Tips for preparing for a change in interest rates

Tips for preparing for a change in interest rates Why do interest rates change? To understand why interest rates change, we'll first talk about the cash rate. The cash rate is a rate set by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) representing the interest that banks and lenders have to pay on the money that they borrow. This rate will rise to try and...

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Over 50 & Buying Your First Home

Over 50 & Buying Your First Home For many people, buying a home is a major financial commitment. Have you considered buying a house later in life?Are you looking for a way to get out of renting? Are you trying to get into the market before interest rates increase? Whatever your reason, a mortgagecould give you the stability you are looking for...

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EOFY Checklist

The end of the current financial year is 30 June with the new year beginning on 1st July. With End of Financial Year or EOFY quickly approaching, it’s important that you get your tax return checklist together and have the correct documentation to complete your tax return. Here are 5 key things that are required when you lodge your tax return: ...

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Things to do in Wollongong

Wollongong – the perfect mix of city and beach getaway all in one. Fancy a spending spree? On your trip to Wollongong visit Crown Street mall; this is where you’ll find over 100 specialty shops and major retailers. The Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) is the focal point of Wollongong’s Arts Precinct. The IPAC hosts live theatre performance...

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Things to do in Ulladulla

Page header image credit: Sam Ilić, Flickr A trip to Ulladulla is the perfect way to relax and unwind. When you’re in the area, you’ll find plenty of places to do some shopping. Be sure to check out Southern Man Surf Shop. It’s the biggest and most iconic surf shop in the area. Events Arguably the biggest event of the year is the Ulladulla Bles...

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Things to do in Thirroul

Welcome to the Coastal Village of Thirroul … Shoes Optional Laid back, coastal, surfy vibe …. that’s Thirroul to a tee. In fact that could describe the stretch up the coast from Thirroul all the way to the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge and Bald Hill; where daredevils defy the confines of earth and take graceful flight in their colourful hang gliders. ...

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Things to do in Nowra

Page header image credit: Howard, Flickr Nowra is the largest coastal town in the Shoalhaven region. It’s just over an hour’s drive south of Wollongong, and just under an hour north of Ulladulla. Sitting right on the Shoalhaven River, Nowra is close to beaches, wineries and bush walks. It’s also a central place where you can easily access other pa...

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Things to do in Moruya

When you head to Moruya, you can’t beat a leisurely boat ride down the river on a nice day. Make your way to the Moruya boat shed to hire a tinny or to take a scenic river cruise. Moruya’s main street is filled with shops, there’s something for everyone! You can browse for home wares in Firefly, or go dress shopping in Eve’s dress shop. If you’re ...

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Things to do in Bermagui

Bermagui is a beautiful fishing hub on the Sapphire Coast with lovely beaches and coastal walks. It is 1 hour and 30 minutes south of Batemans Bay and 1 hour 10 minutes north of Merimbula. We’ve listed many local businesses that you can visit and support on your trip to Bermagui. Strangers in Paradise - founded November 2011, their overflowing...

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