Side hustles are growing

Side hustles are increasingly bridging the income gap

- August 4, 2023 4 MIN READ

More entrepreneurial Aussies than ever are starting side hustles to plug the income gap. The combined impact of high inflation and rising mortgage repayments is playing havoc with the household budget of average Aussie families. There are two solutions… cut your expenses or boost your income. It seems boosting income is the answer for many… Read more »

Low real wages growth is impacting financial stress

Negative real wages are hitting consumer confidence

- May 19, 2023 4 MIN READ

Wages are rising but not at the same pace as inflation, which means the purchasing power of your money is going backwards. In fact, “real wages” growth has never been worse. You’re getting paid more cash, but your cash is buying less. While wage rises are stronger than normal, it is completely understandable if you’re… Read more »

Boxing Day sales tips

Gloves off: How to make the most of the Boxing Day sales

- December 21, 2021 3 MIN READ

Getting amongst the crowds at the Boxing Day sales is almost as traditional as Christmas itself. Boxing Day as a day-after-Christmas holiday started in the UK and its origins are debated. The most likely reason the holiday started as ‘boxing day’ was to honour servants and errand boys. Traditionally, the day after Christmas was the… Read more »

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 »

Stop doing stupid shit with money
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Stop doing stupid shit with your money

- October 7, 2021 4 MIN READ

Financial planner Dave Ray acknowledges that we all do ‘stupid shit’ with money. He shares his own list and wonders what you’d put on yours… We all do dumb stuff with our money. Even when we understand the mistakes we should avoid, we still make them. This list is compiled not just from what I… Read more »