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Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Rules for a Valentine's Day proposal

Are you hoping for a Valentine's Day proposal - or planning one?

Savings Accounts

13 Feb, 2013

4 min read

Rules for a Valentine's Day proposal
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Breasts and Botox: Aussies among world's top spenders

Australians are among the world's top spenders on plastic surgery - ranking in 23rd position - with more than 100,000 procedures performed in 2011, a study reveals.

Savings Accounts

31 Jan, 2013

3 min read

Breasts and Botox: Aussies among world's top spenders
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Beat the tax man to claim your lost super

There is around $17 billion in lost superannuation accounts and some of it could be yours.

Savings Accounts

22 Oct, 2012

3 min read

Beat the tax man to claim your lost super
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Weird places people hide cash around the home

It was revealed this week that for every Australian that there are 10, $100 notes in circulation. You might be thinking, so what? But when you consider that there are only seven of the more commonly seen $20 notes for each Aussie, it becomes a bit of a head scratcher.

Savings Accounts

27 Sep, 2012

4 min read

Weird places people hide cash around the home
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Compare high interest savings accounts

Savings accounts have really been revolutionised by the internet. Without the cost advantages of electronic banking it would not be possible for financial institutions to offer the relatively high interest rates they do with these products. There's also lots of competition. It's not just the major banks that offer attractive rates for online savings accounts - small banks and credit unions offer very competitive products.

Savings Accounts

10 May, 2012

3 min read

Compare high interest savings accounts
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Say goodbye to debt six tips for a clean slate

For most of us, our mortgage is the biggest debt we'll carry through much of our adult life. But debt comes in all shapes and sizes - furniture or appliances bought on interest-free loans, mounting credit card debt and massive car loans are all symptoms of our buy now pay later consumer mentality.

Savings Accounts

07 Nov, 2011

3 min read

Say goodbye to debt six tips for a clean slate
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Hate paying fees? Here's how to avoid them

Bank fees are one of the certainties of life. They come under various names and guises, across pretty much every aspect of banking, so it's no wonder Aussies often cite fees as the primary reason for their mistrust of banks.

Savings Accounts

25 Oct, 2011

3 min read

Hate paying fees? Here's how to avoid them
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

A parent's guide to raising savers not spenders

Our money habits begin young. Learning the value of saving at a young age can help children grow into regular savers as adults. But instilling a savings mentality into your children isn't always easy.

Savings Accounts

28 Sep, 2011

3 min read

A parent's guide to raising savers not spenders
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Nominal rate

When it comes to savings accounts, mentions of the nominal rate can lead to some confusion. This is because some calculations distinguish between nominal and real interest rates to come up with exactly how much your savings will be worth.

Savings Accounts

12 Sep, 2011

2 min read

Nominal rate
Kate Cowling

Great money savings tips

Savings tips can be a godsend during times of ever-growing debt, rising prices and economic uncertainty. But good savings tips seem few and far between, which is why we've put together a handy guide to help you save better and longer.

Savings Accounts

03 Mar, 2011

2 min read

Great money savings tips
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Don't get trapped by your savings plan

In a society where credit is easily available, saving can often be neglected. Having a good savings record, however, is crucial when it comes to securing a loan or even applying for a credit card. While as a nation we are now saving more than ever, your savings plan can be derailed if you don't pay attention to common traps when trying to save.

Savings Accounts

09 Feb, 2011

3 min read

Don't get trapped by your savings plan
Laine Gordon

Head of Public Relations

Don't let your savings account leave on a honeymoon

When the internet started an online savings account revolution, it changed the way we saved. Interest rates on these accounts have gradually increased, so it's not surprising that recent Reserve Bank of Australia data reveals household savings mimics that of the mid-1980s.

Savings Accounts

04 Feb, 2011

3 min read

Don't let your savings account leave on a honeymoon