How to Avoid Getting Sick This Holiday

Nov 8, 2019 6:08:39 AM

How often have you headed off on a holiday only to return feeling sick and germ-infested? You’re not alone. When you consider the combination of different foods and drink, lack of sleep, sun exposure, contact with crowds of people, and new environments, it’s not surprising so many people fall ill on their return from a holiday. To help you stay healthy on your next holiday, here are a few simple tips to follow.

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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Refinancing, Health and Wellbeing

A Professionally Prepared Will vs. a DIY Will Kit

Sep 16, 2019 1:30:38 PM

No one likes to think about their own mortality which is probably why so many people avoid writing a will. But the alternative has far-reaching implications: dying intestate – without a will - means your estate is distributed according to strict legal formula rather than how you would want it distributed. To help you prepare for life’s unexpected events, here are some of the things to think about when preparing a will.

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Topics: DIY, Health and Wellbeing, Buying and Selling Property

What’s The Catch With Afterpay?

Aug 15, 2019 3:45:56 PM

It’s been called the next big thing to hit Australia – a “buy now, pay later” scheme that doesn’t cost you anything. Or does it? Operating like a lay-by system, Afterpay lets you buy something now and pay it off in four instalments over eight weeks. Since July 2018, 2.2 million people have already used Afterpay. We ask the question, “what’s the catch with Afterpay?”.

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Topics: Debt Consolidation, Financial Health, Health and Wellbeing

Devaluing Your Health Could Cost You More

Jul 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

We are living in a time where there is an abundance of health awareness and an increasing amount of education and statistics published about the risks and long-term impact of various illnesses and disease. It’s clearly affecting Australians physically, mentally & financially, so why then is Australia regarded as one of the most underinsured nations in the world? Is the common colloquialism of “she’ll be right” standing in the way of Australian’s adequately preparing for life’s unexpected events?

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Topics: Insurance, Financial Health, Health and Wellbeing

Coping With Mortgage Stress

Jun 23, 2019 2:55:00 PM

New data shows a sharp increase in the number of homeowners going into retirement with a mortgage, while the average debt-to-income ratio amongst those with mortgages has pretty much doubled across every home-owning age group. Not surprising, mortgage stress is also on the rise. We share our tips for coping with and avoiding mortgage stress.

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Topics: Refinancing, Health and Wellbeing, Home Loans

Financial Health vs. Mental Health

Nov 10, 2018 1:38:55 PM

Your debt may well be costing you more than just the interest you’re repaying! Research shows there’s a clear link between your financial health and your mental health, with some studies reporting a higher risk of mental health problems amongst people who have debt. Having just acknowledged Mental Health Awareness week in October, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of the importance of maintaining good mental and financial health.

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Topics: Mortgage Broker, Financial Health, Health and Wellbeing

What to Think About When Writing a Will

Sep 18, 2018 7:43:31 AM

It’s not a subject most people enjoy talking about, but it’s an important one none-the-less. Writing a will ensures your assets are distributed as you would want them. When someone passes away without a will, the law determines how their assets are divided regardless of what they or their family want. Here’s what to think about when writing a will.

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Topics: Financial Health, Health and Wellbeing, Buying and Selling Property

Beat The Winter Blues

Jul 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If your mood has plummeted along with the temperature, you’re not alone! As well as the cold, rain and even snow, winter can bring some serious changes to our health and wellbeing. The winter blues are usually heralded by fatigue, a need for more sleep, carb cravings, and even depression. We’re sharing these 5 hacks to help you beat the winter blues.

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Topics: Property Investment, Health and Wellbeing, Buying and Selling Property

3 Tech Hacks to Improve Productivity

Apr 23, 2018 10:15:18 AM

As technology evolves so too do our digital lives, sometimes to the point where we can start to feel bogged down by the plethora of time-saving tools and life-changing apps. When it comes to improving productivity, most of us could use a little help. Take a look at these 3 tech hacks that are guaranteed to improve productivity in your digital life.

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Topics: Financial Health, Health and Wellbeing, Buying and Selling Property

A Digital Detox

Mar 15, 2018 10:54:34 AM

As our lives become increasingly busier and cluttered with all things digital, it’s harder than ever to simply switch off. And yet, switching off is often exactly what we need. If you find yourself reaching for your phone each morning first thing, it may be time to take a digital detox. Here’s why and how you can do just that.

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Topics: Health and Wellbeing