Now to clear the festive debt

Published: January 12, 2018

Australians racked up an extra $29 billion in credit card debt over the festive season, and without early action plenty of people could still be paying off Christmas 2017 in 12 months’ time. Australian cardholders each notched up an average of $1,727 in holiday debt based on figures from comparison site Finder. The interest cost […]

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How to have a budget friendly holiday this summer

Published: November 30, 2017

Holidays usually equal good times, but they don’t have to equal big money.  Everyone loves saving a dollar or two, and one place it really pays to stretch your money further is on holidays. After all, the more cost effective your holidays are, the more of them you can afford to have! If you’re still […]

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How to deal with financial stress – nearly 1 in 3 affected

Published: November 30, 2017

See how financial stress is impacting people's physical and mental wellbeing, and what steps you could take to turn things around. Close to one in three Aussies is feeling the pinch financially, with money worries reportedly leading to sleep loss, conflicts in relationships, isolation, as well as a range of other things1. These were the […]

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Avoid a nasty case of holiday debt lag

Published: November 27, 2017

Enjoy a well-earned vacation without bringing home a mountain of high-interest debt. I do love a catchy new phrase, and this one made me laugh. "Debt lag" is a new one for me. It seems that as Chrissy approaches we plan a holiday, but don’t quite get around to saving for it. So some 2 million […]

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Bubbles, busts, investor psychology…and bitcoin

Published: November 22, 2017

Introduction The surge in bitcoin has attracted much interest. Over the last five years, it has soared from $US12 to over $US8000; this year it’s up 760%. Its enthusiasts see it as the currency of the future and increasingly as a way to instant riches with rapid price gains only reinforcing this view. An alternative […]

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5 ways to stretch your Christmas dollars further

Published: November 13, 2017

How to have a very merry – and affordable – Christmas Christmas should be full of laughter and good cheer, and if you plan wisely, you can also avoid a spartan New Year spent paying off your yuletide spending. With a survey finding that Australian shoppers spend about $10 billion on gifts alone, or $700 […]

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