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Am I Responsible for Someone Else's Debt?

am i responsible for someone else's debt

Many people worry that getting married, being in a long-term relationship or the death of a spouse means they will be liable for their partner's debt. This is not the case, but there can be certain situations where you agree to share or take on all the responsibility. If creditors are demanding tha... Continue reading

Tags:  Credit Card Debt,  Debt Advice,  Debt Management Tips,  Family Budgeting,  Financial Plan

Should I Take Out a Loan to Pay Off My Credit Card?

Should I Take Out a Loan to Pay Off My Credit Card

Australians owe around $45 billion in total credit card debt. Many people are trapped in a vicious cycle of debt with cards charging interest as high as 20%. If you're struggling under the weight of debt, paying off your credit card with a personal loan at lower interest could leave you better off,... Continue reading

Tags:  Credit Card Debt,  Debt Relief,  Personal Debt Management,  Personal Loan

Will Bankruptcy Clear All My Debts?

what does bankruptcy mean

If you're trapped under a mountain of debt that you can't repay and being hassled by debt collectors, bankruptcy may seem like an attractive solution for wiping the slate clean. However, like any major decision, it needs to be researched carefully to make sure you know the risks. When you go bankru... Continue reading

Tags:  Bad Debt,  Bankruptcy,  Car Loan,  Credit Card Debt,  Home Loan,  Loans,  Personal Loan

Good Debt vs. Bad Debt: What Type Do You Have?

what type of debt do i have

No one likes to be in debt, but debt is a necessary fact of life for most Australians. Whether you're buying a home, going to university or starting a business, loans are often the only way to access the urgent finance you need to move forward in life. On the other hand, some types of debt can be l... Continue reading

Tags:  Bad Debt,  Personal Debt Management

Credit Card vs. Personal Loan: Which Is More Affordable?

credit card or personal loan

Whether it's paying for a holiday or Christmas gifts, Aussies are prone to reach for their credit cards when they need some extra cash. According to data from the Reserve Bank of Australia and Finder.com.au, the nation spent a total of $29.7 billion on credit cards in December 2018 alone, or $1,863... Continue reading

Tags:  Credit Card Debt,  Debt Management Tips,  Personal Debt Management,  Personal Loan

Do You Have These Bad Credit Card Habits?

bad credit card habits

Most Aussies use their credit cards unwisely, according to a recent survey of 1,000 credit card holders by Members Equity Bank. 70% of people admitted to at least 3 out of 7 common bad habits that can lead to expensive charges, higher interest rates and spiralling credit card debt. For Millennials ... Continue reading

Tags:  Credit Card Debt,  Debt Management Tips

How to Avoid 'Debt Lag' when Travelling Abroad

avoiding debt whilst travelling

For many Australians, a relaxing holiday is followed up by stressful debt repayments when they arrive back home, as they struggle to pay off the loans and credit cards used to fund their trips away. If you don't want your holiday spending to spoil the rest of your year, following these 5 tips could... Continue reading

Tags:  Debt Advice,  Debt Management Tips

7 Common Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid

preventing mortgage mistakes

The downturn in Australia's housing market is causing uncertainty for many first-time buyers and existing homeowners. Whether you're entering the property market for the first time or struggling to keep on top of your mortgage, learning from other homeowners' mistakes could mean you avoid making th... Continue reading

Tags:  Debt Advice,  Mortgate Repayment,  Mortgate Stress

7 Tips for a Debt-Free Christmas

debt free christmas

If you're already struggling with debt, Christmas can be the most stressful time of the year, especially if you feel pressured to buy gifts you can't afford and run up even more debt. According to the National Retail Association (NRA), Australians spend more than $1 billion a day on Christmas shopp... Continue reading

Tags:  Budgeting,  Debt Advice,  Debt Agreement,  Debt Management Tips,  Financial Plan

How to Cope with Record Household Debt

household debt

While many developed countries have seen debt levels declining in the decade since the global financial crisis, Australia's personal debt is today among the highest in the world compared to GDP. According to the latest OECD data for 2016, Australians owe a combined $2 trillion of personal debt, wit... Continue reading

Tags:  Home Loan,  Mortgate Repayment,  Mortgate Stress,  Personal Debt Management,  Personal Loan

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