Budgeting & Saving Money - March 6th
The average Australian wedding in 2018 cost anywhere from around $30k to over $90k (according to a number of surveys). Conversely, my wedding cost less than $20k, using a few tricks that you too could consider…– Read more
Budgeting & Saving Money - March 1st
However, with a recent EasyWeddings.com.au survey showing that, on average, Aussies ended up spending $10,000 over their original wedding budget, it can be a good idea to think through your financial decisions carefully to avoid falling into debt.…– Read more
Budgeting & Saving Money - February 27th
And it's this dopamine hit from the thought of winning that could lead some shoppers to spend more than they usually would, behavourial economist Dr Brendan Markey-Towler says. Woolworths' highly anticipated new collectibles range 'Disney Words…– Read more
Budgeting & Saving Money - February 20th
febfast is a fundraising campaign held every February where you pick something that would be challenging to give up, and you pledge to put it on ‘pause’ for the month. Common choices are alcohol, sugar, coffee and…– Read more
Budgeting & Saving Money - February 13th
Hot on the heels of its Little Shop campaign and special Christmas range of collectables, the supermarket giant is now offering 24 mini plastic fruit and vegetable figurines called Stikeez. Starting from today, shoppers can receive one…– Read more
If you find your finances are stretched, our Budgeting & Saving section is a good place to start. When it comes to being motivated to budget and save, it all comes down to your goals – working out what you want to achieve, realising what you′re currently spending your money on, pinpointing ways to save, and setting money aside.
Parents with kids can save on your kids′ school fees wherever possible, such as buying secondhand uniforms and textbooks whenever possible. But buy good quality school shoes! Label all of their clothes and books so you can get them back from lost property if you lose them. Raise your children to be money smart kids and money smart teens.
Teenagers can learn about budgeting before they even get their first job. Uni students will find our guide to budgeting while studying useful. Getting a part-time job, buying secondhand textbooks, and getting government Youth Allowance or Rent Assistance can make a big difference.
CANSTAR has amassed a collection of invaluable household budgeting tips, such as:
If you already have bad money habits, never fear – there are ways to turn things around. Fixing your finances won′t just help your bank balance – financial fitness is even good for your health! You can also grow your savings by remembering the financial lessons you learned from your parents.