In Your Interest

September 30, 2019

Record low interest rates means you've got the opportunity to pay your home loan sooner by making some extra or additional payments.

If you're on an interest rate of 3.5 per cent, paying an extra $...

September 27, 2019

Gone are the days of routinely approving home loan applications without the scrutiny of expenses. Now, banks are required to know, with some certainty, what it is that you actually spend your mone...

September 9, 2019

Falling interest rates are turning many people's minds to their mortgages, and are creating a big opportunity to pay off their home loans much faster.

While the Reserve Bank left its official inter...

August 28, 2019

Record low interest rates have been a double-edged sword for first home buyers. They’ve made loans more affordable, but they’ve also placed a lot of upward pressure on property prices, making a de...

July 1, 2019

1 July 2019 is the start of the 2020 Financial Year. So as you say goodbye to the old year, it’s important to take stock and assess your financial goals. If this means learning from last year’s mi...

April 5, 2019

Financial acumen helps you make important decisions throughout your lifetime. Being financially savvy means different things to different people and for women, it's enormously empowering....

March 22, 2019

You're trying to keep on track with your new savings regime but it can be incredibly difficult to stop the urge to buy once it’s in us. You work hard, so you deserve a little something now and the...

March 21, 2019

This is an old story about two colleagues taking a break during work. One of them is a smoker and the other one isn’t.

The non-smoker asks his friend ,"how long have you been smoking?" 

Between...

March 7, 2019

You've made the decision to get on top of your finances and the first thing everyone tells you is that you need a budget. But you're like most people and you find budgets a drag. Don't worry, you'...

March 5, 2019

I don't normally tell people to do this, but sometimes you have to break laws to get ahead in life.

You may have heard this adage. “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion....

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