Category: Personal

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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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Love and money? It’s not about control.

March 28, 2018

While talking about money is not the most romantic way to spend an evening, it’s worth putting some time aside to explore shared goals and the way you manage your money as a twosome. Our approach to managing household finances can make a big difference to the health of a relationship. Thankfully, the old line […]

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Simple money steps for women

March 7, 2018

The same approach to managing day-to-day money can be applied to long-term investments. And with International Women’s Day later this week, we thought it would be appropriate to share with you some simple money steps for women. It was Carrie Bradshaw, of Sex and the City fame, who said: ‘I like my money where I can […]

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Sports lovers enjoy better financial fitness

February 13, 2018

If your golf clubs have been under wraps or your tennis racquet has been tucked away for some time, it could be worth dusting them off. Research by AMP found Australians who play sport regularly are 64% more likely to achieve their financial goals than those who don’t. With the warmer weather, plenty of us […]

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You could find some extra cash for 2018

January 31, 2018

We all dream of an unexpected windfall, and there may be no better way to kick start 2018 than with some extra cash to your name.  With a bit of digging around, it can be possible to find some forgotten funds you’re entitled to. A treasure trove of forgotten cash To begin with, many state […]

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The year that was – five questions to ask yourself

January 17, 2018

Reflecting on the year that was … 1. What did you spend your time on in 2017? We all have 24 hours in a day so how you spend those hours will show up in what you achieve. Reflecting on the activities you spend your time on can also be a good indication of where […]

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One in three Aussies travel without protection

December 12, 2017

It’s that time of the year when our thoughts turn to summer holidays, but amid the excitement of choosing a destination, don’t forget to arrange travel cover. In the last three years, one in three Australians have headed off internationally without the protection of travel insurance. If you run into trouble overseas it can be […]

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