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Comprehensive Credit Reporting Australia

Are you ready for comprehensive credit reporting? From 1st July 2018, all of Australia's big banks are required to provide more information about their customers' spending and saving habits. This allows lenders to see a more detailed account of your credit history, both positive and negative. ... Continue reading

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7 Budgeting Tips for New Parents

budgeting tips for new parents

Having a child is a life-changing experience, and that extends to your finances. New estimates from the Australian Institute of Family Studies put the cost of raising a child at $170 per week for a low-income family ($680 per month) when you add up food, clothing, school and other expenses needed fo... Continue reading

Tags:  Budgeting,  Family Budgeting

Australia's Household Debt Hits Record High – and Still Climbing

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Australia's household debt-to-income ratio now exceeds 200 percent, making it one of the highest in the developed world. This means that the average Australian family owes more than twice as much in debt as it earns from wages and other sources of income. Total consumer debt is now around $2.47 mil... Continue reading

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Is Now the Time to Refinance Your Mortgage?

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With house prices continuing to drop across Australia and lenders competing to offer the lowest interest rates, now could be a good time to secure a new home loan before the inevitable price hike. Switching your mortgage could save you thousands of dollars or give you more flexibility, but this is ... Continue reading

Tags:  Mortgate Repayment

New Year's Resolution – Becoming Debt Free

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For many people, the New Year can be a powerful motivator to make positive changes in their lives – as long as you set realistic targets that you know you can actually stick to. Resolutions tend to focus on health and lifestyle changes, which is great, but you shouldn't miss the chance to g... Continue reading

Tags:  Budgeting,  Consolidation,  Refinance Debt

5 Things that Financially Successful Individuals Do

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Financial security may seem like something that you can only dream about achieving. However, there are several things that financially successful people do that has allowed them to obtain this goal – and you can get there too by following their advice. Here are the 5 things that financially... Continue reading

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How to Save Money this Holiday Season

Christmas budget

The holiday season is among the more expensive times of the year for many people. After all, you may spend a modest fortune on holiday gifts, seasonal foods, travel, special events and more. With the holidays approaching, you might already be feeling the financial strain associated with these and ot... Continue reading

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2 Main Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

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Is your credit score not looking too great at the moment? From getting loan rejections to rejected credit card increases - the plethora of disadvantages associated with a bad credit score can often be difficult to deal with. To see how we can improve credit score, let’s first take a look at th... Continue reading

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Paying Off Debt vs. Saving for Emergencies

saving for emegencies

It is often hard to choose between paying off a debt and saving for emergencies. This brings us to the age old question – “Should I save up or pay off my debts first?” To answer this question, let’s look at the pros of both sides of the argument. In Favour Of Paying Off De... Continue reading

Tags:  Debt Management Tips

How To Save Up For A Vacation!

Family on a Vacation

Longing to go on vacation but still have debts to pay? Everyone needs and deserves a vacation once in a while to relax, rest and rejuvenate. But sometimes financial stress can make it hard to save up for a vacation and cause you to put it off altogether. But don’t fret! Here are some ways you ... Continue reading

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