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26/05/2020 · Approx. 2 min read  ·  Saving

Children and Finance It's never to early to start.

Children see money nearly every day, and as they become old enough to recognise the currency value on coins and notes they’ll want to start counting – be mindful that very small children and coins…

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1/01/2019 · Approx. 3 min read  ·  Saving

Financial resolutions for the New Year

Don’t get fuzzy Be bold and set clear goals. What’s been on your mind most this year? Credit card debts? Overspending? Wanting to save for a home? An underperforming super fund? The more you can narrow…

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27/12/2018 · Approx. 3 min read  ·  Budgeting

What is an offset account and how does it work?

What is an offset account? An offset account is a savings or transaction account that is linked to your home loan. The balance is ‘offset’ daily against your home loan balance – meaning it is subtracted…

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23/12/2018 · Approx. 3 min read  ·  Your next home

Renters vs. buyers - Who comes out ahead?

Recent research suggests it’s still better to buy  Two economists at Melbourne University, Dominic Crowley and Shuyun May Li, frustrated at being outbid at auction, decided to crunch the numbers. Their research paper asked if it…

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8/11/2018 · Approx. 3 min read  ·  Budgeting

How to create a budget that sticks!

3 reasons why budgets fail 1. Unrealistic expectations Sometimes we can be too enthusiastic when designing a budget. We volunteer to quit dining out altogether, going to the cinema or try to eliminate other activities that regularly…

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16/10/2018 · Approx. 4 min read  ·  Budgeting

Budget guide to home ownership

Buying your first home can be daunting – particularly when money is limited. However, even if you are on a budget there are ways to save and get the property you want with some sensible…

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