Four money saving tips for the new financial year

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 16:15

When we were younger our parents may have instilled the importance of good savings habits to attain those things that we really thought were worthwhile. As we go through adult life, we also know the importance of having a goal, such as saving for a home deposit, holiday or car. The need to save can retain its importance as the years go by and the challenge of retirement funding looms larger.

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How to budget for a baby

Friday, 01 July 2016 12:33

While Australia's birth rate isn't as high as it used to be, we still introduced nearly 300,000 new humans to our lives over the course of 20141. Starting a family is a huge step in your life - for many, they realise nothing is the same as soon as they decide to become parents.

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To renovate or to knock down and rebuild

Thursday, 30 June 2016 12:45

To renovate or knock down can be a difficult decision to make. You might love the area; you’re close to family and friends, and the market is heating up; so moving is out of the question. You might be left with two concrete options – to either renovate or to knock down and rebuild. Before making a split decision, there are a few factors you might want to contemplate before making a decision.

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Learn how to maximise your savings

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 15:58

Many of us may not have given that much thought about how to maximise our savings. When you have worked hard to save, it makes sense be smart about where you put your money.

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How to talk to your parent about their finances

Monday, 27 June 2016 13:16

Depending on your relationship with your parents, it may not always be easy to talk about finances with them. Just like you, they could be quite private about these types of matters and may question why you are asking. So how do you navigate the murky waters of a potentially awkward financial discussion with your mum or dad?

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Do you really need to own a car?

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 09:50

Buying and maintaining a car is an expensive business. We would all like to look cool in the latest BMW, Mercedes or Maserati but before you start scanning the car yards, think carefully about the cost of owning a vehicle.

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Should you buy, hire or rideshare a car?

Monday, 20 June 2016 16:40

You've just moved somewhere new; you're on a business trip or have just decided to go on holiday. Whatever the reason, you need a vehicle, and fast. There are a lot of options out there in terms of transportation, but which is best for your situation?

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