Category: Life

Marriage in tatters? Don’t go broke with your divorce

Rachael Scharrer, founder of online resource DivorceAnswered.com.au has tips on how to save when your long-term relationship has ended. Australians today are more accepting of divorce and as a society we are quick to sue others than ever before. The…

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…

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…

How to kick your impulse spending habits

If Facebook had a financial status button, most Australians in their 20s and early 30s would have it set to “It’s Complicated.” That’s because, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, at this time in your life you are earning…

Adulting 101: Wants vs Needs

We see that sparkly shiny thing everyone else has, and we want it – now! And in our consumer-driven culture, we’re subtly and sometimes not-so-subtly encouraged to gratify our every want and desire as they arise. Even if you’re not…

Talking finances in each stage of your relationship

If you take a look at your Facebook friends list, you’ll see hundreds of people in different stages of relationships. From the happy bachelors, to the new couple, the people head over heels in love and the couples celebrating their…