Green thumbs beware: one-third of veggie gardens contaminated with lead

One of the most exciting things about moving into your own home is doing whatever you want with it, such as growing your own veggie patch. But did you know more than a third of Aussie backyards are contaminated with lead? Here’s how to get your soil tested for free. Gardening is a bit like […]

Property price caps increased for first home loan deposit scheme

First home buyers can now purchase more expensive properties under the federal government’s hugely popular 5% deposit, no LMI scheme. Single parents with dependent children are also welcoming the higher property price caps, which will apply to the federal government’s new Family Home Guarantee scheme, too. The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) allows eligible first home […]

Be careful of loading up on ‘buy now, pay later’ purchases this Xmas

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but it’s important not to get carried away when using ‘buy now, pay later’ providers to fund that festive spirit. That’s because one-in-five users struggle to make their repayments, new research has found.

HomeBuilder sparks surge in home loans, new builds and renos

Thousands of families across the country who had been thinking about a new build, or tackling an overdue renovation project, have rolled up their sleeves and committed to it, according to latest ABS data.

Turbocharged instant asset write-off scheme unveiled

There was one big-ticket initiative in the federal budget that really caught our eye, and that was the turbocharged version of the instant asset write-off scheme. Today we’ll look at how it could improve your business’s cash flow moving forward.

Your finances through COVID-19

Its Simple Corona Virus E-Book

Over the last 12 weeks, COVID-19 has made our world a very different place.

Getting Through Coronavirus Together (Apart)

Its Simple Getting Through This Together (Apart)

How are you settling into the ‘new normal’, or new normal for now at least?

From the Comfort of Home

Its Simple Work From Home

How are you settling into the ‘new normal’, or new normal for now at least?

The Pros and Cons of Having a Guarantor

Its Simple Guarantor

The Pros and Cons of Having a Guarantor The Australian dream of owning your own home is significantly harder to achieve than it was just a couple of decades ago. But the answer isn’t necessarily to work harder and save more for a deposit––a guarantor can help realise the dream of homeownership.  What is a […]

Investing with the Use of Equity

Its Simple Investing With Equity

Investing with the Use of Equity It is a common misconception that your mortgage needs to be paid off before you can purchase an investment property. This is simply not true. With the use of your home equity, you could be well on the way towards building your property portfolio.  What is equity? Equity is […]