Personal Finance

3 Aussies share the best money advice they’ve ever received

3 Aussies share the best money advice they’ve ever received

Ingrid, NSW: ‘There’s no prince charming coming to save you’ Ingrid Thompson from New South Wales took a money workshop when she started working in the early 1980s. The instructor warned: “There is no Prince Charming coming on a white horse. He’s more likely to be driving a clapped-out Holden on hire purchase”. This instilled…
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ATO issues fresh warning to these Aussies

ATO issues fresh warning to these Aussies

Aussies who own investments like rental property, shares and crypto, have been put on notice. Aussies thinking they can sneak their profits past the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have been warned to “think again”. The ATO is warning taxpayers who own investments like rental property, shares and cryptocurrency assets to report their capital gains for…
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Aussie mum’s hack to save on electricity bills

Aussie mum’s hack to save on electricity bills

The Aussie mum says she’s saving “so much money” on her family’s electricity bill. As electricity prices skyrocket, one Aussie mum has shared her simple tip to saving money on her energy bill. Sharing on TikTok, Amber Paul said she was saving cash by running her appliances during specific times of the day, known as off-peak times. “Maybe…
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The money move that's sinking Aussies’ credit scores

The money move that’s sinking Aussies’ credit scores

Australia’s positive credit reporting system is bad news for people in a pressure situation. Aussies are financially stretched and strained right now. While the good news is that the next interest rate move may well be down, the bad news – and my warning today – is that your short-term coping strategy for your finances in the interim may…
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Cashless Australia What you need to know

Cashless Australia: What you need to know

What you need to know about Australia’s cash situation, and why it matters. Macquarie Bank (MQG) banning cash transactions from its branches has again raised the prospect of Australia marching toward a cashless society. So, will pulling out a fiver for your morning coffee soon be a thing of the past? No more cheeky pineapples inside the folds…
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ATO gives ‘green light to lodge tax returns

ATO tax deadline looms: Your biggest questions answered

Aussies have until October 31 to lodge their tax returns for the 2022-23 financial year, or risk being hit with a major fine. So, when do you need to lodge your tax return? And when can you expect any refund to land in your bank account? Here are the answers to some of your top questions.  …
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How to split energy bills with housemates when someone’s working from home

This one simple change could cut 7 in 10 energy bills

Some areas of the country have been hit with energy price hikes as high as 30 per cent. People will soon get ‘electric’ shocks all over the country as the next energy bills land, with overnight hikes of up to 30 per cent inflicting yet more hip-pocket hurt on Aussies already struggling with the increased cost of living. The…
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Aussies throwing money away by auto renewing

Aussies throwing money away by auto-renewing

A 10-minute search could save you up to $200 a year. Nearly a quarter of Aussies could be unknowingly throwing money away by auto-renewing their insurance policies. New research from Compare the Market found 23 per cent of Aussies who held a contents insurance policy let it renew automatically, without checking to see if a better deal…
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Holiday period saving tips

Top thing Aussies are saving for right now

Here are some fun and creative ways you can save for your next goal. Aussies are focused on getting away, with millions choosing to put their savings towards a holiday over everything else. Almost one in four Aussies – equivalent to 4.4 million people – said they were primarily saving for a holiday right now, according to…
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