• What makes a good household budget?

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    If you want to save for a house deposit, a rainy day fund, pay off your loans and have a little bit left over for your retirement, you're going to need to maintain a budget. And if you're going to do this, you need to know how to make one in …

  • When two incomes become one

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    Change is never easy, least of all it when it comes to your finances. If you've been with your partner for some time, you've probably gotten used to life on a dual income. But suddenly, for a variety of reasons one of you has decided to quit …

  • New parents - mull over these tax facts

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    Bringing a child into the world and raising them to be a productive and functional member of society is no mean feat. Along with the myriad new responsibilities on your plate, there's also the matter of tightening up your budget and …

  • Top 6 novice budgeting mistakes: Part 2

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    In the previous part of this series, we talked about how setting an unrealistic budget and forgetting about yearly expenses can have a detrimental effect on your ability to maintain a budget. Here are four more common - yet easily fixable …

  • Top 6 novice budgeting mistakes: Part 1

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    If done right, budgeting shouldn't be easy. It should require some difficulty to organise your regular spending and figure out where you can trim the fat - otherwise, why did you need it in the first place? However, factors of …

  • Watching your wealth grow when the rates are low

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    Presently, Australians have been experiencing one of the longest periods of interest rate stability in the last few decades. The Reserve Bank of Australia has kept the official cash rate - which underpins the interest rates offered by lenders - …