Money tips

We understand managing your money can be a hassle. That’s why we’ve created a range of articles to help you reach your financial goals sooner.

Money tips

We understand managing your money can be a hassle. That’s why we’ve created a range of articles to help you reach your financial goals sooner.

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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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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 you can give back as a teacher

Here's one way to nurture wellbeing and self-esteem for kids.

Learn more about the charity education employees have been supporting for decades. 

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R.E.S.H.A.P.E. your 2020 finances

We’ve pulled together a money plan for your finances

As we welcome a New Year, now is the perfect time to give your finances a little love with a money plan you can stick to. 

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Online shopping and auction site safety 101

Read our tips for protecting yourself against scammers

If you enjoy the variety and bargains that can be found online, it pays to be extra cautious.

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Emergency funds: Why you need one

An emergency fund is a stash of savings for unexpected expenses.

Saving up an emergency fund is a vital part of having healthy finances, so if you haven’t got one, there’s no time like the present.

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The Christmas season on a budget

Tips to enjoy the summer break without breaking the bank

Is it possible to survive the silly season on a budget without becoming known as the Grinch? Yes, it sure is.

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What's in your credit report?

Get familiar with your credit report

Your credit score is an important factor in whether or not you can get financing to buy a house, a new car or even go on holiday.

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How to increase your borrowing power

The amount you can borrow is not set in stone

If you're looking to buy a property, having an idea of how much you can borrow will help you narrow down your search.

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5 Creative ways to invest $1,000

Think you don’t have a lot to invest?

Try these five creative ways to invest a small amount of money outside of the stock market.

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How to talk about money in your relationship

Tips on how to handle delicate conversations about money

Follow these quick and easy rules to maintain domestic bliss and manage your joint finances successfully

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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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5 personal finance apps to help you hit goals

Become a savvy saver with these apps

There are countless tools to help you manage your money in ways that are clever, quick, and even fun. With apps only a click away, it’s never been easier to become a savvy saver.

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Easy ways to save while studying

Tips for making your dollar stretch further.

It can feel like a juggling act when it comes to balancing your income and expenses while studying. So, how can you make the most of your money to ensure there’s more time to focus on learning as opposed to finances?

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Break your debt cycle—debt consolidation

Tips to help reach your goals.

It’s one thing to pay down your debts, but keeping your debt as close to zero as possible is more complicated.

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Spring clean your finances

Clean up your budget and boost your savings

To clean up your budget and boost your savings, start by reading between the transaction lines in your accounts to see where you could cut your costs every month.

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Open banking—the next ‘big thing’ in banking

What is open banking?

Open banking will give Australians more control over how we use our financial data starting from mid-2019.

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Tips for managing your credit card balance

Here are some ways you can keep your credit card debt under control.

Reducing your credit card debt and keeping on top of your balance are more important now than ever before with changes to the way your credit history is reported starting to come into effect.

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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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5 reasons to check your home loan rate

When was the last time you checked to make sure you were still getting the most out of your home loan?

You might be tempted to 'set and forget' your home loan, but it’s important to reconsider your options every now and then. Here’s why.

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Avoiding investment scams

What are the signs something's not quite right?

Australia’s banking and investment industry is one of the most regulated and sophisticated in the world. So how do investment fraudsters still manage to ensnare savvy Australians?

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Ditching the holiday debt

Clear the holiday debt with minimal pain

In the post-Christmas period you might have experienced ‘statement stupor’: the sense of bewilderment when you check your credit card statement and realise that you spent more than you thought.

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New Year, new financial you

Supercharge your finances in 2018 with these financial tips

Taking control of your spending is easier than you think. It could be as simple as setting realistic financial goals or challenging yourself with no-spend days.

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4 ways to better handle your finances

Tips to help you get ahead

We’re a nation of spenders, with one of the highest personal debt levels in the world. Yet there are plenty of ways to be smart about money. Even the smallest of changes can make a difference to your bank balance and set you on the path to better financial health. Here are some ideas to help get you started.

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