What is mortgage stress
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5 strategies to avoid mortgage stress

- December 1, 2021 3 MIN READ

What exactly is mortgage stress, and how can you overcome it without losing your home? With the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) signalling that interest rates are anticipated to rise in 2024, many banks and home loan providers have started to shift their own fixed rates. Many of these changes have seen these financial institutions… Read more »

How can I get out of debt
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Money focus: How can I get out of debt?

- November 29, 2021 5 MIN READ

Each week we ask a question to help you focus on an area of your finances that might need a closer look. This week: How can I get out of debt? Most people carry some kind of debt. Whether it’s so called ‘good debt’ or ‘bad debt’, you’re still living on money that belongs to… Read more »

How to make your fines disappear
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How to make your fines disappear

- October 19, 2021 2 MIN READ

Fines suck, so avoid getting them. But if it’s too late for that, then you have a few options for getting the debt monkeys off your back. If you’re too slow sorting your fines out, you risk getting slapped with a late payment, interest and enforcement charges. So you’ll basically add more and more debt on… 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 »

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 ways 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 »