Category: Personal

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What kind of money parent are you?

September 23, 2019

Many parents approach the topic of money differently, but could your way of doing things influence your kids’ success? The majority of Aussie mums and dads recognise that they’re accountable when it comes to shaping their children’s perspective around money matters. A recent report published by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), revealed parents […]

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Why people choose the wrong credit card

August 12, 2019

According to recent findings, three out of five Aussie customers are not receiving any financial benefits from having a credit card. It’s long been suspected that for many people, the humble credit card is a pretty poor financial product, which can end up costing far more than it returns in benefits. Now we have a bit more […]

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How to adult – a quick guide to personal finances in your 20s

April 29, 2019

It’s a pity there’s no handy ‘How to’ book to teach you about adult life, especially when it comes to finances. It’s something that you need to learn on the job. To make the task easier, here’s a breakdown of the three trickiest areas to get to grips with in your twenties – debt, cash […]

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6 ways to reduce your credit card debt

January 22, 2019

$45 billion. That’s how much Australians owe on their credit cards.i Now, perhaps that’s no drama if we’re not paying too much to access credit and we’re managing to avoid interest charges by paying back what we owe on time. But we paid a collective $1.5 billion in fees in 2016-17.i And we’re taking out new […]

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How to spend mindfully this Christmas

December 4, 2018

It’s the morning after the night before. You wake up on Boxing Day and stumble into the lounge room to face what looks like…Armageddon. There’s wrapping paper strewn all over the floor, every surface is covered with toys and knick-knacks that seemed like a good idea at the time and the recycling bin is already […]

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How to deal with financial stress

October 30, 2018

Close to one in three Aussies are feeling the pinch financially, with money worries reportedly leading to sleep loss, conflicts in relationships, isolation, as well as a range of other things.i These were the findings from the inaugural Financial Stress Index, compiled by global research firm CoreData on behalf of Aussie group, Financial Mindfulness, which indicated […]

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Family activities to do on a budget

October 2, 2018

Spending more than what you intended on is a familiar scenario for many people entertaining kids, whether that’s at the movies (you swear you’re bringing your own Maltesers and drink next time), or sporting events (where you often fork out more on hot chips than you do on the tickets). Whether it’s school holidays or […]

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Rise of the side gig economy due to technology

August 14, 2018

Chances are you either have a side gig (a way to make money on the side of your usual job), want to have one, or you benefit from someone else’s. While the gig economy has been bubbling away in the background for a while now, it continues to be on the rise, and people are […]

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When to charge your kids board

July 24, 2018

Recently there was a news story about a hapless New York couple, who have taken their 30-year old son to court in a last ditch effort to get him to move out of home. Your first thought may be “only in America”. But here in Australia, high rents and low housing affordability are seeing plenty of […]

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Turn your unwanted goods into cash

May 30, 2018

Whether it’s not-quite-right gifts you have received or the results of an annual clean out, your trash might be someone else’s treasure. A survey by online marketplace Gumtree found that Australians received more than 21 million unwanted gifts for Christmas in 2017 with an average value of $68 eachi. If that sounds familiar, you might […]

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