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How Afterpay can hurt your chances at a home loan

Retail payment facilities like Afterpay and Zippay, can seem like wonderfully convenient options, but can it impact your chances of getting a home loan? The short answer is yes, especially if it is your first home loan. How does Afterpay/Zippay…

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Budget Secret Santa Gift Ideas

Many of us struggle at this time of year with the staff Christmas party, and of course the accompanying Secret Santa gift. Here are some ideas on budget gifts for that work colleague who's name you pulled out of a…

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The best BBQs for an Aussie summer

There’s nothing more Australian than cooking a meal outside – just ask Paul Hogan! With the summer weather upon us, you can expect weekends to be scented with grilling meat and delicious barbecued vegetables. Want to join the fun? Here…

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The Hidden Key to Voiding Your House & Contents Insurance

Don't make this basic mistake when it comes to securing your home

Be honest, we’ve all done it – hidden a spare key for the home where nobody would ever expect to find it… under the pot plant by the…

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The “5 Financial C’s” the banks want to check about YOU!

This subject raised its head again this week. But it's not as bad as it seems.

A client came to us via a newly listed vacant block of land looking to buy and build her first home. After separating and…

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WARNING: Is Your Tank Water Safe?

With all of the recent bushfires, and the cleaning up after the event, one thing we really need to consider is the quality of our drinking water.

If you are on tank water, and you have been affected by the…

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GOOD FEELING ALERT : Christmas Decorations can make you HAPPIER!

OK, well I've always told my kids that it's their choice whether they feel happy or not...but hey, a few Christmas decorations can't hurt, can they? Plus, who made the rules about WHEN the decorations need to go up?

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Are you an Investor? What you need to know about Landlord Insurance

What exactly is Landlord Insurance?

If you are an investor in property, odds on you have landlord insurance. If you have been thinking about becoming a property investor, you will definitely need landlord insurance to protect your asset/s. Read this…

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A guide to starting your own vegetable garden

There is nothing tastier than fresh produce and picking it from your own garden can be incredibly satisfying. It’s prime planting season across Australia at the moment, so here is a simple guide to starting your own vegetable garden. If…

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