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How the 2014 Federal Budget will affect you

We take a look at how the 2014 Australian Federal Budget could affect you. Everyone Medicare co-payment – For most Australians this will mean the end to free GP visits with most having to pay an extra $7 on each

Posted in Banking Education

How to reduce or eliminate your bills

Bills are expensive. And they seem to get worse each month. Personally, they account for about 20% of my total income. That’s one dollar in every five which goes towards a bill. That’s too much! Your say: What percentage of

Posted in Saving Money

Do you really need a car?

Owning a car is seen as an Australian dream – a rite of passage that every teenager experiences. But does it need to be that way? Do young people in Australia need to own a car? There are a lot

Posted in Better Living, Saving Money

7 Reasons to get out of debt (and 4 ways to get it done)

While debt can be a part of life for most people, there are both good and bad forms of debt. No-one really likes having debt, but knowing the different types and how to manage them may save you money and

Posted in Debt Relief

10 Ways to stay cool this summer without air con

It seems to be just getting hotter and hotter each summer. And this one is no different. And while turning on your air conditioner is the easiest way to stay cool, you may want to hold off due to rising

Posted in Better Living

5 Extreme ways to reduce your debt

Personal debt is a serious problem for some people. And a serious problem sometimes needs an extreme solution. While these 5 ways to help you reduce your debt levels may not be for everyone, they could go a long way

Posted in Debt Relief

How to send money overseas

With the world getting smaller and more people travelling and living overseas, it is becoming common for people to send money out of the country. There are two common ways to transfer money overseas: Telegraphic Transfer Draft

Posted in Banking Education

External transfers – where does your money go? (secrets revealed)

Have you ever wondered what happens to your money once you transfer it? I am sure you have used internet, phone or mobile banking to make a transfer to another financial institution. But have you ever wondered what happens to

Posted in Banking Education

3 Compelling reasons to become a switcher

This is a guest post by Kerry Lotzof, money expert from financial comparison website The world of banking is changing, rapidly. Online research and easy comparisons that help consumers quickly find the best deals are turning the dynamic of

Posted in Saving Money

7 Quick ways to have more money for Christmas

Christmas is expensive. If you are not careful you can end up with a large credit card bill you spend the next year paying off. This is not a good way to enjoy the Festive Season. One way to overcome

Posted in Saving Money


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