Budgeting & Saving Money - November 16th
Firstly, what is Black Friday? The sales bonanza - always held on the first Friday after Thanksgiving - originated in the US as a way for retailers to boost sales. Today Black Friday signifies the kickoff…– Read more
Budgeting & Saving Money - October 23rd
Halloween has become increasingly popular in Australia over the last 10 years - a trend credited by many to the influence of social media and global crazes such as dressing up and trick-or treating. A quick…– Read more
Budgeting & Saving Money - October 10th
Messenger announced the closure in March this year, saying the decision was 18 months in the making, and has been open about the reasons behind her choosing to end the publication. “What happened – and this…– Read more
Budgeting & Saving Money - September 12th
70 ways to change your lifestyle to free up money with simple money saving tips.– Read more
Budgeting & Saving Money - September 6th
Contributed by Gavin Dennis, CFO at eBay Australia & New Zealand These days, selling your items online can be easy, but how can you make sure you're getting the best return possible? Here's a list of our top…– 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.