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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The three most common mistakes with a tax return

Monday, 18 July 2016 11:04

The end of the financial year has come and so has tax time. Sorting out your finances during the tax period can be an intricate and often complex process, but with some assistance and knowledge, you might be able to minimise your risk of making some common mistakes with your tax return.

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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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