Problematic money worries can be a bit like a run away train if left to their own devices. But the thing to remember is that a little bit of time and transparency about your dollars and cents is often all you need to get back on track and heading in the direction of your choice. To get sorted, check out our tips below.

Often the best way to tackle an admin task is to start it and complete in one go. It also ensures that when it comes time to  filing, you have all needed information to hand and won’t be delayed by missing documents / receipts Here’s a handy list of what you’ll need to collate:  Note:…

There are a number of online tax filing providers, including the ATO itself. Filing online can be a cost and time effective way to file your taxes, but if you’ve not filed online before, it can be worth applying some standard rules before jumping in. Tips for filing online: # Conduct your own search for…

Plastic money never feels like real money, that is until the bill comes. They’re great for flexibility but unless managed well, credit cards can become a real trap and one that takes time to dig ourselves out of. So, at the risk of taking the fun out of wielding the credit card on a good…

We’ve all seen the fantastic offers. 36 months interest free plus no payments for a period of time. But what is the real cost of credit, and what happens if you don’t pay off the debt before the interest free period runs out?. We tell ourselves that we’ll ‘definitely pay off the balance before the…

Reaching your money goals isn’t all about the dollars and cents. In fact, it’s more about how we emotionally deal with money and plan our attack. Here are our six-smart-steps for 2012: 1. Forward focus A fresh year is exactly that: a fresh year. Women in particular can be quite good at holding on to…

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