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If you want to build or maintain a healthy financial life, then keeping your money in your mattress is probably not the best place to start. Budgeting however, should be your fundamental starting point. After all, how can you tell you’re on track if you don’t know wher...

Can you imagine spending $685 on groceries each and every week? Those of you with teenage boys certainly can. Yes, as scary as it sounds, that can be reality for big-boy big-families. Throw in a few packets of cereal, multiple litres of milk, a trolley of veges, half a...

We’ve all heard about the Nigerian Prince who needs to transfer money out of the country and has selected us to send it to. Haven’t we? Phone and internet scams are all around us, in fact, they're so common that the ACCC recorded more than 105,000 scams a year, which r...

Are you a single parent? It’s more common than you think. The first thing to accept is that you are now financially independent, or need to be. At first that can seem overwhelming, particularly as a single mum. Just understand that there is plenty of help out there if...

So what is it? It’s the practice of throwing everything that might be important, like invoices and receipts, into a box and giving it to your accountant to sort out.

When someone refers to the “shoebox” in relation to your accounts or finances it means that the person h...

The older we get the more inflexible we become, not willing, or able, to change our ways and habits. So for that reason alone we need to set good habits in place for the younger generation – good financial habits.

Not to say they will become the next governor of the tre...

Imagine going to the shopping centre on Saturday and buying whatever you want: An iWatch, or even a new iPhone, that handbag you keep eyeing off as you walk past the store, a new jacket, or the latest sports shoes. Put it on your credit card, or split it over two credi...

Whether you are starting your financial journey out of Uni, getting your first job, climbing the career ladder, jumping into a relationship, buying property or starting a business, you need to take control of your financial future. Here are 8 really important things to...