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New Australian Credit Requirements

Applying for credit cards, loans and mortgages just got a whole lot harder – or easier, depending on how good you are at making repayments. With amended privacy laws, new national credit reporting requirements have increased to allow lenders access to a much more information about a customer&r... Continue reading

Tags:  credit card payment,  mortgate repayment

How to Stay on Budget When you’re in Debt

All people should be taught the value of making a monthly personal budget. If handled properly, a good budgeting process can help people achieve their personal financial goals without an over-reliance on consumer debt (personal loans and credit cards). In some circumstances, people who fail to budge... Continue reading

Tags:  Budgeting,  how to get out of debt,  loan debt,  save money

Do I Really Need an Emergency Fund? Here are the Benefits

Roof leaking out of the blue? Car broken down in the middle of a highway? The unfortunate aspect of emergencies is that you never know when they are going to occur. These scenarios may consequently lead to you being hundreds OR even thousands of dollars out of pocket. However, an emergency fund coul... Continue reading

Tags:  debt relief,  debt advice,  consumer credit,  Budgetting,  financial freedom

How to Get Over Your Debt Hangover!

What is a Debt Hangover? With Australia now sitting at an all-time household debt high of over $1 trillion, it’s no surprise that the FCA (Financial Counselling Australia) headlined mortgage stress as a top contributor to Australia’s “debt hangover”. The CEO of FCA went on ... Continue reading

Tags:  debt advice,  Bankruptcy,  Debt help,  debt stress,  mortgage refinance,  reduce debts

The Assets That You Lose in Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy can be an effective debt relief solution, but there are real consequences. During bankruptcy, many of your assets are up for grabs and you can potentially lose everything from cash in your bank account to real estate, cars, and investments. A trustee appointed by the court to administer y... Continue reading

Tags:  debt collection,  control your debts,  Bankruptcy

Personal Debt Agreements Still on the Rise

Overall in Australia, and especially in Western Australia, personal debt agreements are on the rise. Traditional bankruptcies have also increased, but far less so than personal debt agreements. In Western Australia, personal debt agreements have increased nearly 30 percent, while bankruptcies have i... Continue reading

Tags:  Debt Agreement,  personal insolvency

Planning and Preparing for Retirement

As people head towards their late 50s or early 60s, they may be wondering about when it will be right for them to retire. The benefit of a compulsory superannuation scheme allows individuals to be somewhat prepared for this eventual outcome, whilst there are even cases of people who’ve been pl... Continue reading

Tags:  financial freedom,  financial plan

The Common Characteristics of Debt-Free People

Living a debt-free lifestyle means thinking simply, directly, and sometimes ever-so-slightly out of the box. It means taking on a new manner of thinking, and it means prioritising in a way that changes lives. Those who live a debt-free life share very specific characteristics. It’s no accident... Continue reading

Tags:  personal budget and finance,  control your debts,  Budgeting

Top 5 Saving Tips before the Christmas Season

With Christmas fast approaching, is it time to think about how to best spend your money? The holiday ritual of buying presents and consuming copious amounts of food results in huge spending for a lot of Australian households. It’s important to be prepared and not over-stretch yourself, because... Continue reading

Tags:  Creating A Budget,  control your debts,  Budgeting

Student Credit Cards Causing Risk of Bad Credit

Too Easy to Get a Credit Card? New research has found that almost a quarter of Australians have signed up to a credit card as a teenager. The accessible nature of attaining your own credit card has fuelled warning that without the right education or guidance, this could easily lead to a debt spiral... Continue reading

Tags:  debt advice,  credit cards,  cost of credit

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