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Moving on a tight budget: How to reduce the biggest costs

Moving into a new home has to be one of the most exciting things a person can do, the sheer thrill of literally experiencing a change of scenery is something to behold. However, steps as large as these usually come…

Why is the ATO is cracking down on the ‘sharing economy’?

If you’ve booked a car ride or a stay at a holiday house online, you are one of a growing number of Australians participating in the “sharing economy.” Australia is one of Airbnb’s biggest markets, with 18.5 per cent of…

How to deal when you’re unmotivated at work

In an ideal world, we’d have the same enthusiasm for our day job as a certain animated sea sponge has for his job as a fry cook. But the fact is, sometimes work just plain sucks and we’d sooner scroll…

What are the 5 signs of financial infidelity?

Whether it’s hiding new purchases or lying about money, financial infidelity can be very damaging to relationships. Talking money with your significant other can be a sensitive, boring topic, but it certainly pays to be aware of what’s going on….

The first step to becoming a millionaire

How much did you used to get for pocket money? From that glorious moment you receive your first lump sum in the form of a few dollars, you begin to make financial decisions.  At that point, these decisions may involve choosing…

Are you suffering from a 20-something career crisis?!

If you find yourself scrolling through Sunday night memes on the internet wondering how you’ll manage to climb from bed when the alarm goes off in the morning, if work feels unrewarding and the thought of seeing colleague’s anxiety-inducing, you…

How much money can you make working in finance?

If you’re feeling bored in your current role then it may be because you simply aren’t learning anything new. There reaches a point where the job your first job you were so excited to start in your early 20s, has nothing…

Get more done in less time with these apps

Working, studying, dates and exercising, the list of things we need to get done seems to be never ending. Thankfully, technology is keeping up with our busy lives and there’s a bunch of new apps to help us get things done, fast. From…

“I’m in serious debt and I’m only 24!”

As a Master’s graduate I can tell you that I am technically already in thousands of dollars of debt at 24 years of age even though I don’t own a credit card and haven’t taken out any personal loans for…