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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Budgeting for success

Do you struggle to find the inspiration to create and stick to a budget? Don’t worry, most of us do. That’s why we’ve compiled some of the best tips for you to be able to identify 'money leaks' and keep your spending on track. Getting started: Building my budget To begin your budget, you have to know exactly how much money you have coming in, ve...

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How a Family Pledge can help you buy your first home sooner

With soaring property prices and increased living expenses, saving for a first home can be a struggle. But what if there was an easier way? A family pledge could be an option. Having a family pledge (sometimes referred to as a guarantor) on your home loan will reduce the need of having a large deposit and means that you’ll be able to get into you...

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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 2019 in full swing, it’s a great time to consider a home insurance check-up to ensure that your policy is still ticking al...

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Essential safety checks to make before your next road trip

Heading on a road trip this Easter break? Protect your family and reduce the risk of breakdowns by performing these essential checks yourself. Tyres Make sure your tyres are keeping you safe by checking air pressure, tread and even wear. At most service stations around Australia, you’ll find air pumps which will show you how to check your tyre ai...

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Four reasons why you should switch to a customer owned bank today!

In light of the recent findings from the Banking Royal Commission, many Australians are seeking a banking institution they can trust to put them first. The Banking Royal Commission has shown us that some of the actions undertaken by non-customer owned banks have been driven by a culture which puts profits before people. As a MOVE Bank member, you...

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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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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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