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The three most common mistakes with a tax return

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 savings tips for the financial new year

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

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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Learn how to maximise your savings

Many of us may not have given that much thought about how to maximise our savings. When you have worked hard to save, it makes sense be smart about where you put your money.

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Five simple lifestyle adjustments to save you money

Do you keep a close eye on your household finances? One survey has shown that as many as 22 percent of households doesn't actually track their spending, particularly among blue collar and younger demographics1.

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How do you prepare your finances for marriage

Do you know anyone that proposed on Valentine’s Day? According to one survey, it's second only to Christmas Eve as the best time to pop the question1. Perhaps you've even taken the next big step yourself and are currently planning a wedding.

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How can you develop your finances for tomorrow?

What do you do with your money? Do you leave it in your transaction banking account, ready to use at any occasion? Or do you prefer to make something a little bigger happen? How we handle our finances can be important to our future - with savings forming the bedrock for purchasing property, investments and retirement.

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Savings accounts for all students

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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Three ways to organise your finances

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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IMB has a growing branch network throughout the Illawarra, Sydney, NSW South Coast, the ACT and Melbourne. We have a lending specialist in every branch and a team of mobile lending specialists who will come to you. IMB members enjoy access to free automated phone and internet banking and a team of professionals who are just a phone call away at our locally based call centre.

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