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Avoiding the interest rate hike domino effect

When one bank hikes its interest rates, the rest usually follow one after the other like dominos. Here’s how to avoid getting caught up in the chain reaction.

Is it better to buy an investment property or home first?

There’s a lot to consider when buying an investment property or home, especially for the first time. Have you been saving for a long time and feel ready to get into the property market? Maybe you’re considering buying a home to live in or investing in a property you can rent out to somebody else. […]

Putting the property price dip into perspective

Sure, the value of the average Australian home may have fallen for nine consecutive months, but it’s far from doom and gloom. Let’s put it all in a bit of perspective.

Four simple ways to increase your property’s resale value

Everyone dreams of investing in a home or business that will fetch them more money than they originally bought it for. Here’s how to roll-up your sleeves and get started.

The rise of the gig economy and side gigs (thanks to technology)

Chances are you either have a side gig (a way to make money on the side of your usual job), want to have one, or you benefit from someone else’s. While the gig economy has been bubbling away in the background for a while now, it continues to be on the rise, and people are […]

Get your new financial year game on

A new financial year is always a good time to review your finances and make sure they are in good shape. You’ll be starting this coming financial year wearing a confident grin with this list of eight things to do now to get new financial year ready. 1. Check in on your goals There’s no […]

Watch out for tax scams

The end of the financial year will likely bring the usual wave of scams. Here’s what to watch for. The Federal Budget is behind us, and amid the celebrations over tax cuts (around $500 annually for low to middle income earners), now is the time to be mindful of scammers pretending to be from government […]

How to deal with financial stress

– nearly 1 in 3 affected Close to one in three Aussies is feeling the pinch financially, with money worries reportedly leading to sleep loss, conflicts in relationships, isolation, as well as a range of other things.i These were the findings from the inaugural Financial Stress Index, compiled by global research firm CoreData on behalf […]

Covering the cost of your kids’ education

Education is expensive. Particularly if we’re talking secondary school and university. Everyone wants the best for children – that’s a given. Invariably, though, it comes at a cost, and I’m not just talking outright dollar value. There are often implications on family lifestyle and, more pertinently, retirement. Let’s say you’re in your Forties and have […]

Money saving tips for your wedding

Many of us have been fantasising about our dream wedding for a long time, but that doesn’t magically make us all millionaires. How do you save money but still get the wedding you’ve been planning in your head all these years? We’re here to help you with some tips on cutting costs for the big […]

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