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…

Why it’s about to get harder to get a credit card

Before you start contemplating your New Year’s resolutions, there’s an important change to the way credit cards are being assessed that you need to know about. Earlier this year ASIC, the corporate regulator (in other words, the body that makes sure big and small companies are doing the right thing) released a report that showed…

How to get a perfect credit score

If you want to be A+ student in your financial life, then the holy grail is a perfect credit score, but can the average person actually achieve this? The answer is yes BUT less than 0.5% of Australians are likely to have a perfect credit score, according to our new research. With the big banks…

Aussies on FIRE: How to retire before you turn 40

Imagine being able to retire after just a decade of work or having the option to tell your boss to… 👋👋👋 Well, there are Australians who are doing just that and retiring in their 30s. We won’t fool you. This requires a very special type of person. A person who can save and grow $$$…

How much should Australians be saving?

Every year the reports come out and freak us out. Many experts agree these days we need to save over $1 million over our lifetimes if we want to retire and live “comfortably”. But what does that actually mean if you’re 30 or 40 or 50? And what about for right now? Unfortunately, like everything…