February 2016

You’re probably tired of hearing people — whether it be your parents, friends or people like us — tell you that you need to start saving more money. What you really need instead are some helpful tips on how you can realistically start growing your savings today....

The rental market in Australia at the moment is brutal and is especially hard on first time renters. If you show up to a rental inspection with twenty other people, you can’t afford to be blasé about your application. If an agent is choosing between you...

Life has a habit of throwing us curve balls. How else to explain that every day in Australia 18 families lose a working parent and a chunk of their future income. That’s a strong argument for protecting your loved ones with adequate life insurance. And it’s...

While Australia has had an extraordinary run of good economic times, when it comes to employment the market is becoming more competitive, with unemployment trending upwards and wages flatlining. It's an environment where everyone – young, old, self-employed or rusted-on staffer – can benefit from...

One of the toughest financial and emotional decisions when moving in to residential aged care often involves the sale of the family home. Sometimes turning the home into a rental property is a more appealing option. Not only does renting the house out delay making a...

New year financial resolutions are common at this time of year, but one overlooked yet important action to take is to sort out Wills and estate plans, says Anna Hacker, National Manager – Estate Planning at Equity Trustees. “A fresh new year may seem like a...

It’s never too late to learn good money management and strategies to put you ahead financially. Here are seven financial decisions you can start doing now that you’ll never regret and, more importantly, will help you make smarter financial decisions, ultimately leaving you better off to...