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Thinkbank covers information on the important issues in finance, education, property and travel. The articles are designed to be insightful, entertaining and informative.

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Renting vs Buying – the Pros and Cons

Should I rent or buy? In our article we settle the debate once and for all

Paying rent is ‘dead money’ right? Not always. Get the low down on the pros and cons of renting vs buying and what’s the best bet for you!

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Wondering what to do with your tax refund?

Getting your refund is the best part of tax time

Tax time can be annoying, painful, and, for the most part, inconvenient—until the refund arrives. Here are a few practical suggestions to help at tax refund time.

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Tax tips for teachers

Wondering which teaching-related expenses are tax deductible?

It’s that time of year again—the countdown to tax time has begun. Ask any teacher and they will tell you that plenty of teaching-related expenses throughout the year come directly out of their own pockets. But which ones exactly are tax deductible?

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How to choose the right car option for you

Are you looking to buy a new car?

Here are some things to help you decide what the best option is for you.

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Filing tax when defacto

Find out what you need to consider

As a de facto, you need to provide extra information to the tax office, and you may also be able to save on your tax.

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Get prepared for tax time

Our guide to what you need for tax time

From lesson prep, to tax prep - here are a few things to help with your tax return.

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