Property investing – residential vs. commercial real estate

22 February

In the realm of property investment, prospective investors often grapple with comparing residential vs commercial real estate. Both offer viable investment opportunities, but they also come with their own unique advantages and drawbacks.   Hence,...[Read More]

Saving for the Future: Building Financial Security Step by Step

15 February

In an era where the allure of instant gratification is stronger than ever, the art of saving money seems to be fading into the background. Yet, the truth remains: most of us have aspirations that extend beyond our immediate reach, be it a new car,...[Read More]

Living pressures ease for employee households

7 February

Working families are still under acute financial pressure but fewer cash rate hikes of late has tempered growth in their overall living costs. In the 12 months to the December quarter, living costs rose 6.9 per cent for employee households, down...[Read More]

What is your “big picture” ?

1 February

Even as children, people create this big picture in their minds — a reflection of how they envision their life to be. Whether your big picture is similar to what’s called the Australian Dream (home ownership as the key to a better life) or...[Read More]

Rooftop solar pays its own way as more homes switch on

31 January

Solar power from household rooftops remains the most popular way of reducing electricity bills, market data shows. Some 2.5 gigawatts of residential solar power was installed in 2023, equivalent to 6.1 million average-sized solar panels, but fewer...[Read More]

Bill shock to ease as cost of power falls, solar shines

31 January

In a boost to household budgets, electricity supply costs are falling as coal and gas-fired generation hits a record low and renewable energy takes a bigger load. Every region notched a solar output record in the closing months of 2023 which...[Read More]

Things to consider when preparing your home for sale

25 January

Preparing your home for sale in Australia requires a mix of strategic planning, maintenance, and marketing savvy. The process is a multi-faceted journey that encompasses both practical and aesthetic elements. Taking the time to optimally prepare...[Read More]

10 brilliant money-saving tips

25 January

Are you looking to build up your savings for the future, but don’t know how or where to start? Check out these money-saving tips you can apply today.   Whether you’re looking to save money for financial security, investment, a future purchase...[Read More]

5 ways to increase your property value

18 January

Your home is more than simply a place to unwind; it’s also an investment. If you plan to sell your property someday, increasing its value now can help you get a better return on your investment. Most people believe that increasing the value of a...[Read More]

What you need to know to successfully improve your home

11 January

Embarking on a home improvement can be an exciting and rewarding process. It can transform your living space and increase the value of your property. With so many informative videos and other great resources online, there’s a thriving culture...[Read More]

Protect what you have

4 January

People strive hard to accomplish a variety of goals during their lifetime, although there’s nothing more significant than being able to spend quality time in the company of family, friends and loved ones. Indeed, investing in relationships gives...[Read More]

10 ways to reduce your household energy use

4 January

As a homeowner, you’re likely aware of the increasing costs associated with household energy consumption. This is why cutting down on energy use can mean big savings. In addition to the financial benefits, reducing electricity use can help to...[Read More]

Achieving Your New Year Goals: A Realistic Approach

28 December

New Year’s resolutions are a time-honoured tradition where people aim to make positive changes in their lives as the calendar flips to January 1st. While setting goals is easy, the real challenge lies in sticking to them throughout the year....[Read More]

Top 5 financial New Year’s resolutions to achieve in the new year

28 December

The new year is a perfect time to reflect on your achievements from the ending year and to plan for the new year. While you can also make resolutions for other aspects of life, financial success should be at the top of your list. Check if you...[Read More]

The top 5 advantages of home ownership

28 December

Your decision to purchase a new house is a significant life event, and the thought of becoming a homeowner might be a little intimidating. However, homeownership brings with it several advantages, including the freedom to design your home as you...[Read More]