Personal Finance

The 6 surprising money moves that will sink your credit score

The 6 surprising money moves that will sink your credit score

If you’re like most Aussies, you have financially struggled more than usual during the past year or so. And you might be looking to streamline how you manage money and optimise your economic arrangements. But you’ve probably also wondered: how will it affect my credit score if I change my products, move my money or,…
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650 per job Australias best paying side hustles revealed

$650 per job: Australia’s best-paying side hustles revealed

If you’re talented at digital 3D or 2D modelling, proofreading and editing, good news: you’re better-placed than most Aussies to earn a buck for your skills, new research has revealed. 3D and 2D modelling is the most lucrative side hustle in Australia, with freelancers charging as much as $650 per job, according to research conducted by…
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Dollar cost averaging What every investor needs to know

Dollar cost averaging: What every investor needs to know

Investing can be very unpredictable when it comes to balancing risk and reward. The value of your investments can change from day to day, or in some cases minute to minute. But there are ways to predict how the value of a share might change. Many investors look to keep up the date with company…
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2 430 debt 3 tips to pay off your credit card

$2,430 debt: 3 tips to pay off your credit card

The majority of Aussie credit card owners are sitting on an average of $2,430 in debt, new research has revealed. According to a new Finder survey of 1,015 people, 68 per cent of Aussies have an outstanding credit card balance, with a combined balance of$38.1 billion as of January this year. Finder analysis of RBA…
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The 3 600 scams leaving Aussies renters homeless

The $3,600 scams leaving Aussies renters homeless

Australian state and federal consumer protection agencies have urged Australians to be cautious about handing over their money after a handful of fake rental property ads on Facebook left some without a home. Western Australia’s Consumer Protection issued a recent warning saying tenants had lost thousands of dollars after falling victim to advertisements on Facebook Marketplace that…
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How to spend your money in 2021

How to spend your money in 2021

“Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.” Benjamin Franklin. In the first bootcamp challenge, we focused on managing savings. For week two, we’re focusing on spending, and how to get the best value from every dollar you spend. Spending is a lot more fun than saving, but getting a grip on your cash-splashing antics…
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Gifting assets to family What it means for your taxes

Gifting assets to family: What it means for your taxes

Passing on your wealth to family members can be an important part of your life plan. Whether undertaken at the end of life or simply because you want the next generation to benefit from your hard work whilst you are all young enough and well enough to enjoy it, gifting assets to your children or…
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Financial lie 3 million Aussies need to come clean about

Financial lie 3 million Aussies need to come clean about

Have you ever gone to the shops and made a big purchase your partner didn’t know about or approve of, only to come home and hide it from them in the boot of your car? Then, months later, you whip said purchase out and say, ‘Oh, this old thing?’ Well, you’re not alone. Nearly 3…
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Online shopping mistake costing Aussies 424

Online shopping mistake costing Aussies $424

It’s a tale as old as time: the online store offers free shipping if you spend $100, but your total is $99.95. So what do you do? Search for the cheapest item on the site to make up the extra $0.05, except the cheapest item is $20. So you throw in those $20 patterned socks…
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