Alex is a personal finance writer and PR professional at RateCity, and has been writing about finance for over three years. She is passionate about closing the gender pay and superannuation gap, and aims to help young Aussies to overcome their financial apathy and better manage their finances. Alex has been published in numerous print and online outlets, including Money Magazine, Lifehacker Australia, and Business Insider.
As another year of university starts again, many young Aussies may be asking themselves how they’ll be able to afford the costs that come with schooling. One option students may turn to is taking out a credit card. But is this really the best option for your schooling years?
Alex RitchiePersonal Finance Writer/author/undefinedFeb 19, 2020( 7 min read )
Aussie first home buyers who may have felt priced out of the property market are now getting a foot on the ladder, thanks to the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme.
Alex RitchiePersonal Finance Writer/author/undefinedFeb 17, 2020( 4 min read )
ANZ will decrease its interest rate floor for home loan serviceability assessments from 5.5 per cent to 5.25 per cent, effective 17 February.
Alex RitchiePersonal Finance Writer/author/undefinedFeb 11, 2020( 3 min read )
CommBank has launched a new rewards credit card, with customers able to earn up to 3 Awards points for every dollar spent.
Alex RitchiePersonal Finance Writer/author/undefinedFeb 1, 2020( 3 min read )
Home auctions may soon be even more crowded, with Commonwealth Bank (CBA) reporting that home buying intentions have reached record highs.
Alex RitchiePersonal Finance Writer/author/undefinedJan 24, 2020( 4 min read )
Consumer inertia may be the reason why millions of Aussies choose to stay with their bank, even if it refuses to pass on a full RBA-led rate cut or charges higher than average fees.
Alex RitchiePersonal Finance Writer/author/undefinedJan 21, 2020( 1 min read )
Start the new year with more money in your pocket by making four simple changes to your finances – it may save you around $3,000 in 2020.
Alex RitchiePersonal Finance Writer/author/undefinedJan 17, 2020( 5 min read )
The First Home Loan Deposit Scheme is officially accepting applications, with 3,000 first home buyers already reserving a place, according to Domain data.
Alex RitchiePersonal Finance Writer/author/undefinedJan 13, 2020( 4 min read )
It’s easy to rack up overseas costs, including foreign ATM fees and currency conversion fees, when you’re living in the moment. However, if you can put in a little time and planning before your trip, you could save big.
Alex RitchiePersonal Finance Writer/author/undefinedJan 1, 2020( 4 min read )
When it comes to paying for your wedding, not everyone has family who can help them out. Here are a few ways you can help keep costs down and pay for your wedding.
Alex RitchiePersonal Finance Writer/author/undefinedDec 29, 2019( 4 min read )