Practical savings info for everyday Australians


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Read our comprehensive, step-by-step guide to buying a house if you’re ready to make your move.  Buying a house is…


Dealer vs private seller


When buying a used car, you’ll usually have two options: buying from a car dealer or buying from a private…

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Pre-approval car loans

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Car loan pre-approval can give you a serious leg-up in the buying process, and can also lead to some serious…

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Used car buying tips

Tips for buying a used car

A used car can often offer better value for money than a new car, provided it’s not a lemon….


Editor’s choice



Amid a slowing property market and the threat of policy reforms, is negative gearing still a valid investment strategy? …


repayment monthly vs fortnightly


Repaying fortnightly or weekly can help you pay off your mortgage years earlier and save tens of thousands in interest….


real estate prices hipsters


Not even real estate in Australia is immune to the trendsetting abilities of hipsters. Tastes are always evolving. Perhaps you…

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What you should know about rentvesting

Rent? Buy? Why not do both?  Owning a home is considered a big part of the great Australian dream. However,…

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savings hack Savings Hacks

Simple and easy ways for you to save money and take control

Whether it be finding out how to get a better deal on a new purchase or accessing tips and tricks that help you to build your overall position, helps to cut through the clutter so you can save and build on what is yours.

With a particular focus on the big saving opportunities (eg. buying and owning residential property cars, etc.),’s sole purpose is to help you save money.

And apart from providing great general information to help people quickly ‘get’ the sometimes complex world of financial products, you will also find that we have plenty to say about “what’s being said” in the News and on Social Media.

To make it easy for you, keep an eye out for these two symbols:

They will tell you what kind of saving tip is on offer in the article. Sometimes you will see both!



Savings which are made ‘up-front’ when you are buying something.


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