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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A first timer’s guide to moving out

So you’ve made the decision: it’s time to leave the nest. You’re going to take that first epic leap towards independence move out of your parents' place. The lead-up to moving out of home is an exciting time – you’re planning your new living arrangements, thinking about where to live and looking forward to sweet, sweet freedom! But the reality i...

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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 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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Five ways to save $1000

If you’re already following a tight household budget saving $1000 might sound like a massive task, but it could be easier than you think. We’ve gathered five practical savings hacks which will help you save $1000 this year. Cut your Coffee If you’re buying your coffee every morning, you’re spending around $4.50 a day. That’s $22.50 a week, and $...

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How debt consolidation can help relieve financial pressure

Consolidating your debts could make it easier to get ahead this year. If you’re making repayments on multiple loans to different lenders each month, there could be an easier and more cost-effective way to manage your debt. To save yourself a lot of stress and money, why not consider rolling everything you owe – on personal loans, cre...

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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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MOVE Bank explains: fixed, variable or split?

If you’ve ever been through the process of choosing a home loan you’ll know that there are literally hundreds of different products to choose from. But before you delve into the sometimes confusing array of loans on offer, there’s one even more important decision you need to make first – what TYPE of loan are you looking for? The majority of home...

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