Auctions vs private treaty: What works for buyers?

Thursday, 31 March 2016 12:02

So you're getting into the Australian property market. For many, it's part of that traditional Australian dream, but the way people attain their home ownership goals have changed a lot over the years.

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Do you have enough insurance cover?

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 14:20

How's your cover? On average, people are making more claims than ever before with the Australian Prudential and Regulatory Authority (APRA) noting that there was a gross $33.5 billion in claims made over the year to September 30, 20151. That's a 26.9 per cent increase on the year before.

But despite this, there can be gaps in people's insurance. So what are the types of insurance that are available, and do you need to go back over what you already have?

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Tips on managing your small business finances

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 12:46

Do you run your own business? As of June 2015, there were more than 2.1 million active businesses in Australia, from sole traders to large corporations1. But over the preceding year, Australian businesses had an exit rate of 12.4 per cent.

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A cheat sheet for marketing your small business

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 11:41

Knowing how to market your small business is an ongoing learning process. Depending on your small business, there are a number of ways you could use to generate awareness of your products or services.

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How do you choose the most suitable NBN plan?

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 10:57

How much do you want to spend on your internet? It could be one of the fundamentals of modern living, particularly if you are considering a high speed connection. One report found that for 31 per cent of renters, cable internet was the most important feature to have1.

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4 tips to buying your first home

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 10:37

Start looking

You’re happy with how your savings are tracking and you’re getting close to achieving your housing deposit goals. You may like to start looking at the market so you have a good indication of what you could potentially afford with your new mortgage. Keep in mind that you may need to make some compromises between the home you want and your budget. For example, you may decide that you are willing to forgo a third bedroom for two bigger bedrooms when comparing properties that are within your price range.

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Savvy ways to save as a student this semester

Monday, 14 March 2016 12:58

Studying at university can be academically and financially challenging as you attempt to navigate life on a student budget. Setting goals early may help avoid a mid-semester crisis that can end in toast dinners and two minute showers. The following tips could help you get on the road to managing your university sized budget more effectively.

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