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Women with Cents by Women With Cents - 1M ago

The biggest mistake I ever made was not paying enough attention to life insurance while I was young, fit and healthy. I first came across the term ‘life insurance’ when I was in my mid-twenties. I had just landed a corporate role at KPMG, and one of the perks was a life insurance policy and some income protection, paid for ... Read More

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Have you noticed more arguments over money creeping into your relationship? If so, you are not alone. While money might not buy you happiness it certainly has the power to affect it – money filters through every aspect of our lives and impacts our physical and mental health, as well as our relationships. Research has found that money problems are ... Read More

The post Is financial stress affecting your relationship? Here are 5 things you can do appeared first on Women with Cents.

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The Final report of the Banking Royal Commission into the Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation, and Financial Services Industry was released on the 4th February 2019. One of the recommendations in particular has been receiving a lot of media attention and has been the subject of some heated debates. This is because, if implemented, it has the potential to severely ... Read More

The post Owning a home is about to get more expensive…unless we act. appeared first on Women with Cents.

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With yet another new year upon us, the holiday period is a great opportunity to recharge, reset and if need be, turn over a new leaf. It is also a popular time for setting some new goals, which, lets face it, we have often long given up on by the time March rolls around. In order to have a greater ... Read More

The post 5 Questions to help you Recharge and Reset for the New Year appeared first on Women with Cents.

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Don’t think you can afford to put more on your mortgage? Actually, you probably can! Lenders will generally calculate your ability to service your loan at a higher interest rate than what they actually offer you. Why? So that if interest rates go up they know that you can still afford your repayments.   So this means that you can actually ... Read More

The post Three ways to save on your home loan appeared first on Women with Cents.

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Women with Cents by Women With Cents - 6M ago

Have you ever stopped to ponder about where your stories or beliefs about money come from and how they influence your spending habits? Last weekend, I realised that baby Emma (who is now 10 months old, where did the time go!) is in need of a walker. Rather than go to the nearest store, I had a look for a ... Read More

The post Raising money savvy kids appeared first on Women with Cents.

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This week marked the tenth annual R U OK Day, dedicated to raising awareness of mental health and empowering the Australian community to have more open conversations on the subject and reach out for support. As someone who had suffered clinical depression for several years in my late 20s I am all too familiar with the challenges. So today I ... Read More

The post R U Ok? How to stay financially afloat if you suffer from depression or anxiety appeared first on Women with Cents.

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This week I am turning myth-buster to answer a question that I received from the Women with Cents community: “We currently have a credit card debt of around $2,800 and it’s the only debt we have. We are hoping to buy a home in the next couple of years and since all our big purchases have been paid in cash ... Read More

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Amongst all the questions I’ve been asked about the Royal Commission, the most asked continues to be… “I have heard that as a result of the Royal Commission it will be harder to get a home loan. Is that true??” Well, the answer is yes. But don’t panic. The reality is that it has been getting harder and harder to ... Read More

The post How the Royal Commission will impact home loans… appeared first on Women with Cents.

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Over the last few months I’ve had lots of questions about the banking Royal Commission. What is it? Why is it happening? How does it work? And, what does it mean for me – will it be harder to get a home loan? So, here is a quick summary of what’s going on, and our next blog will cover the ... Read More

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