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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Managing debt through unemployment

If you become unemployed and have loans to repay, you may feel overwhelmed and struggle to know where to begin. While most of us may not have a comprehensive financial management plan, in this article we’ll share our tips for helping you plan during difficult financial times that have been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Review Spending Don’t le...

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How To Manage Your Finances In Your 20’s

Developing positive habits with money from an early age provides you with the tools you need as you grow older and make more substantial purchases - like buying your first home. So, it’s a good idea to begin this journey from a young age. Learning how to save money is a skill, so in this post we look at some of the things you can do to manage your...

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What Is Debt Consolidation?

What is debt consolidation? Debt consolidation is combining all your existing debts together into one new debt, which can help you manage your repayments and give you a clearer picture of your personal finances. You typically do this by taking out a new personal loan to repay your other existing debts and then paying this new loan back over a set ...

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How Do You Budget When Expecting A Baby?

Having a baby? We’ve developed this handy guide to help you plan your finances before your baby arrives. Your life is about to change forever! With a baby on the way, there's a lot to prepare for, so it doesn't help to worry about your finances too. With some careful pre-planning and budgeting, the cost of the ever-increasing number of 'necessary'...

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What is an offset account?

What is an offset account? A home loan is a major financial commitment. This is why it’s a good idea to use products that will help you manage this commitment. Put simply, an offset account is a savings account that ‘offsets’ your loan balance and can help you pay it down more quickly. Here's an example: Sarah and Tom have a $400,000 Mortgage Bre...

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Money Saving Tips During Lockdown

Money Saving Tips During Lockdown The current situation with Coronavirus outbreaks and subsequent lockdowns presents challenges as our habits and routines are thrown out the window. One thing you may notice is your spending and savings plans getting off track. With more time spent at home, you’ll likely notice an increase in the amount of food and...

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Christmas Budget Tips for 2020

It’s December, the month of celebrations - and spending! This can be a tricky time for many families doing Christmas on a budget, especially when trying to manage the normal day to day bills and expenses. In this blog we’ll look at how you can you still enjoy Christmas without the big spend. Here are our tips to make it enjoyable without going over...

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Budget & Saving tips for under 30s

In this blog we’ll take a look at some practical ways you can make changes to your spending and saving habits. At this time in your life, you’re likely in full time work and may have just bought your first home or investment property. You may even be thinking about starting a family. Whatever your personal situation, read on for simple ways on how ...

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