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Here’s a 5-point checklist to ensure your savings account is the one for you. Looking for a good savings account can sometimes be a little like looking for a good partner – the honeymoon period might be important, but so is achieving your happily ever after. While different features will suit different people, here’s a...
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Being ‘money smart’ and understanding money management principles can help your hard-earned cash go further. Here, we share some tips that could help you budget and better manage your finances. Income Income is any ‘incoming money’ you receive. This can include: Direct income: includes your salary or wages, or financial assistance from the government such...
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Even with the varying degree of lockdowns experienced across Australia in 2020 and 2021, the world remains largely at our fingertips. In fact, through the pandemic the use of our phones or computers to organise dinner, groceries, shopping, and workout programs only increased. Technology has undoubtedly enabled greater convenience in our lives. However, it’s important...
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If you haven’t had the money talk, here are the top 10 things to discuss with your partner early on. Whether or not money issues got in the way of past relationships, you may be thinking, there’s no way you’re going to pull back on that long passionate kiss you might get this evening to...
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It’s easy to walk into debt, but so much harder to get out of it. You must own your mess and know that your financial reason for living is to pay down your debt, writes Glen James author of Sort Your Money Out & Get Invested. Apathy and debt reduction don’t go hand in hand....
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Nearly 85% of financial counsellors in Australia have reported that half, most or all their clients now have some form of buy now pay later debt. Often branded the modern-day layby, buy now pay later services essentially offer the same thing, but you get the product (which could be anything from a new outfit, pub...
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Once, credit cards were the payment platform of choice for Australian consumers. Today, Afterpay and similar ‘buy now, pay later’ payment options are fast making inroads – particularly among millennial consumers. While both payment options have their pros and cons, it’s important to consider the implications of credit card debt and Afterpay debt if you’re...
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Looking at your spending in a new light could make a substantial difference to your financial future. The 50/20/30 budget rule works for one main reason – it’s easy. New to budgeting? You may know how much money you make and have a rough idea of how much you spend. But do you know what...
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If you’re about to launch or you’re in that exciting first year of business, make sure you get a solid grasp on the ‘money side’ early on. While your focus might be on building a customer base and driving sales, developing good cash flow habits stabilises your business and should be equally prioritised – if...
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Written by Tony Kaye, Senior Personal Finance Writer After months in lockdowns and living under tight restrictions, many Australians have gone on a “revenge spending” spree. Revenge spending is the term widely being used to describe how some people are taking out their revenge on the COVID-19 pandemic by spending money on things they haven’t...
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