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Will Bankruptcy Clear All My Debts?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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

7 Tips for a Debt-Free Christmas

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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

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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

Australia's New Credit Card Restrictions Protect Borrowers from Spiralling Debt

credit card restrictions protects borrowers

If you've heard about the changes to credit card rules that are being introduced this year in Australia, you might be wondering how they apply to you. The good news is that these reforms are designed to protect consumers by preventing banks, credit card companies and other lenders from using disrep... Continue reading

Tags:  Credit Card Debt,  Debt Advice,  Debt Management Tips

Don't Let Your Wedding Drive You into Debt

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Social pressure for 'Instagram perfect' weddings is leading many Australian couples to begin their married lives deep in debt. Overspending on the big day can have consequences many years down the line if you don't plan and budget carefully, especially if you're already struggling to pay off a mortg... Continue reading

Tags:  Debt Advice,  Debt Management Tips,  Family Budgeting

Should You Buy a Car When You're in Debt?

should you buy a car in debt?

If you're already in debt, adding a car loan to the pile could create problems if it means you might struggle to meet all your monthly payments on time. But sometimes, there's no avoiding it. Here are questions to ask yourself and steps you should take before making the big decision. Do you really... Continue reading

Tags:  Bad Debt,  Car Loan,  Debt Stress

5 Excuses That Keep People in Debt

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From mortgages and credit cards to student loans, nearly all Australians are in debt at some time in their lives, but it doesn't have to stay that way. While there can be many factors keeping you in the red, sometimes a change of attitude and adjusting your priorities can go a long way towards gett... Continue reading

Tags:  Bad Debt,  Debt Management Tips,  Debt Relief,  Debt Stress

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