Family activities to do on a budget

Family activities to do on a budget If your little angels are bleeding you dry, here are some cheap and effortless ways you could have fun at home. If you’ve ever taken the kids for a game of ten pin bowling, you’re probably not alone if the budget you set …

Weekly Market Update 18 May 2018

Weekly Market Update 18 May 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share marketswere mixed last week with Japanese and Chinese shares up 0.8% and Australian shares up 0.5%, but Eurozone shares flat weighed down by a fall in Italian shares and US shares down 0.5% on …

An additional 21 great investment quotes

An additional 21 great investment quotes Introduction Investing can be frustrating and depressing at times, particularly if you don’t understand how markets work and don’t have the right mindset. The good news is that the basics of investing are timeless, and some have a knack of encapsulating these in a …

7 budgeting apps to help you save

7 budgeting apps to help you save Where does all that money go? A host of apps are available to help you easily answer that question and even budget better, so you don’t get caught short in the event of a ‘rainy day’ and can feel more comfortable and in …

The best money blogs and financial advice for 20-somethings

The best money blogs and financial advice for 20-somethings  Are you a 20-something, a Millennial, a Gen Y or a Gen Next? Actually, it’s a trick question, as they’re all the same thing. Whether you believe such a label applies to you or not, you may think managing your money …

Is working more the answer to your financial problems?

Is working more the answer to your financial problems? When working more means earning more, it makes sense to take that promotion or extra shift to get ahead financially. But when expenses go up and quality of life goes down, is the price you’re paying for longer hours too high?  …

How to build equity in your home and use it to invest

How to build equity in your home and use it to invest Whether you’re looking to renovate, invest or pay off something big, home equity can be a valuable resource when it’s used correctly. The equity in your property can be a valuable resource, as it may allow you to …

New legislation aims to benefit first home buyers

New legislation aims to benefit first home buyers Changes aimed at improving housing affordability have passed through parliament. See what the new rules could mean for you.  Government proposals around improving housing affordability in Australia were passed through parliament on 7 December 20171. As part of the changes, first-home buyers will be given a …