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The relationship between interest rates and housing affordability

Posted By Levent Aldogan,
21/02/2019 13:29 PM
It goes without saying that homebuyers love low interest rates. The lower the interest rate the less the mortgage repayments on a particular house, right? Well, maybe. Lower interest rates also mean...

Making interest-free deals work for you

Posted By John Cachia,
12/02/2019 12:00 PM
They have been around for decades but interest-free deals can still be confusing and costly when not managed correctly. Excitable advertising can make these offers almost too good to refuse, particul...

5 common financial mistakes people make in their 40s

Posted By John Cachia,
30/01/2019 11:00 AM
The 40s are, for many people, a critical decade for building wealth. Income is usually on the rise, but so are expenses such as mortgages and school fees. Juggling priorities can be a real challenge, ...

10 common financial mistakes before retirement

Posted By John Cachia,
22/01/2019 14:40 PM
Many of us would like to think that ‘older’ means ‘wiser’, but when it comes to money that isn’t always the case. The complexity of Australia’s superannuation and p...

Make this year a financially healthy one

Posted By John Cachia,
16/01/2019 15:41 PM
Another year is over - how was it for you? Did you achieve everything you’d hoped? Are you better or worse off financially than you were this time last year? With a new year in front of you, w...

Does the value of the Aussie dollar affect you?

Posted By John Cachia,
17/12/2018 09:54 AM
You might think that only importers and exporters pay attention to the value of the Aussie dollar, but movements in the exchange rate affect us all. After peaking at US$0.81 in late January 2018 the...

8 handy tips for travelling overseas

Posted By John Cachia,
17/12/2018 09:51 AM
Even for seasoned travellers there’s a little bit of magic involved in hopping on a plane in Australia today and disembarking in a far-off destination like Istanbul or London tomorrow. For most ...

What are you signing up for?

Posted By John Cachia,
29/11/2018 10:52 AM
How many times have you downloaded a new app or connected to free Wi-Fi and agreed to the terms and conditions without giving them a second glance? In your rush to gain access to the must-have service...

Ensuring your voice is heard

Posted By John Cachia,
22/11/2018 12:00 PM
When you’re here to supervise your worldly affairs, your voice, which reflects your current views, is heard, and more often than not, heeded. But when you’re not here, what voice will be h...

Everything you wanted to know about buying a home

Posted By John Cachia,
20/11/2018 14:41 PM
Ready to make the leap from renting to buying a home? Well, before you begin the search for your perfect home there are lots of questions to ask yourself. Here are some of the big ones.  Do you ...