Love and Money: how to manage your finances as a couple

According to the Australian Psychological Society, money worries are one of the biggest causes of relationship break-ups and stress, so it pays to go into love and money matters with your eyes open.   Inevitably you will find yourself sharing expenses during your relationship. With a bit of forward planning, you can make sure you and your partner ...

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How to teach kids good money habits

As our society becomes increasingly cashless, it is important for our kids to understand the concept of money in its different forms. By giving our kids a strong understanding of money, we can build good habits around budgeting, spending and saving money that can set them up for life. Here are a few ways you can approach this with your kids… At ...

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Time for an insurance check-up

We go to the doctor for health checks and we take our car to a mechanic for servicing, but do we pay the same sort of attention to our insurances? The truth is that many of us don’t, which can easily leave us underinsured. With the festive season now over and 2019 in full swing, it’s a great time to consider a home insurance check-up to ensure that...

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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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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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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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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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