Financial hardship and domestic violence
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Young Australian women in financial hardship are up to 3x more likely to experience domestic violence

- September 7, 2021 4 MIN READ

New research undertaken for this week’s National Summit on Women’s Safety finds violence and unwanted sexual activity are far more common among young women experiencing financial hardship than women who are not. By Alice Campbell, The University of Queensland and Janeen Baxter, The University of Queensland It comes as the federal government has denied Australians… Read more »

The best ways to invest your tax return
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The 5 best way to invest your tax return

- August 30, 2021 4 MIN READ

Yippee, you’ve scored a good looking return from the tax office this year. While you’re tempted to blow the lot, if you invest your tax return carefully you’ll set yourself up for long-term wealth. The ATO returned more than $1 billion to approximately 457,000 taxpayers in the 2019-2020 financial year. That’s an average return of… Read more »

Break out of the credit card rut
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4 steps to break out of the credit card rut

- August 16, 2021 3 MIN READ

Australians are in a credit card rut. We’re currently paying interest on $20 billion worth of outstanding credit card balances every month. That figure seems to be stuck at that level, despite the number of actual credit card accounts dropping by 751,916 in the last year. The lowest number since February 2007. It seems higher debt… Read more »

Save for a home deposit
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5 rules you need to save for a home deposit

- July 22, 2021 3 MIN READ

It can be tough to save for a home deposit, but it’s not impossible if you follow these five golden rules. We’ve always made big sacrifices for the security of owning our own home. So, the debate about whether buying property now is harder than it was in the past doesn’t really resonate with me.… Read more »

How to use debt to your advantage
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How Aussies can use debt to their advantage

- June 25, 2021 2 MIN READ

While the term “debt” can make most Aussies cringe and run in the opposite direction, there are a number of ways you can use debt to your advantage and build wealth. It may sound like the biggest oxymoron in history, but it’s true – if done responsibly and with the right guidance. Remember though, before… 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 »