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What is a direct debit?

Direct debit is often the preferred or only way to pay for recurring bills or subscriptions. Find out how to set up a direct debit and the pros and cons of using this payment method.

How to switch banks

If you’re considering switching bank accounts, you may be surprised to learn it’s an easier process than you think. In fact, it only takes four steps, and you could be set up with a new bank account in a matter of minutes.

How does a locked savings account help me save money?

You won’t be able to withdraw money from locked savings accounts for a fixed amount of time, you may earn more interest than with a standard account.

Should I keep all my money in one bank?

Let’s take a look at some of the common myths of having one bank account and whether they are true or false, as well as some of the benefits of multiple accounts.

Baby Stress: why 1 in 2 Aussie parents worry about money

Footy means big marks, big goals – and big business

Australia’s economy will soon get an injection of several hundred million dollars, with another AFL season about to get underway.

Pet spending around the world

14 fun ways to make money

Laugh & Get Rich Day on February 8 is a day that celebrates the physical and mental healing benefits derived from laughter. How can you laugh and get rich?

A history of money

Should financial literacy be taught in schools?

Larissa Zhang, University of New South Wales Actuarial Studies student, submitted the scholarship-winning essay, answering the question "should financial literacy be taught in schools? Why or why not?"