5 Steps to becoming debt-free

Dec 17, 2018 11:42:49 AM

Online shopping means spending money has never been easier. The convenience of never having to leave home to buy everything you need comes at a price though, as it’s just as easy to overspend and end up in debt. The good news is it is possible to break that cycle of overspending and be debt-free. We share a few simple steps to help get you started.


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Topics: Home Loan Advice, Debt-free, Mortgage-free, Christmas Debt, Household Debt, Debt Consolidation

Setting a Christmas budget

Dec 13, 2018 6:48:00 AM

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the busy-ness of the season and end up spending far more than you intended at Christmas time. From buying extravagant gifts to decorating your home to the endless entertaining: Christmas spending quickly adds up. Which is why creating a Christmas budget makes perfect sense. Here are some key steps you can take to set a budget for Christmas that won’t break your bank.


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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Australia Mortgage, Christmas spending, Christmas Debt, Budgeting, Debt Consolidation

Mortgage Stress: Are you feeling it?

Jan 23, 2018 12:56:00 PM

New research has revealed that nearly a third of Australian households are already under mortgage stress, a figure that looks set to continue rising if past figures are anything to go by. Read on to find out how to prevent yourself from falling into mortgage stress, and what to do if you’re already in it.


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Topics: Australia Property, Australia Real Estate, Home loan rates, mortgage rates, Interest Rates, Homeowners, Christmas Debt, Debt Consolidation, mortgage stress

Managing your Christmas debt hangover

Jan 19, 2018 12:54:24 PM

According to the Reserve Bank of Australia, the nation spent an estimated $30 billion dollars on credit cards in December 2017. Almost half of all Aussies won’t be able to repay their Christmas spending within their interest-free period. If you’re one of those who overspent during the holidays, it’s time to take action. Here’s how we suggest you manage your Christmas debt hangover.


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Topics: Australia Property, Australia Real Estate, Home loan rates, mortgage rates, Interest Rates, Homeowners, Christmas Debt, Debt Consolidation

Avoiding a Christmas budget blow-out

Dec 16, 2017 8:59:00 AM

There’s nothing quite like Christmas for evoking memories of long, lazy summer days, presents under the tree, and BBQ’s on the beach. Unfortunately, for many people though, Christmas can be a stressful time too. Coping with extra expenses at this time of year without blowing the budget is a challenge. Here are our tips for doing just that.


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Topics: Australia Property, Australia Real Estate, Home loan rates, mortgage rates, Interest Rates, Homeowners, Australia Budget, Christmas Debt, Budgeting