Personal Finance

We Are What We Repeatedly Do

We Are What We Repeatedly Do

When we think about Aristotle’s quote “we are what we repeatedly do” we can translate this to: our habits will determine our success. When it comes to our habits with money a lot of what we do is controlled by our sub-conscious beliefs. But the good news is that like all habits, we can replace bad…
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Don’t forget to invest in the most important business – yourself

Don’t forget to invest in the most important business – yourself

As many of us get closer to the last weeks locked up in our homes, trying to do our work in innovative ways that we might never have thought about before the Coronavirus, let me make a suggestion that you might not have thought about before — do a SWOT test on yourself. In case…
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Being money smart through COVID19

Being money-smart through COVID-19

It is without question that COVID-19 and its associated lockdown restrictions have caused huge impacts on many individuals’ financial circumstances. With the financial year coming to a close in just a few weeks, editor Belle Kwan asks finance expert and founder of advice platform Women With Cents, Natasha Janssens, for her tips on investing, building…
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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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