5 Financial myths debunked

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 09:13

seek some clarity on some commonly held financial beliefs

Myth 1: It is better to own a home than to rent.

Home ownership is a very personal choice as the decision will depend on your unique set of goals. If you choose to rent, it can often be cheaper than owning your own home due to mortgage and maintenance costs1. By renting, you can generally rely on your landlord to maintain the property, for example; fixing leaky taps and blocked toilets2.

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A business banking borrowing walkthrough

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 13:12

A guide to small business borrowing

There are many businesses all around Australia that are in growth mode. However, growth can often cause strain on cash flow, as more resources are taken up to fund expansion. If your organisation, like so many others, is in a period of growth it may be helpful to have access to suitable business finance.

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How to manage share house finances

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 09:24

Share house arrangements are a brilliant way to get around issues caused by sky high rents and property prices. They can be a barrel of laughs, with a mate always down the hallway and the potential for a big night out with the flat mates on the weekend.

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Travel insurance: What to know

Australians are an intrepid bunch. In fact, 10 million of us travelled internationally in the year to August 20161. That's almost half of the country's population.

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How to keep your bank accounts healthy

Friday, 10 March 2017 09:28

Saving money by keeping bank accounts healthy

The start of a new year can often be stressful from a financial standpoint. It's a time for many people to look back on the previous 12 months, size up their income and their expenses and make important decisions about how to manage money better for the following year.

Have you started this process? If not, the following are a few tips that could help to prepare yourself and your bank accounts and help you reach your financial goals.

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Buying an engagement ring without breaking the bank

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 08:35

Now that you’ve decided to finally commit and put a ring on it, here are some tips to purchasing an item that may add some additional sparkle to your partners’ hand – without breaking the bank.

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Housing affordability tips

Thursday, 02 February 2017 12:58

In need of a light bulb moment given the current state of the housing market?

With property prices skyrocketing in certain parts of Australia, the likelihood of snagging a 3 bedroom home without cashing in a hefty inheritance or help from mum and dad, is getting slimmer and slimmer. But there are options available for first time property buyers.

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