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.

There’s nothing like competition for your dollar and a strong currency to stir up online shopping. More and more Australians are buying from overseas sites instead of paying higher prices at home. Of course, the retail industry is not overly happy about the increasing number of their customers cruising the international aisles and has stepped up it’s…

The great property v shares debate. As two investment classes competing for the Australian investment dollar, there are a few persisting myths getting in the way of people making the best investment choice for their goals. We’ve debunked five key myths below: The property market is more stable than the share marketProperty has long been the favoured…

Saving and spending are clearly interconnected – what happens with one ultimately affects the other. Some of the trickiest money myths favour one side or the other of the spending/saving equation resulting in an imbalance. It is entirely possible to achieve a harmonious relationship between saving and spending by debunking four key myths. Myth one: I’ll get there…

The thing about budgets is they can feel restrictive. Just the word – budget – brings up connotations of sacrifice, going without, number crunching and penny watching. So let’s start by reinventing the word we use for budgeting (broadly defined as money tracking) – you pick. Something that is aspirational and linked to your goals to help…

If you have a little or a lot of debt and want to take control of your finances, these practical tips will give you a good head start. Do away with the Ostrich – vaguely acknowledging that you are in debt is not going to cut it unfortunately. In order to get a firm handle…

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