We all know property prices are a lot higher than when our parents bought the family home. Still, there’s plenty of opportunities to get your foot in the real estate door. The hardest part for most is saving the dreaded home deposit. It can be a hard a long journey to get the desired amount but we guarantee the feeling of accomplishment when you get there is worth the hard yards.
We’ve collected a bunch of handy hints and tips to get you on your way!
When borrowing money, be extremely suspicious if you’re asked to pay money upfront. Legitimate lenders will not ask you to pay anything upfront.
Unclaimed money is money from lost bank accounts, shares, investments and life insurance policies where you forget to update your details after you move address.
All your bank accounts becomes unclaimed if it is inactive (no deposits or withdrawals) for more than 7 years. Even life insurance policies becomes unclaimed 7 years after it matures and is not claimed.
This unclaimed money is transferred to the Commonwealth of Australia Consolidated Revenue Fund by ASIC and available for the rightful owner to claim at any time. Best part is that there is no time limit on claims.
Congratulations, you’ve found the perfect person to propose to or have accepted a proposal from that special person in your life. Now the hard work begins in planning and paying for your wedding day. Wedding celebrations can be very expensive and can cost upwards of $25,000. There’s lots to think about, from the dress to the venue and everything in between.
Mother’s day is this Sunday! In case you’ve forgotten, we’ve compiled a list of some pretty sweet gift that are sure to win you some brownie points!
Everyone loves a good holiday. Flights? Not so much….The travel can be long and uncomfortable which is made even worse when there’s no in-flight entertainment!
We understand having your own business can come with a bit of financial headache at times. There’s always something or someone needing to be paid. There’s plenty of ways you can improve the situation though. We’ve thought of some ideas to get the money back into your wallet.
It’s an exciting time when looking for buying a new car, but it can be intimidating looking through all the options and trying to work out what you need for your family. There are lots of makes, models and types of vehicles out there.
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