The dawn of a new year brings a lot of joy for many people. But it’s also a very expensive time of year, with Australians spending about $5.8 billion each year on Christmas gifts. If you’re experiencing a Christmassy financial hangover, then check out these 7 tips on how you can fix your finances and be money savvy in 2020.
Go back ten years and most Australians couldn't have imagined paying for anything with a tap of their phone. Fast forward a decade, and you can even use your smartphone to apply for a home loan.
If you're buying a home at auction, it pays to be aware of the auction laws that apply in your state or territory because they differ from state to state. What's common practice in one state could be illegal in another, so it pays to brush up on the auction laws before the home you want to buy goes under the hammer.
It’s easy to think of your mortgage as a never-ending series of repayments, but every payment you make is building up the amount of equity in your home - and you may already have a substantial sum available.
You may be emotionally ready to put down roots, but there are a lot of things you need to know when getting a mortgage. After all, it's easily one of the biggest financial commitments you'll ever make.
The steamy summer months are nearly upon us, which means big energy bills from keeping your home cool. Here are some environmentally-friendly ways to beat the summer heat.
With summer almost here, we examine how smart technology can save you money and stop your lawns turning yellow at the same time.
It seems like every month there is a new piece of technology released to make our home lives easier and more comfortable. So is it time to make a "great leap forward" at your place? Let's see how the numbers stack up.
When applying for a home loan, simply having cash isn't always enough. Often, you'll need 'genuine savings' to show a lender. Learn more about genuine savings here.