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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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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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-hand...

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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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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 prote...

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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 h...

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