How does age pension work?

The age pension is often in the media spotlight, but how many of us can say we actually understand it?

Op shopping tips for maximum value

You’ve walked past a store and seen a gorgeous pair of jeans, walked in, checked the price, and immediately walked straight back out. We’ve all been there. New clothes are expensive!

How to start investing for millennials

On paper, investing money seems like a no-brainer. You put a portion of money away and let time turn that loose change into a small fortune. So why wouldn’t you do it?

Good debt vs bad debt: What's the difference?

If the word ‘debt’ immediately sends a shiver down your spine, you’re not alone. But debt doesn’t need to be a dirty word. In fact, some debt can even be kind of, well… good.

Simple vs compound interest

It’s easy to get bored with interest rates amidst the noise of politicians and faceless banks, especially when it feels like nothing is changing.

Is there a difference between minimum wage and living wage?

Back in 1907, a landmark Australian labour law ruled all employees were obligated to be paid a wage that “guaranteed them a standard of living reasonable for a human being in a civilised community”. At the time, this wage was seven shillings per day or 42 shillings per week.

How to grow your savings with compound interest

The great Albert Einstein is alleged to have described compound interest as the eighth wonder of the world. “He who understands it, earns it; he who doesn’t, pays it,” the famous scientist apparently said.

What is a direct debit?

Read our simple overview of the basics of direct debits, including the dangers they present.