How to have a big night with little spend

Here are some tips to save you money this weekend from The Hip Pocket. As much as we can budget and plan and save, there is one overwhelmingly large recurring thing that has the ability to deplete our finances like no other… a night out on the town. A night out can vary in expense [...]

By |2017-06-29T01:16:07+00:00June 29th, 2017|Home & Living|0 Comments

How to spot a property lemon

Here's another great article from Houzz Australia. So, you’re about to purchase a dream home (or have already), and it looks like a sound investment … but as the old adage goes, ‘buyer beware’! The first thing you should do is hire an expert to look through the property, but in Australia, many houses and [...]

By |2017-06-26T02:59:51+00:00June 26th, 2017|Home & Investment Lending, Home & Living|0 Comments

How to kick your impulse spending habits

Here's another great article for curbing your spending habits from Hip Pocket. If Facebook had a financial status button, most Australians in their 20s and early 30s would have it set to “It’s Complicated.” That’s because, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, at this time in your life you are earning nearly twice the [...]

By |2017-06-26T03:06:59+00:00June 26th, 2017|Home & Living|0 Comments

Can you keep the deposit if a home buyer backs out?

Here's another informative article from Money Magazine. After weekends of open houses, scrambling to clean up for last-minute inspections, and low-ball offers, you have finally received an offer on your home and exchanged contracts. But before you pop the champagne, remember the sale is not yet final and buyers can and do drop out. Here’s [...]

By |2017-06-22T01:44:21+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Home & Investment Lending|0 Comments

Understanding mortgage offset accounts

Here's an article from Domain to help you understand offset accounts and whether they're suitable for you. A mortgage offset account generally works by offsetting (or ‘deducting’) your savings balance in this account against the balance in your home loan account, rather than earning interest on your savings balance – as is typical in a [...]

By |2017-06-21T01:05:21+00:00June 21st, 2017|Home & Investment Lending|0 Comments

So just what can you claim when you work from home?

A great article by Mark Chapman for Money Magazine. With many employees putting in extra hours in the evening and at weekends, and many employers moving to flexible working environments where an office space isn’t necessarily provided, it’s becoming increasingly common for people to work either partly or wholly from home. If you’ve set up [...]

By |2017-06-19T02:42:50+00:00June 19th, 2017|EOFY|0 Comments
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