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A credit card balance transfer is when you move the amount you owe (the balance) to another credit card. The new interest rate on the balance you transfer may be either 0% or a special low rate for a limited time. If you can pay off the balance you transfer within that time, you may...
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Having a budget helps you see where your money is going. You can put aside money for bills and expenses and set up a plan to reach your financial goals. Follow these steps to get started. Use how often you get paid as the timeframe for your budget. For example, if you get paid weekly,...
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Cost of living pressures coupled with rate rises have made it more difficult to save for a home deposit and afford the lifestyle you’ve either become accustomed to or are dreaming of. Budget Direct’s Cost of Living Survey & Statistics 2023 found that despite the living cost index for employee households recording its largest quarterly...
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Sidestep the shock of unexpected bills by smoothing out payments and making regular, automated instalments that can be planned well in advance. Ever experience that sinking feeling when you’ve opened a bill that you can’t possibly afford to pay? The shock of receiving a big bill – or worse, a number of them arriving at...
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Here are some quick ways to reduce your living costs. Having a money plan helps you stay on top of your spending and bills. There's also free support and services to go to if you're feeling overwhelmed. If you're in crisis and struggling to pay for essentials, there are services to help you with food,...
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Bucketing is a smart way to manage your money without complicated budgets or spreadsheets. The idea is to set up multiple bank accounts called ‘buckets’ and use each one for a specific purpose, like bills, savings or entertainment. Once your buckets are set up, it’s easier to see and control how you spend and save...
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Could you cope if you needed instant access to money during an emergency? Learn simple ways to create savings for times when life throws you a curve ball. Many expenses and changes in life can be planned, like buying a house, going on holiday, picking up groceries or having a baby. But there can be...
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Christmas is a time for giving and it’s so easy to get caught up in the joys of the festive season and lose track of how much you are spending. Fortunately, there are a few tried and true strategies to manage your money to see you through the silly season into the New Year and...
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Having a solid budget is crucial to building financial resilience, and as rising rates continue to put pressure on household finances, it could help to look at ways to save more and spend less. With Australia being one of the most highly leveraged countries in the world1 and the average mortgage for owner-occupied properties is just...
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Don't confuse debt consolidation with debt elimination. If you’re swamped with credit card debt and personal loans, it can sometimes help to talk to a professional about debt consolidation. However, you need to be wary so you don't end up paying more in the long term and/or reduce the equity in your home. What is...
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