It’s that time of year when we spend up big - buying presents for our family and friends, eating out, decking the halls with Christmas decorations and even going away on holidays. This can be a very s ...

Summer is finally here and it’s the time of year when we all start dreaming of owning our own holiday home and enjoying endless sunny days by the sea. But is buying a holiday home really a good financ ...

Buying a home is a very exciting time – particularly if you’re climbing on to the property ladder for the first time! When you finally get your deposit together, it’s really easy to get caught up in t ...

In March last year, an amendment was made to the Privacy Act 1988, which allowed regulation reforms to be applied to the way credit-related personal information can be collected about you by lenders. ...

If you’ve only taken out your home loan in the last few years, refinancing is probably the last thing on your mind. But having a set-and-forget attitude to your home loan is not ideal! Leaving your ho ...

How to pay your home off in 10 years not 30!Many people feel the need to be debt free and their only financial goal is to pay off the family home. For those that feel this way, this post is for you.Fr ...

Two Months Before You MoveIt’s time to start thinking big, collating lists and getting things in order. In the early days, remember to: Compare the costs of doing it yourself using a removalist Set a ...

Home maintenance.Remember the days of renting, when a quick phone call to your landlord or agent could fix a broken oven or leaky pipes?Things can and do break down, especially if they’re not maintai ...

With interest rates at all-time record lows, property has recently become very attractive to a wider range of investors. The media is full of articles and commentaries talking about using property to ...

You may have heard that APRA has cracked down on investment lending, influencing many lending institutions to review their investment lending policies.But I imagine for the majority of you, it’s a cas ...