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These 12 Habits Will Help You Reach Financial Freedom

Set yourself on the right financial path Achieving financial freedom is a goal for many people. It generally means having enough savings, investments, and cash on hand to afford the lifestyle you want for yourself and your family—and a growing…

New Year's Financial Resolutions: Get Your Finances in Shape for 2021

Many people make resolutions on New Year’s Day. But no matter what your resolutions are, the key isn’t making the list, it’s sticking to it. Here are five resolutions that can help increase your financial fitness today and in the new…

How to earn money while Christmas shopping according to budget expert

COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our lives, both good and bad. However, one way that is actually helping keep money in our pocket, or even potentially put money back in our pocket, is the way that we shop. Particularly online. For…
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Empowering yourself to go above and beyond

“I’m thrilled to announce I’ve been appointed Mum’s Power of Attorney,” said no-one ever in the history of sibling rivalry. While many of us end up saying that – well, perhaps not the thrilled part – how many of us know what…

Being sensible with Buy Now Pay Later this silly season

Move over debit and credit cards; consumers are flocking to Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) services. Afterpay, Zip Pay and several similar payment solutions allow shoppers to take home their goodies now while paying them off via a few weekly, fortnightly…
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Why seeing a financial adviser could be your best Christmas gift

The run-up to Christmas is usually a hectic time. Aside from the shopping and Christmas parties, there are deadlines to meet, loose ends to tie up and, for many farmers, the last of the crop to harvest. Once the big day is over many of us…
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Federal Budget 2020-21

We all understand that budgets are an exercise in predicting the future. Given what has happened in 2020, gazing into the crystal ball and extracting something reliable is fraught with difficulty. The Treasury has given its best estimate,…

Five free apps to help you deal with your money worries

Struggling to ditch a bad habit? Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety about money? These apps could help you get your budget back on track. GROUPEE Cost: Free OS: iOS 11.4 or later; Android 7.0 or later If you've ever had trouble collecting…

What is a Child Maintenance Trust?

When relationships break down, child maintenance payments are often made from post-tax money. If this is a position you are facing, perhaps you might be interested in learning about a Child Maintenance Trust. According to the National Centre…