The five step strategy to take on your finances in 2019

We’re going to make this quick, effective and easy, because it’s summer, and let’s face it, we’d all rather be on the beach than thinking about our money. But it is important. That’s why we put together this five step strategy to help you get ahead – and ideally not have to think about your…

Cheap travel tips for 2019

Travel is the one time that spending money is usually worth it – within reason. Missing out on an experience because you’re worried about money is awful, and so is coming home with a mountain of travel debt. But there’s ways to cut back. Flights and transport will take the biggest chunk out your wallet…

The little life hacks that saved our team over $13,000 this year

The MoneyPlace team spends a fair bit of time thinking about… money. But even we were surprised that the small little life hacks that we each do, actually added up to quite a lot of money in the bank every year. The original and the best Bring lunch: $2080 It’s one of the first things…

The Aussies who aren’t giving gifts this Christmas

Who are these kill-joys that have given up Christmas presents like it’s actually an option? Well, the sad news (for me) is that I married one. Three years ago, fed up with the pointless trading of Bunnings/massage/clothing/department store vouchers, he decided he’d boycott the whole thing. So since then, it’s a present free Christmas. He’s…

Why young Aussies are investing in the US

It doesn’t seem a likely leap, that Aussies who’ve never invested before and potentially can’t even afford a house, would start off investing through a fintech directly into the US market. But that’s exactly the funnel Matt Leibowitz has created with his new platform Stake. It’s no longer a world where it is enough to…