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139 articles written by Kate Wick

Car Loans

Six things to look for when buying a car

When you're looking for a new vehicle and preparing for a car loan, there are many things to look out for. Here are some to get you started.

Home Loans

Three unusual benefits to being a property investor

Benefits like capital gains are something that all property investors know about. But do you know these ways you can get ahead with investment?

Credit Cards

Treat yourself: Choosing between rewards credit cards

You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't enjoy something for free, particularly when they are being rewarded for loyalty. If used wisely, a rewards credit card can offer just that.

Home Loans

Will Gen Y ever be able to afford their own home?

Generation Y is more financially savvy than they're given credit for. They'll need these skills if they want to be able to afford a home loan in today's market.


Are you insured through your super fund?

More than two-fifths of Australians admit to having a poor knowledge of the insurance provided by super, despite its importance.

Home Loans

The signs of a healthy home loan

Is your home loan coughing and wheezing, or is it looking fit, fresh and ready to fight? Asking these questions could help you decide.

Home Loans

Top 5 ways to take advantage of rate cuts

The RBA may have held the cash rate this month, but it doesn't mean you can't take advantage of the low rate in a variety of different ways.

Savings Accounts

Some relief for parents with school children

Educating a child in Australia can be an expensive affair - so making sure you get all the assistance you can is a wise move.

Savings Accounts

How to financially plan for a baby

Planning to start a family is a massive financial commitment and shouldn't be taken lightly. Will you be ready when the time comes?

Savings Accounts

Should you save for your child's tertiary education?

Saving up to support your children's future could not only get them off to a good start, it could ease your financial burden too.