Six mistakes people make saving for a home deposit

Everyone wants to shortcut the time it takes to save for a home loan, but some shortcuts are more dangerous than others and can risk your ability to secure a loan. Here we’ll alert you to some of the bad practices that can cost, rather than save, time and money. 1. Don’t use a personal loan to cover your home loan deposit Lenders ... Read more

How to: New Year’s Resolution

How to: New Year's Resolution Isn’t the Christmas holiday season just the BEST! Balmy summer nights spent overindulging in food, wine, festivities and fun. “Avocado is extra? Oh go on!” “$20 cocktails!? Treat yoself!” Yes, denial was lovely - we’ll give you a moment to reminisce. NOW, snap back to reality and we’re out the other side. You’re back at work, trying to hide the ... Read more

Should I invest in residential property?

"There’s no better time than now to invest in residential property.” That’s the message from more than 1,000 Australian property investors who took part in the 2016 PIPA Property Investor Sentiment Survey. Up by five per cent on last year, 70 per cent of respondents think now is a good time to invest in property. Undeterred by media focus on negative gearing and price ... Read more

How to say NO to social spending – and still be cool!

What is the number one reason you can’t save money? You spend it! It’s hard not to, everyone wants a piece of it. “We’re just going out to eat!” “It only costs $15!” “You don’t want to miss out!” You want to say: “NO YOU DUMMY, I’M SAVING MY MONEY!”  But you don’t. Because you’re nice, and you suffer from severe FOMO (it's okay, ... Read more
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