2,687 cases involving the elderly last year.

21 Jan 2013 - 4:59am

Smart Money

moneyning.com: This site draws about 500,000 unique visits a month. Bloggers discuss various ways to save, invest and live frugally. The editor admits he is not a financial planner, but focuses on two basic goals in building a solid net worth: make and save more.

21 Jan 2013 - 3:53am