Planning

Is avocado toast keeping you from buying a home

Australian real estate developer Tim Gurner has recently become the source of global scorn and derision after he told “60 Minutes” that he wasn’t buying $19 avocado toasts and several $4 coffees a day when he was in the process of buying his first home. Anger at his statements stems from the fact that it will take skipping an awful lot of avocado toasts to save up the down payment for a home.

22 Aug 2017 Read More
Saving

5 ways to get the whole family saving

Putting a savings plan into action can put a damper on any household, especially when you have kids. By following these simple tips, you can get the whole family involved and make saving fun.

22 Aug 2017 Read More
Saving

Switch your money mindset

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and anxious about financial security in the current economic climate.

However, the reality is having a negative outlook on money and ignoring your financial goals only creates more of a problem. The first step to take to become more financially secure is to switch your mindset to be more open and positive. How can you approach money, income and financial goals in order to be more resourceful and money smart?

22 Aug 2017 Read More
Saving

8 Family friendly ways to save

Regardless of the size of your household budget, you’ve probably experienced weeks when money is tight and it feels like your family has to miss out on indulgences. But with simple changes and adopting new habits that actually create closer connections with your family and friends, you can enjoy a richer lifestyle—while also saving money.

6 Jul 2017 Read More
Saving

No Money? Here's how to have a holiday on the cheap

We all know it’s important to take regular holidays to take care of ourselves and those we love. However, what do you do when you need a holiday but there’s no savings to dip into and you don’t want to go into serious debt?

6 Jul 2017 Read More
Saving

Tax tips: what you can and can't claim

Get your receipts ready! While some people delight in the quest to claim every possible deduction at tax time, others are confused and may not be claiming everything they’re entitled to. Here’s what you need to know

6 Jul 2017 Read More
Planning

7 tips to help create a good financial plan

According to Money Smart, 43% of Australians who save don’t have a clear financial plan.However, it’s never too late to sit down and review your finances to make positive changes. Cutting down on spending entirely isn’t the answer. You may think that spending on bigger ticket items such as holidays or that big screen TV is what has been causing you financial grief. Usually it is actually the everyday little things that end up costing you more long-term.

27 Jun 2017 Read More
Saving

3 ways to save money on a family holiday

Travelling with your family can be wonderful and create long lasting memories. It can also be very expensive. Whether it be a local trip or an international getaway, affordable holidays do exist if you know where to look.

27 Jun 2017 Read More
Planning

4 money mistakes to avoid in 2017

What kind of saver are you? Almost half of Australians have no clear strategy when it comes to their finances according to the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. A few wrong moves and you could end up in trouble. That’s why it is crucial to ensure you create a financial plan.

27 Jun 2017 Read More