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How to survive an interest rate increase

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Like death and taxes in life, interest rate movements are unavoidable when it comes to variable mortgages. Some – namely decreases – mark a welcome shift for household budgets while others – the dreaded increase – can hurt your back pocket and cause undue stress on the family finances.

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The benefits of banking mutual

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Following the outcome of the Banking Royal Commission, many Aussies have been left disappointed by the banking sector. Thankfully, there’s an alternative to the Big 4 – the mutual sector – which puts people before profits.

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The pros and cons of building a granny flat

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Gone are the days when the typical suburban backyard was a stretch of lawn and a hills hoist. With space at a premium, Australians are now looking to their backyards as an opportunity to increase their living space as well as add value to their property.

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10 tips to improve your chances of having your home insurance claim approved

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Imagine your home was burgled and some of your prized possessions were stolen or a burst water pipe wreaked havoc on your belongings. But you have home and contents insurance, so your policy should cover you, right?

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What is compounding interest and how can I benefit?

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Compound interest is a great concept to understand as it can make a significant impact to your financial wealth over the long term. It can help you when selecting a savings account or when choosing how to invest your money.

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