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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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 the...

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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, versu...

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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 your ...

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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 a...

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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 cost...

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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 ab...

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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 Ban...

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