With costs of living on the rise and wage growth stagnating, it’s not hard to see why Australian households are increasingly feeling the pinch.i In fact, a recent Ubank survey revealed 59% of Aussies admit their current financial situation … read more
Many younger Australians are joining the Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement. Is it right for you?
When you’re starting out in the workforce and building your career, retirement can seem like a long way away.
And with the age … read more
Fuelled by rising house prices and low interest rates, the level of personal debt in Australia is relatively high compared to many other countries.i
The largest proportion of this debt is often used to purchase a valuable asset – … read more
The old saying “penny wise, pound foolish” couldn’t ring truer than in today’s throw-away world of overconsumption and excessive production of disposable items.
Did you know that many manufacturers have been using techniques to deliberately reduce the life of a … read more
Week 1 – Starting your plan and SMART goal setting
Most of us have plans for the future. Maybe it’s a dream holiday, paying off our debt, retiring early, building up a share portfolio, running a marathon, or saving enough … read more
Everyone loves saving a dollar or two, and one place it really pays to stretch your money further is on holidays. After all, the more cost-effective your holidays are, the more of them you can afford to have!
If you’re … read more
Saving money is a good thing no matter what time of year it is, but if you’re yet to implement an approach that works, here are some ideas to kick off a new season.
- Leave your credit card at home
It’s that time of year again when it feels as though everyone you know is escaping winter to head off across the world on a fabulous holiday (and sharing many photos to prove it).
Whether you’re about to head off … read more
To work, or not to work? That is the question many Australian women (and some men) have to consider after having children. Sadly, both options can have long-term negative financial consequences.
While it would seem obvious that not working is … read more
The good news is, not all shopping is bad for us! I’m going to work through all the big-ticket items I think you should pay close attention to, so that you can try to find the best deals.
Bank accounts… read more