Insider Tips

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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Changes to the Age Pension

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 11:51

What is changing?

The Federal Government has made changes to the Assets test for those receiving a Centrelink pension, including the Age Pension. Therefore, depending on the level of your investable assets, your pension payments may be less. According to the Federal Government, if you have not received a letter informing you that your pension has changed, it will remain the same.

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5 great caravanning road trips you can enjoy across Australia

Friday, 16 December 2016 11:13

Road trip destinations around Australia

If you're looking for a way to enjoy an extended holiday and take in all the sights Australia has to offer, there are few better ways to do it than in a caravan. Whether you're among friends, with family or simply enjoying some time to yourself, a caravan can make it easier to travel the country, see a wide range of spectacles and, when you're done for the day, pull over and rest comfortably for the night.

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