Weekend saving ideas – for your pocket and lifestyle

Weekend saving ideas – for your pocket and lifestyle When weekends are crammed with Saturday sport, shopping and screens, it can be hard to feel like you’ve had fun and relaxed. Discover how to get more from your precious days off and spend less. 1. Plan for all the right …

Wedding planning: Budgeting tips for your big day

Wedding planning: Budgeting tips for your big day With the average Australian wedding costing over $65,000, is it more financially savvy to say ‘I do’ or ‘I don’t’ to a big budget wedding? When it comes to planning a wedding, every couple has their dream day in mind, which often includes …

5 tips for getting on top of financial housekeeping

  5 tips for getting on top of financial housekeeping Remember the last time you did a good spring clean? It probably felt good. And guess what? Getting your finances in order feels just as good, and it’s even more rewarding. The start of a new financial year is a …

5 tips for a stress-free conversation about your Will

5 tips for a stress-free conversation about your Will No one likes unpleasant surprises. Talking about your Will with your family can be stressful, but it can also help to avoid a worse situation when you are gone. Contemplating one’s own death can be hard and in many families, talking about money …

Getting in shape to start your own business

Getting in shape to start your own business Many of us dream of starting our own business, but to most it remains just that, a dream. We fantasise about what “being our own boss” would be like, after another run-in with the boss at work, or just the tedium of …

11 wedding budget planning tips

11 wedding budget planning tips The happiest day of your life doesn’t need to be the most expensive.  For some couples, the most expensive day of their life will be when they tie the knot, with around 35%1 of newlyweds blowing their wedding budget before they even walk down the aisle. …

10 negotiating tips for your next conversation about pay

10 negotiating tips for your next conversation about pay Do your homework for your next pay rise conversation with these ten tips to help you prepare your case and boost your chances of getting the right result. In 2017, even Reserve Bank Chief Philip Lowe was encouraging Australians to be more confident …

Retirement travel: Holiday money saving tips

Retirement travel: Holiday money saving tips Ways to save when your bank balance doesn’t quite match your retirement travel goals. One of the great perks of life after work is your ability to travel whenever you like, but what do you do when your bank balance doesn’t quite match your …

5 tips to save money at university

5 tips to save money at university Back at uni? Do away with the poor student clichés with these money making and money saving tips. Students aren’t exactly known for rolling in cash, but by following these simple tips to save money at university you can make the most of what you’ve …

Australian men are spending more on looking good

Australian men are spending more on looking good Research shows men aren’t far behind women when it comes to what they fork out on appearances. Once upon a time, male grooming was generally limited to a shave and few slaps of aftershave, whereas today, bathroom sinks around Australia are accumulating …