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Budgeting & Saving Money - May 20th
The survey, carried out by Credit Union Australia (CUA), found that 50% of Australians between the ages of 18 and 24 opt for the institution that their parents bank with, while almost the same percentage of...– Read more
Budgeting & Saving Money - May 9th
David ‘Jim’ Penman, is the founder of Jim’s group, one of the largest home-service franchises in Australia. With an annual turnover of $500 million, the company’s franchisees service roughly 35,000 customers a day across around 50...– Read more
Budgeting & Saving Money - April 29th
Just over 177,500 Aussies were swindled out of $107 million in total during 2018, marking a new record in the amount of financial loss reported to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Scamwatch website and phone helpline...– Read more
Budgeting & Saving Money - April 26th
As swords clash, betrayals rage and struggles for power ensue across the Seven Kingdoms, you may have many questions. And while we can’t give you a sure-fire answer about who is going to be sitting on...– Read more
Budgeting & Saving Money - April 18th
In the book, Kochie takes readers through 11 steps that he says will help them take charge of their personal finances - starting with creating a household budget, to buying their own home, investing money wisely...– 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.