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5 ideas to help first home buyers break into the property market

While housing affordability is improving across the country, for many young first home buyers cracking into the property market can feel like breaking into a fortress. Here are five ideas that can help bust down that door. Housing affordability for new mortgage borrowers in Australia will continue to improve over the next 12 months because…

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With home loan interest rates dropping, is it time to pull the cord?

Fixing your home loan while rates are dropping is a bit like pulling the ripcord on a parachute. If you do it early you'll get a steady ride but may miss out on a bit of action. But if you leave it too late things might get a little messy. To fix the rate or…

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7 simple ways to protect your home these Easter holidays

The Easter holidays are a great time to get away with the family. Unfortunately, this means they're also a prime time for burglars to target your unoccupied home. Here are seven simple ways to deter uninvited guests from entering your property these holidays – sorry Easter Bunny! Get this: in 2017 there were 225,900 recorded…

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Making the most of the instant asset write-off

Cash flow is like your daily hit of caffeine. You don't really notice how important it is for your business until you've got to try and operate without it. Today we'll look at how the recently expanded instant asset write-off initiative can help out in that area. Budget week is always hectic. You're bombarded with…

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How to welcome a baby into the family and stay on budget

Welcoming a baby into your family is one of the most joyous occasions of your life. But just like anything worth celebrating (such as your wedding day or buying your first property), it's not without its expenses. How quickly they grow! The bills, that is. Did you know it costs roughly $300,000 to raise a…

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What the 2019 federal budget means for your family's finances

With a federal election due in May, the 2019 federal budget is more a series of election promises than it is a set-in-stone budget. That aside, here are some of the more interesting talking points and what they'll mean for your family's monthly budget. The winners from the 2019 federal budget are middle-income workers, small…

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The many hats we wear

Actors act. Cleaners clean. Taxi drivers drive taxis. Mortgage brokers? Well, we don't just do mortgages. Here are the other aspects of your life we can help with when it comes to your financing options. Look, we're not saying we're as versatile as firefighters – fetching cats from trees, appearing in calendars, or you know,…

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Top 5 tips for standing out on Airbnb

The short term rental market is booming. Each year, tens of thousands of Australians list their properties on Airbnb to make a tidy buck on the side. Here are our top five tips on how to stand head and shoulders above your competition. Most people who own an investment property prefer to rent it out…

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12 reasons you should see a broker for car finance

We've all heard the horror stories about a mechanically-challenged friend buying a car and it turning out to be an absolute lemon. Well, the truth is that sourcing finance for the car isn't all too dissimilar. But here are 12 reasons why you won't end up with a lemon of a loan with us! 1.…

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How to choose your default Super fund

Choosing the right superannuation fund can be like navigating a maze. Just when you think you're onto a winner you run into a dead end – whether that be because of high fees, hidden costs, or poor performance. Today we'll break down the process of choosing a fund in 9 simple steps. Superannuation is a…

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