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Choosing a home loan that's right for you

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 08:10

When looking for a good deal on a home loan, the interest rate matters. A home loan is a long-term debt, so even a small difference in interest adds up over time. Home loans come with different options and features. These can offer flexibility or let you pay off your loan faster. Some options could cost you more, so make sure they're worth it.

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Prepare your home for storm season

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 08:10

Storms are one of Australia’s most frequent natural hazards, with 5,000 recorded in the last 10 years The peak period for severe storms is October to March, but storms can occur anytime, including when you’re not at home. Taking five key steps can minimise storm damage and help you ride out the worst of the weather.

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Quick tips on buying a motorcycle

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 08:10

Purchasing any sort of vehicle can be a big financial commitment for most people and this includes buying a motorcycle. Having a motorcycle can be a wonderful experience for those with the confidence and experience to ride one but when it comes to buying your own motorcycle there are a few things that you need to take into consideration.

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10 tips to renovate without breaking the budget

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 08:10

Planning, budgeting and shopping around your options are vital to successfully renovating without breaking the budget. Take a look at our top ten tips to keep your plans on track

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How to create a budget

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 08:10

Having a budget helps you see where your money is going. You can put aside money for bills and expenses and set up a plan to reach your financial goals. Follow these steps to get started. Use how often you get paid as the timeframe for your budget. For example, if you get paid weekly, set up a weekly budget.

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How to transition to retirement

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 08:10

A 'transition to retirement' (TTR) strategy lets you access some of your super and keep working.

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Why should you see a financial planner?

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 08:10

According to recent research, over two and half million Australians say they intend to seek help from a financial adviser over the next two years. The pandemic has been a major catalyst, with 44% saying the COVID-19 situation had increased their likelihood of seeking advice. If you’ve ever wondered what a financial adviser could do for you, here’s a brief introduction.

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Home buying mistakes to avoid

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 08:10

Are you sometimes a little rash when making big decisions>? Or are you a careful planner that researches for hours, days, months before making an important move like buying a house?  We know that you've worked super hard to get into a position to buy a home. With the right guidance you can achieve your goals a lot easier and with a lot less stress. 

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How 'buy now, pay later' affects your credit score

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 08:10

In recent years, ‘buy now pay later’ (BNPL) has become an increasingly popular method for consumers looking to purchase goods via installments without resorting to credit cards.

These services are often billed as a safer and more convenient way for consumers to manage their spending, and their popularity has led them to become widely available.

But if you miss a payment or misunderstand the particular terms you’re agreeing to, BNPL has the potential to dent your credit score and impact your lending ability down the track.

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Understanding car insurance

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 08:10

When buying car insurance, take time to compare the cost and understand what is (and is not) covered by different policies.

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