Personal Finance

The Importance of Investing As Early As You Can

The Importance of Investing As Early As You Can

While it is commonly understood that the habit of saving money regularly is a fundamental step in building your wealth, this step alone is insufficient. This is because the purchasing power of your savings is eroding every year without fail due to the inflation rate. Furthermore, savers are losers in modern economies, especially when the…
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What to do with frequent flyer points during the Covid19 pandemic

What to do with frequent flyer points during the Covid-19 pandemic

With the coronavirus crisis grounding most international and domestic flights, frequent flyers may find themselves at a loss with their carefully-accumulated points. Though Qantas and Virgin have reintroduced certain domestic routes to allow stranded Australians to return home and for coronavirus frontline personnel to travel, non-essential travel is still largely banned. But that doesn’t mean…
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Household income is actually rising amid coronavirus Here’s how 1

Household income is actually rising amid coronavirus: Here’s how

The government’s stimulus payments have outweighed the fall in wages and salaries that have occurred over the coronavirus crisis, new data from the Commonwealth Bank has revealed. In a report, CBA head of economics Gareth Aird acknowledged that economic activity had ground to a halt as a result of the pandemic, but said analysis of…
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The Simple Money Saving Hacks That Can Save You Thousands

The Simple Money-Saving Hacks That Can Save You Thousands

It’s often referred to as ‘the lazy tax’ but reviewing your expenses and shopping around can save you a lot of cash is the long run and we spoke to two financial experts to get their fast, hot tips. Women face extra challenges when it comes to putting money aside for a rainy day.  This…
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Oldie but goldie’ money advice for dealing with Covid 19

‘Oldie but goldie’ money advice for dealing with Covid-19

When 42-year old Jennifer Elliot was growing up, the tucker box freezer was full to the brim of cold chooks, veggies and other pre-cooked goods. That was 30 years ago at a time when Australia famously had its last recession that it “had to have” according to former Prime Minister Paul Keating. But as the…
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CUT YOUR POWER BILL WITH THESE

Cut Your Power Bill With These 6 Innovative Tips

It seems to happen every year. Just when you’re feeling smug thinking you’re doing all the right things — turning appliances off at the PowerPoint, jumping in and out of the shower, wearing socks to bed — you’re smacked with a four-figure wake-up call. Yep, we’re talking about your power bill. That pesky, hard-to-avoid charge…
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How to Manage Your Money with Confidence in Uncertain Times

How to Manage Your Money with Confidence in Uncertain Times

Whether you’re faced with a job loss, a change in financial circumstances, or a crisis like the current coronavirus pandemic, you’re likely feeling increased anxiety about managing your money. But there are some simple things you can do to take control of your finances and manage your money with confidence during uncertain times. Finance expert Natasha…
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Hour by hour How to structure the perfect workday from home

Hour-by-hour: How to structure the perfect workday from home

In the era of coronavirus, workplaces that have never contemplated having even a single employee working from home have had to shift to an entirely work-from-home model. For thousands of workers across the globe, it’s disrupted a natural rhythm and flow of the day built up of morning coffees, daily commutes and regular meetings, leaving…
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ATO Reveals Shortcut For Claiming Working From Home Expenses During Coronavirus

ATO Reveals Shortcut For Claiming Working From Home Expenses During Coronavirus

With the COVID-19 outbreak forcing many Australians to work from home indefinitely for the first time, the federal government has announced changes to how tax deductions can be claimed for working from home expenses. On Tuesday, Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer, Michael Sukkar, announced special arrangements have been put in place to allow for…
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