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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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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Four things every first home-buyer should know

Purchasing a new property can be challenging even for seasoned home-owners – but for a first home-buyer, this process can be 100 times more daunting. In fact, if you’re only just getting started on your journey to becoming a home-owner you may be a bit overwhelmed by all the things you DON’T know. For example, you’re probably wondering how to find...

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How to get your credit card debt under control NOW

Christmas and New Year is a time for celebration, joy, and giving; but it’s also a time that is renowned for racking up credit card debt. Now that the festive season has ended the balance owing on your statement might seem overwhelming, but with a few lifestyle adjustments you can combat the credit card debt and get rid of it for good. Cut out cr...

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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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MOVE Bank reviews: Personal finance apps

Daydreaming about your next holiday? Struggling to save for your new car? Hoping you’ll have some spare cash this Christmas? Why not keep your cash in check at the touch of a button? Here at MOVE Bank, we have enlisted the help of our people to review the top personal finance apps which are taking a swipe at making your finances easier to handle....

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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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