Personal Finance

19 things to do on a no spend weekend

19 things to do on a no-spend weekend

Put a stop to wasteful money habits and think about free weekend activities instead. Do you ever feel like you leak money every time you leave the house? I do. With opportunities to spend money baked into every thread of our lives, it’s easy to get to the end of the week and wonder where it all disappeared to.…
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5 money tips for financial empowerment A Gen Z guide

5 money tips for financial empowerment: A Gen-Z guide

Here’s how Gen Z is redefining what it means to thrive in an expensive world. Armed with laptops and a dash of entrepreneurial spirit, Gen Z is redefining how we spend and earn our money. Here are five strategies this savvy generation is using to reclaim financial empowerment amid the cost-of-living crisis.   1. Creative hustles: Turning passions into profits…
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Tax time Aussies forgetting to claim these common work items

Tax time: Aussies forgetting to claim these common work items

Aussies are ‘leaving money on the table’ by forgetting to claim these common work purchases. Millions of Aussies have lost out on their tax returns by forgetting to claim these very common work items. More than a third of Aussies (35 per cent) admitted they had forgotten to claim their work stationery, including pens, notebooks, paper, highlighters…
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Aussie shoppers warned about EOFY sales

Aussie shoppers warned about EOFY sales

NAB has issued a warned about the rise of shopping scams as Aussies look for mid-year bargains. Shoppers taking advantage of mid-year sales are being warned to be vigilant, as scammers target popular brands with fake websites and online social media stores. NAB customer reports of goods and services scams have increased 66 per cent since February.…
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Avoid tax time splurge How to spend your refund wisely

Avoid tax time splurge: How to spend your refund wisely

With tax time just around the corner, now is the time to make sure you have all your financial ducks in a row. June 30 is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time to file your tax return, and if you’re lucky it might mean a juicy refund will soon hit your bank account.…
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Aussies to be left with just $57 a day ‘Reality bites’

Aussies to be left with just $57 a day: ‘Reality bites’

If you’re experiencing mortgage stress, here are some tips to help. Aussies who purchased a home in the past couple of years could be in for a rude shock once the Reserve Bank’s (RBA) May interest rate hike takes effect. RateCity.com.au analysis found a single person on the average wage, who took out a new loan two years…
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Aussies warned about risks of ‘Bank of Mum and Dad

Aussies warned about risks of ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’

Young Aussies are turning to the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ to purchase a home, as house prices and the cost of living soar. About 40 per cent of Aussies aged 25-34 expect to call on their parents’ help to purchase a property, according to a recent report by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. Parents may…
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Passive income 5 low effort ways to make money

Passive income: 5 low-effort ways to make money

Want to make money in your sleep? Well, that’s the idea of passive income streams. It’s where you make money with little or no ongoing effort. While many passive income ideas are focused on investing in shares or property, there are also ways to earn extra cash that aren’t as complicated. Licensed personal finance content creator Queenie…
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Key home loan repayment considerations

First-home-buyers could get into home a year sooner: Here’s why

Saving for a home deposit is the biggest hurdle for first-home buyers looking to enter the market, but the time it would take has taken a dramatic turn. Domain’s annual First Home Buyer report revealed the amount of time needed for Aussies to save for an average-priced home had fallen by up to 13 months. “A time…
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