Most people know that saving is a good thing, and know WHY they should save. The problem is that many people don’t know HOW to save. Here’s 10 steps you should take so you can get on top of your savings, and make your savings faster, easier and less stressful. 1. Understand what you get…

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Superannuation is our retirement nest egg we have which grows at an exponentially higher rate than our regular savings. However, it is inaccessible to most of us until such time as we decide to retire. For many of us, that is a good thing, we have this safety net to retire comfortably on. But the…

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When it comes to getting a home loan, there’s a few myths that persist regarding whether you’re better off going direct to the bank or using a mortgage broker. I’ve written elsewhere about why you’re better off going with a broker, but here are some common myths about going direct to a bank. 1. It…

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It seems that in the broking industry, we have been steadily getting used to hearing bad news. Whenever there is industry change, instead of expecting something upbeat and positive, we automatically assume that any changes, particularly when it comes to lender policy, are going to make things more difficult, both for us, and for anyone…

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5 Easy Ways To Take The Stress Out Of Buying A Home

1. Start looking at properties 3 months before you seriously want to buy Getting pre-approval is going to answer most of the questions you’ll have when you’re about to buy a place. How much can you afford? What deposit do you need? What will your repayments be if you buy a house for a certain…

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As a kid, one of the first pieces of financial advice I ever received revolved around credit cards. “Don’t get one, they ruin your life”, or something to that extent. Owning a credit card was really a sin which was up there between outright stealing and drinking coke and then going to bed without brushing…

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Most Australians know that they want to own property at some point in their life. Very few Australians proudly say “I’ve done the numbers, and I’m better off renting my whole life”. Some buyers just want to get in as quickly as possible, and some people want to amass as many properties as possible before…

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