first home buyers

5 common pitfalls for first home buyers (and how to avoid them)

This is a guest post written by Jessica Davis.   Years, potentially decades, of savings and you’ve achieved the dream of owning your own home. You are on cloud nine and you can’t wait to reenact that scene from Risky Business in the privacy of your own home. We encourage new home owners to celebrate […]

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2019 New Year Resolution progress

2019 New Year Resolution Progress: Quarter 1

In January, I set 5 goals for the year as New Year Resolutions. I set goals for each of my four overarching principles: finance, knowledge, kindness and health.   We’ve now just entered the second quarter of the year, so here’s my progress so far with this year’s resolutions.   Finance goals This year I […]

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what my childhood taught me about money

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: What My Childhood Taught Me About Money

When I was growing up, money wasn’t plentiful. Don’t get me wrong, we always had a roof over our heads and food on the table, but there wasn’t usually much more to spare.   As an adult, my Mum told us that for quite a long period of time when we were young, she would […]

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Is It A Wise Idea To Save Money When You're In Debt?

Is It A Wise Idea To Save Money When You’re In Debt?

This post was written by Stacy Miller from kissyourmoney.com. Stacy’s blog aims to provide real-world advice, tips and tricks to make, spend and save extra money smartly. Conventional wisdom says that you should focus on paying back your creditors when you’re in debt, but is this really the case?   When you’re in debt, saving […]

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