How the power of patience can make you money

If you were paid $2000 would you wait a year to buy a new car or go on a holiday? While “Have it now,” is the mantra of the new “buy-now, pay-later” companies, larger purchases don’t always come with that luxury. It also teaches us to spend faster than we can really afford things. The…

The magic art of tidying up… your finances

My electricity bill doesn’t spark joy, and nor does meeting my tax accountant. Like everyone else, I recently watched Marie Kondo’s “Tidying Up” on Netflix, which got me thinking about money. Money itself doesn’t spark joy, unless perhaps you work for Macquarie Bank, but neither do some essential kitchen utensils. But what if you applied…

Three tips to pay your debt off faster this year

It’s easy to get carried away over Christmas and new year, but at some point we all have to come back to reality. For one in two people, their scary realisation is they have less than $0 in their transaction banking account, according to an analysis of MoneyPlace data. Yep. That means their bank accounts…

The advice successful people wish they’d been given earlier

In the season of broken New Year resolutions (aka February), we wondered how those really impressive and successful people do it. You know the ones, they’re still going to the gym or reading intellectual books. Or wisely, they don’t use one date to set their goals,  and they’ve got successful businesses to prove it. But…

The future of finance is here

Welcome to the future of your money. Well, we may be getting a bit ahead of ourselves. It’s not quite the future yet, but there’s some important things happening in Australia that will change the way we manage our money. One changes how we can afford to get credit cards, the next is how our…