A different kind of egg for easter

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:06

On average, Australians eat around 5kg of chocolate every year*. That’s 30 blocks of Dairy Milk, or 30 Elegant Rabbits if that’s your preference. And if that’s not enough chocolate for you, estimates state that at Easter we increase our weekly consumption by over 50%. Hello, sugar high!

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When is the right time to teach your kids about money?

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:02

Do your kids think money comes from the ATM? Relax, you’re not alone. In a world where money is becoming more and more invisible it can be hard for kids to grasp the basic concepts of where money comes from, what you use it for and all the different ways you can ‘spend’, often without any actual cash changing hands. It can also be hard for them to realise that, for most of us, there is a limited amount of money available.  So when is the right time to teach your kids about money, and what do they need to know?

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5 reasons to open a savings account for your kids

Monday, 22 February 2016 15:03

You may already be putting money aside each week to help pay for your kids’ education, first car or wedding, perhaps all three. So why do they need their own savings account? Here are 5 things to consider.

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5 things to know before you start a small business

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 16:22

Is it a business or a hobby?

This is a critical question you should be asking yourself. As a business, you will ultimately function with a view to profit which will subsequently result in tax, insurance and legal obligations. A hobby is what you enjoy doing in your leisure time. For example, mountain biking, surfing, painting, writing, reading and visiting art galleries.

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Savings accounts for all students

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 12:41

Saving for your goals can be difficult at the best of times, let alone when you're studying. Leaving home for the first time and dealing with rent, student loans, university fees and other associated costs can make your first steps as a budgeter quite stressful.

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3 ways to organise your finances for 2016

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 11:56

How do you feel about your money? Are you concerned about your finances in the year to come? According to ASIC's latest Australian Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker, 58 per cent of people said they were confident when handling their money1. However, that still leaves nearly half of respondents who couldn't say the same.

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How to avoid the post-Christmas credit crunch

Feeling a little deflated now the Christmas tree has been stored and the tinsel packed away? Have you been hit with the reality of the new year, including a not-so-nice credit card bill?

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