Beginners guide to buying an investment property

Thinking about buying an investment property? Between understanding your finances and knowing when, where and what to buy, the whole experience can be daunting.  If you’re feeling overwhelmed- stop right there! We’ve compiled some of the best tips to ensure that your investment property brings you the rewards you’re looking for. Calculate your co...

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Four positive steps to take after redundancy

Redundancy can be one of the most stressful things that can happen in life, as you lose the security of a regular job and income. Redundancies often mean a redundancy payout, which can be one of the largest sums of money you’ll receive all at once. If you are receiving a payout as part of your redundancy, there are important decisions to be made a...

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Your ultimate guide to frugal fashions on the field

Spring fashion season is upon us …which means it’s time to dust off your fascinator and get yourself ready for fashions on the field! Here are our tips for making a strong style statement that won’t blow your budget this Melbourne Cup.  1. Think Online Sites such as Gumtree, eBay and Facebook Buy/Swap/Sell pages are a treasure trove for second-h...

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How to refinance in 5 easy steps

Today’s mortgage market is very competitive, so if you’ve put your mortgage on ‘auto-pilot’ you could be paying more interest than you should be. If you’re looking to save money and pay off your home loan sooner then it makes good financial sense to review your home loan to see whether refinancing could be right for you. Stephane Feuillye, MOVE Ba...

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Three ways to save more money (without even trying)

We all know that saving money is the first step to getting ahead financially. Whether you’re saving for a specific goal or just making sure you have enough “rainy day” money to cover unexpected expenses, your savings are one of your most important assets. But the fact is if you’ve just got savings sitting in an everyday account you’re almost defi...

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Covering the holidays: Reviewing your insurance this Summer

Festive celebrations with family and friends make summer one of the busiest and most enjoyable times of the year. But unfortunately, it also means an increase in storms, break-ins and road accidents. While we don’t like to think about it, what would you do if things go pear-shaped? And more importantly, do you have the right cover in place to prot...

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Back to School: How to keep the costs down

It’s that time of the year when those of us with school-aged kids need to start getting organised for the start of the new school year. But with new books, uniforms and other items like lunch boxes and drink bottles to buy the costs can really pile up! Books & Stationery Audit last year’s supplies Before you spend a cent it’s always a good ...

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Member Story: Jake’s advice for first home buyers

For most of us, buying your first home is a very steep learning curve. It means entering into a world of strange lingo, curious calculations and big decisions. Even for seasoned homeowners, buying property can be a daunting experience- that’s why it pays to have someone in your corner. Jake and Jessie from Acacia Ridge recently bought their first...

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