Money and love, how to make it work

Are you and your partner financially compatible? A marriage between a saver and a spender comes with its problems, but nothing true love can’t overcome – right? According to the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), household finances are among the main reasons couples argue. When Anna met Tony they planned a life together. They[…]

6 smart ways to build savings

The word “thrifty” is rarely thought of in a positive sense but that’s not fair because if we continually spend more than we earn, our debts will eventually catch up and other words such as “default” or “bankrupt” might become more familiar. Being thrifty doesn’t mean doing without – quite the opposite. Here are six[…]

Your next holiday destination – why not swap?

You might remember the movie, “The Holiday” starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz. Two women are experiencing relationship problems so they exchange their houses for a holiday away from men. Kate swaps her quaint English cottage for Cameron’s LA mansion. Both love the extreme differences but, of course, there are men everywhere they go! (It[…]

Thinking of consolidating your debts? Read this first

It’s become so easy to borrow money that even when you’re struggling to pay off what debts you already have, your bank may offer you more credit. Sometimes the temptation to say “yes, more please” is too high and before you know it you’re over-extended. Managing your credit cards, personal loans, store cards, car loans[…]