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Saving for your first home without feeling overwhelmed

Thursday, 17 September 2015 10:52

Saving for your first home can sometimes seem as daunting as scaling Mount Everest. Lots of hard work over a long period of time with many challenges along the way. And whilst we can’t guarantee you heights of 28,000ft, the feeling of finally purchasing your own home is a pretty exhilarating experience.

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Is your home loan working as hard as you are?

Thursday, 17 September 2015 10:38

As the single biggest household expense, the cost of mortgages puts pressure on every other item of household spending. Now more than ever, it is critical to ensure you are getting the best deal on your home loan.

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Buying a new car? Plan ahead to make sure you get a great deal

Thursday, 17 September 2015 10:28

It is very easy to get carried away with the excitement of buying a new set of wheels. After all, next to a home it is probably the biggest purchase many of us will make. All the more reason to make sure that you get the best price possible on the car you want.  Before you hit the car yards, take the time to do some research, compare prices and work on your negotiating skills.

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Circular Economy founder to speak in Wollongong

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 15:03

 

The world is waking up to the fact that we cannot endlessly dig up resources, use them, and discard them as waste. But now imagine a system where all our resources are endlessly reused or harmlessly returned to the biosphere – waste could get consigned to the history books.

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I’ve got you under my skin

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 10:16

uberveillance (say “oohbuhvayluhns”) noun. an omnipresent electronic surveillance facilitated by technology that makes it possible to embed surveillance devices in the human body. (Term conceived by Dr. MG Michael)

Dr Katina Michael, an associate professor at the University of Wollongong, specialises in the socio-ethical implications of emerging technologies or ‘uberveillence’.

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Apartment Living – A Lifestyle Solution for First Home Buyers

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 17:21

Living in an apartment

First home buyers often get caught up in the notion that their first property purchase needs to be their dream home. The reality is that many people will purchase more than one property in their lifetime and apartment living may be just the ticket for you to get your foot in the door and it may even improve your lifestyle. Apartment living has long been the norm in Europe and by some accounts, the Europeans have lifestyle down pat.

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5 Things to Buy Second Hand and Save

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 17:01

Creating a beautiful home that is our cocoon from the world or enjoying our favourite leisure activities needn’t break the bank. Here are 5 things that you should consider buying second hand.

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