Healthy signs for the Australian economy

Two very healthy signs for the Australian economy

- November 11, 2022 3 MIN READ

Here are two clear signs that things are looking pretty good for the Australian economy right now. 1. We’re coping with the interest rate increase impact on our home loans When Westpac declared their disappointing earning result this week – which hammered its share price – I was interested in the page summarising the state… Read more »

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 »

Best ways to manage your credit card debt better
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4 ways to manage your credit card debt better

- September 23, 2021 3 MIN READ

While credit card debt has been significantly reduced over the past few years, 28 per cent of credit card users say they wouldn’t be able to manage their finances without one. So, what can you do to manage your credit card better? RBA figures show that Australia’s national credit card debt clocks in at over… Read more »

Misleading money tips
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It’s time to rethink these misleading money tips

- August 5, 2021 4 MIN READ

You’ll have heard these misleading money tips doing the rounds everyday like they’re gospel. It’s definitely time to hear some better advice! How often has someone told you to avoid credit cards at all costs? Or to start saving for your kids’ education the minute they’re born? These are both common misleading money tips that… Read more »

credit card rewards programs
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Do credit card rewards programs stack up?

- July 6, 2021 3 MIN READ

From offering cash-back, merchandise or frequent flyer points, credit card rewards programs are a popular way banks entice people to sign up. But like any incentive program, you really need to crunch the numbers to see if they’re worth it. Here’s how. What do I need to spend? Rewards programs can be really worthwhile for… Read more »

Give credit cards the flick
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Aussies are starting to give credit cards the flick

- June 17, 2021 3 MIN READ

Are you tired of the outrageous interest rates the banks are still charging on credit cards? Understandably there’s a growing trend of getting rid of them altogether! Frankly the banks and credit card companies have been treating us like mugs for so many years, but now we’re telling them to get stuffed. The interest charged… Read more »