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Buying your first home

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 10:45

Bessie Hassan from finder.com.au helps take the stress out of the first home buying process and talks through the steps to getting your first home and how you can get into the market sooner.

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Untangling the jargon and reviewing your home loan

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 10:19

Canstar’s Stephen Mickenbecker busts some home loan jargon by explaining the meaning of some of the common terms used when talking home lending. Stephen also gives some tips on how to review your home loan.

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How to help adult kids flee the nest

Thursday, 28 July 2016 12:08

Moving out of home can a big step in your kids’ lives and can often be considered a milestone in transitioning from childhood to adulthood. It is also a good time to have a casual chat with your adult child about how to live as an independent person. This could help with setting expectations about how much you’re willing to help out now and in the future and set healthy boundaries. Here are a few essential tips to help make the transition less stressful for everyone.

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Four easy money saving tips

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 14:58

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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What are the hidden costs of housing

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 11:00

The costs for housing may not be as expected

Whether you have taken out a home loan and bought property or moved into your first rental, there are likely to be some ongoing costs. Managing these costs can be part and parcel of being independent with your money, and this could mean making sure you have everything covered.

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Choosing or designing the right home for you

Friday, 22 July 2016 15:21

Searching for the right home

Choosing or designing the perfect home can be far more than simply writing up a list of wants. Even if you had an unlimited supply of home financing, you could still end up with a home that isn't the right one for you.

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Cash payment vs Personal Car Loans vs Dealer Finance - What Comes out On Top?

Friday, 22 July 2016 10:34

When it comes to buying a new set of wheels, it might be easy to get carried away with the excitement – after all, next to a home, it could be one of the biggest purchases many people will make.

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