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How to budget for Christmas

How to budget for Christmas

The silly season is right around the corner and thanks to the dumpster fire that has been 2020, many of us will be tightening our purse strings a little more this year.

Should you buy a home with a 5% deposit?

Should you buy a home with a 5% deposit?

It’s a common misconception you can only buy a home if you have a 20% deposit. These days, you can get a home loan with as little as a 5% deposit! While this may sound like a no-brainer in theory, it may cost you more in the long run.

Property price update for major cities 2020

Property price update for major cities 2020

COVID’s impact on house prices hasn’t been as apocalyptic as first thought (some commentators had been predicting house price falls of up to 40%!) but they have dipped slightly. Nationally, house prices have fallen by 2.6% since March according to CoreLogic.

What car features are most popular?

What car features are most popular?

From Apple Carplay to autonomous emergency braking, here are the most popular car features Aussie motorists love, and what to look out for in a new car purchase.

5 clever ways to save when buying a home

5 clever ways to save when buying a home

Saving up for a house is a daunting task. Unless you’re made of money or happen to win the lotto, chances are you’ll have to painstakingly scrimp and save for a few years to afford enough for that elusive 20% deposit.

What to do when your Balloon Payment is coming up?

What to do when your Balloon Payment is coming up?

A balloon payment can be an easy way to reduce your car loan repayments. But unlike a regular balloon, you can’t simply let that payment fly into the stratosphere and forget about it. So what are your options when your balloon payment is due?