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Jodie Humphries

Personal Finance Editor

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Jodie Humphries is an experienced Personal & Home Finances Editor with expertise in financial topics, including credit, loans, superannuation, mortgage and housing, insurance, telecommunications, and more. For over a decade, Jodie's journalism and editing career has seen work published at both Finder and Sharesight. As one of RateCity's chief contributors, Jodie spent her time working on ways to make personal finances within reach of everyone in Australia.

536 articles written by Jodie Humphries

Home Loans

How often should you review your home loan?

Got a home loan that you haven’t looked at since you took it out? This is your friendly reminder that it might be time to dust off the paperwork and dig into the details to make sure it’s still serving you as it should.

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14 Feb, 2023 -

5 min read

Home Loans

How to find a home loan that suits you

Finding the right home loan is just as important as finding the right home, and a crucial element in securing it. It needs to meet your budget, needs and preferences.

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14 Feb, 2023 -

8 min read

Home Loans

Are home loan packages a good deal?

Similar to bundling your home telephone, mobile, and pay TV with one company, bundling your financial products with your home loan could save you money off your mortgage.

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Jodie Humphries -

13 Feb, 2023 -

4 min read

Home Loans

How do home loan repayment calculators work?

Before you take out a home loan, you’re going to want to have a really good handle on how much it’s going to cost you.

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Jodie Humphries -

13 Feb, 2023 -

4 min read

Investment Funds

How to invest in an Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Thinking about investing in an IPO? It’s important that you understand all the steps you’ll need to take before you start making moves with your money.

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Jodie Humphries -

10 Feb, 2023 -

4 min read

Investment Funds

How to invest for kids

As a parent, you’ve likely thought about investing for your child so they have some sort of financial kitty to draw from when they need it. But how exactly do you go about investing?

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Jodie Humphries -

10 Feb, 2023 -

4 min read

Home Loans

How to build wealth through home equity loans

Building wealth and property portfolios is becoming more common practice in Australia. Home equity is one such way that home owners can build on their current wealth and add to their property portfolio.

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Jodie Humphries -

10 Feb, 2023 -

6 min read

Home Loans

How to survive a mortgage if you're going through financial hardship

Every now and then, an unexpected event may occur in our lives that causes financial hardships where making repayments on a home loan is impossible. Make sure you know your rights and the cover available.

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Jodie Humphries -

09 Feb, 2023 -

4 min read

Home Loans

Can you use your home equity loan to buy another house?

Whether you want to purchase a second property for holidaying, investment purposes, or as a place for you (or your family members) to live in the future, a home equity loan may be a way to secure those keys.

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Jodie Humphries -

09 Feb, 2023 -

5 min read

Personal Loans

Should you pay off a personal loan or credit card first?

If you have both a credit card debt and a personal loan, you may be wondering which one you should aim to pay off first.

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Jodie Humphries -

09 Feb, 2023 -

4 min read