Is the housing market drought finally over? - Marge, Marge, the rains are ‘ere! Home prices have recorded their first rise since October 2017, with national dwelling values increasing 0.8% over August, according to the latest CoreLogic report.
Ever dreamed of starting your own business? - Ever been tempted to tell the boss you’re leaving to start your own business? You’re not alone. In fact, more than nine million Aussies dream about becoming their own boss.
Buy now, pay now: the importance of budgeting for gifts - How much do you think the average Aussie spends on gifts each month? $20, $50 or 100? (hint: we’re a generous bunch). Today we’ll look at why it’s important to budget for these expenses correctly, rather than succumbing to ‘buy now, pay later’ services.
New code to protect Aussies buying solar panels - Ever thought about investing in solar panels for your home? If so, you’ll know it’s a big decision and there’s a lot to wrap your head around. Fortunately, the consumer watchdog is proposing a new retailer code to make solar purchases safer and easier.
Caviar and wine, anyone? What a court ruling means for you - Indulgences such as caviar, wagyu beef and the finest bottles of wine shouldn’t count against you when lenders assess your application for finance, a Federal Court judge has said.
On the hunt for a new loan provider? - One in 10 consumers have switched credit products in the past year, according to new research, with Millennials and women in particular pouncing on offers from small banks, credit unions and building societies.
Time’s ticking: ATO to report overdue tax debts to credit agencies - Businesses that put off paying large tax bills for too long may soon find that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has notified credit reporting bureaus.
Planning ahead: RBA says expect long-term low interest rates - Good news for mortgage holders this week, with the RBA saying "it’s reasonable to expect an extended period of low interest rates”.
How criminals steal your identity to steal your money - Scams involving identity theft have cost Australians at least $16 million this year, and that figure is likely to be just the “tip of the iceberg”, says the ACCC.
Have your smashed avo and eat it too! - One of the most annoying myths for young homebuyers has to be the smashed avo breaky one. You know - to buy a property you have to forego delicious weekend breakfasts. Well, here are three easy recipes that prove otherwise.