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Money Tips

Articles with ideas, tips and tricks to help you manage your money and reach your financial goals sooner.

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Christmas without the financial bloat? It can be done!

Ready to get your finances in shape for Christmas?

A few tips to help you plan a fun festive season without the financial strain!

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Buying a new car? 5 things to consider before you jump in

Do your homework and choose the right car for your needs!

If you’re in the market for a new set of wheels it pays to do your research!

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Spring clean your finances and save with these simple tips

Simple ways to give your finances a face lift this spring

All it takes is giving your money a spring clean and you could save hundreds of dollars every year!

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How to make the most of your tax return

Put this year’s return to good use with our tips!

Check out our ideas on what you could do with your tax return this year.

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A couple sit at their kitchen table using a laptop, working out what they can claim as deductions on their tax return.

Five tax tips for nurses and midwives

Make the most of your refund this year

Tax time doesn’t have to be overwhelming and can actually be quite an easy process if you have everything organised and have a good understanding of what you need to do ahead of time.

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5 ways to finance your new car

A guide to common car finance options

Take a look at our quick guide to common car finance options before you decide what’s best for you.

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Tax and your defacto relationship

Know what you and your partner can claim together

There are a few differences between filing taxes as a single and a defacto. Here are some of the basics.

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Keeping tax time stress free

Don't let tax-time anxiety get the better of you

If you're worried about what you need to complete your tax return, fear not. We've got five tips to get you started.

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A woman sits in thought with a pen in her mouth, her laptop and financial documents, working out her budget.

Nurse your finances back to health

Create a simple and effective budget that you can stick to

Try these hints to create an easy-to-use budget that can help you secure your financial future

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Options to manage life’s little emergencies

Take a look at which option is right for you

What are the key differences between a personal loan and an overdraft? 

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Four tips for managing your credit card balance

How to manage your credit card responsibly

Using balance transfers, repayment frequency and other tools to help reduce your limit and keep your credit card debt under control.

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The truth about good debt

The right kind of debt can play a positive role in our financial future

As we progress through life, borrowing money can be a key strategy in building a stronger financial future.

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New year, new finances

Taking stock of your finances should be a priority for everyone

The new year is here, and there’s no better time to take stock of your finances.

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Consider debt consolidation

Information to help you stay on top of your debts

To make debt consolidation work for you in the long run, there are some important things to keep in mind.

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The global threat of scams

How to help you identify and protect yourself from the ongoing threat of scams

We’ve handpicked the best hints, tips and resources to help you identify and protect yourself from the ongoing threat of scams.

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How to increase your borrowing power

How to increase your borrowing power

Maximise your borrowing capacity

In need of a little extra to buy your dream home? We have some tips to help you maximise your borrowing power.

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Your credit score and credit report – what they are and why they matter

Do you know what's in your credit report, or what your credit score is?

Think of your credit report and credit score as your star rating.

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Five ways to save while shopping online

Tips for being a savvy online shopper

Make the most out of your online shopping trip with our handy tips for saving at the checkout.

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A woman and child snorkelling because she booked a holiday using a personal loan to pay for it.

What you need to know about taking out a personal loan

Here are some basics to get you started

Whether it’s booking a much needed break, buying a new car or furnishing your home, personal loans can help you get there faster!

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A woman sitting on the floor with her laptop, phone and notebook working out her budget to take control of her finances with a personal loan.

Taking control of debt with a personal loan

Juggling multiple debts can be difficult

Consolidating smaller debts with a personal loan is a great way to take control of your finances.

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Four tips for managing your credit card balance

New credit reporting rules are making it all the more important to be responsible with your credit cards

Positive credit reporting is changing how your spending habits affect your ability to access credit. Here’s why.

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When was the last time you checked your home loan rate?

Regularly checking your home loan interest rate can help you save over the life of your loan – when was the last time you checked yours?

Once you’ve signed the dotted line on your home loan, it’s easy to think you won’t need to look at it again. But it’s important to remember that you still have options.

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