No interest credit cards take on BNPL
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No-interest credit cards take on BNPL 

- October 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

Aussie banks are wising up to new spending habits by offering no-interest credit cards. But do they stack up against BNPL offerings? The extortionate interest rates still being charged on most credit cards is outrageous. Australians are onto this rort and credit card usage and outstanding balances are plummeting. Another factor has been younger consumers… Read more »

Crash watchlist

Crash watchlist: stocks to buy if we get a market crash

- October 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

The volatility of global sharemarkets prompted me to ask sharemarket gurus for the stocks on their crash watchlist. I’m really lucky because every weekday on my Ausbiz program, The Call, I get to pick the brains of the best sharemarket analysts in the country. Like me, they are all a bit wary of the volatility… Read more »

Survive a personal financial crisis
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How to get through a personal financial crisis

- October 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

You wouldn’t wish a personal financial crisis on anyone. A personal financial crisis (PFC) can be so debilitating across your entire being. It can feel as though your whole life is about to come crashing down like a house of cards. A PFC can be triggered by a range of factors but the most common… Read more »

Reduce your home and contents insurance premiums
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5 steps to reduce your home and contents insurance premiums

- October 12, 2021 3 MIN READ

If you want to reduce your home and contents insurance premiums, you need to know exactly what you’re insuring. First up, when’s the last time you had a wander around your house and assessed the value of what’s inside? The carpets, curtains, electronics (TVs, computers, home entertainment etc), furniture, clothes… fill in the blanks. Now… Read more »

Investing in October is scary

Is investing in October scary?

- October 8, 2021 2 MIN READ

I hate investing in October because it seems to be the month when sharemarkets crash. But is it fact or fiction? I’m not alone in thinking investing in October is a bogey month, and September isn’t much better. My mates at CommSec decided to research whether my fear is founded or not. They found over… Read more »