Category Archives: Credit Cards

Do not get “snowed under” this Christmas

Its hard to believe but we are only weeks away from Christmas. The “Silly Season” that all too often finds unprepared revelers deep in debt at the commencement of the new year. If you are one of these people who leaves Christmas … Continue reading

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Are you borrowing too much?

We are very lucky these days to have access to cheap money. Some of us will remember home loans priced at 18% p.a. and car loans at 20% plus. That said, it is important to maintain your wits about you … Continue reading

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The positive side of credit reporting

If you are over 18 and have ever applied for any form of credit then you have a credit record. This can occur seamlessly and without you realizing it. Your credit record may be of little interest to you until you … Continue reading

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The wisdom of being Frugal

We have come to think that being Frugal is the domain of little old ladies who have led a hard life and have simply gotten used to making a dollar go a very long way. However in today’s challenging economic … Continue reading

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Making yourself more attractive to your lender

When it comes to qualifying for finance, it is important to understand what lenders are looking for in assessing your loan application. This is not about getting a haircut or buying a new suit for a meeting with your bank manager, … Continue reading

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Understanding the basics of borrowing

Like it or not DEBT is a four letter word. We all borrow but some of us do it better than others. Before deciding to apply for any form of credit you really should stop and ask yourself the following questions. … Continue reading

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New Year resolutions that should be on your list

It is 2016 already! When you are a child or even a teenager, it is difficult to understand when you hear such expressions from adults as “Life is short” or “Time just flies”. I remember thinking what are they saying? … Continue reading

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Give your children the gift of Financial Literacy this Christmas

I am not passing any value judgement on the social importance to most Australians of the Christmas holiday, nor on the religious significance of Christmas, rather on what many take as their ‘god-given right’ to spend up big during Christmas … Continue reading

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Credit repair is not what it seems to be

Given the intense regulation of all financial product marketing in Australia I continue to be surprised at what “is allowed” when it comes to promoting credit repair services. Advertisements promise to wash away your bad credit, creating the impression that all … Continue reading

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Paying too much for your credit cards?

If you think that the credit card companies are charging outrageous interest rates on your outstanding credit card debt, you are not alone. A recent  Senate inquiry into credit cards  has confirmed what most of us already knew – that providers are exploiting … Continue reading

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