Posts categorised as 'Mums and dads'

12/09/2019

Has the tide turned? Household lending surges.

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Lending to Aussie households spiked 3.9% in July, the strongest growth seen since October 2014, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The bumper month follows a 1.9% rise in June 2019, suggesting the tide has finally started to turn in the lending market. “Whoa. Quite the surge in housing credit in July,” remarked Read More

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10/09/2019

Ever dreamed of starting your own business?

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Ever been tempted to tell the boss you’re leaving to start your own business? You’re not alone. In fact, more than nine million Aussies dream about becoming their own boss. However, the biggest hurdle for 60% of those people (5.4 million) is ‘access to money’, according to research commissioned by the Australian Banking Association (ABA). Read More

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29/08/2019

Buy now, pay now: the importance of budgeting for gifts.

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How much do you think the average Aussie spends on gifts each month? $20, $50 or 100? (hint: we’re a generous bunch). Today we’ll look at why it’s important to budget for these expenses correctly, rather than succumbing to ‘buy now, pay later’ services. Did you know Australians spend nearly $20 billion a year on Read More

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22/08/2019

New code to protect Aussies buying solar panels.

Investors Mums and dads News

Ever thought about investing in solar panels for your home? If so, you’ll know it’s a big decision and there’s a lot to wrap your head around. Fortunately, the consumer watchdog is proposing a new retailer code to make solar purchases safer and easier. Australia is the sunniest continent on Earth. Yep, even more so Read More

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20/08/2019

Caviar and wine, anyone? What a court ruling means for you.

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Indulgences such as caviar, wagyu beef and the finest bottles of wine shouldn’t count against you when lenders assess your application for finance, a Federal Court judge has said. Ok, so maybe Federal Court Justice Nye Perram has a slightly different grocery list to the rest of us. But his recent judgement should be welcome Read More

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08/08/2019

On the hunt for a new loan provider?

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One in 10 consumers have switched credit products in the past year, according to new research, with Millennials and women in particular pouncing on offers from small banks, credit unions and building societies. The financial landscape is shifting. Over the past 12 months, 10% of consumers have switched credit providers, according to the Australian Consumer Read More

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06/08/2019

Planning ahead: RBA says expect long-term low interest rates

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Good news for mortgage holders this week, with the RBA saying “it’s reasonable to expect an extended period of low interest rates”. Figures released on Wednesday show that core inflation, the RBA’s preferred measure, is currently at 1.4%. However, Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Philip Lowe says it is highly unlikely the RBA will Read More

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31/07/2019

Have your smashed avo and eat it too!

Investors Mums and dads News

One of the most annoying myths for young homebuyers has to be the smashed avo breaky one. You know – to buy a property you have to forego delicious weekend breakfasts. Well, here are three easy recipes that prove otherwise. Today we’re going to have a little fun and trade in our finance professional cap Read More

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25/07/2019

How criminals steal your identity to steal your money.

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Scams involving identity theft have cost Australians at least $16 million this year, and that figure is likely to be just the “tip of the iceberg”, says the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Worryingly, four in every 10 Scamwatch reports so far in 2019 have involved an attempt to gain information or the actual Read More

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19/07/2019

Got a spare pineapple? Pay off your mortgage faster.

Investors Mums and dads

Reckon you could scrounge together an extra $50 each week to pay off your mortgage? If so, latest modelling shows the average household with a $400,000 loan could save $46,992 and pay off their home loan four years faster. This week we’re going to look at the benefits of paying just a little bit more Read More

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