Money Hacks: Furnish your house cheaply

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Buying a property is hellishly expensive. If you’re moving into a bigger house (which we don’t recommend) you might need a few things. This only adds to your costs at a time when you probably don’t have much cash. Robyn found a way around this cost by buying a few choice items from the previous ...

Money Hacks: Move your home loan

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This week, our friend Sally tells us how to save a hunk of cash by moving your home loan to a different provider. I moved my home loan from one provider to another last year as I was able to get a much better interest rate. Obviously there were lawyer fees involved with the transfer, ...

Money Hacks: Time your tax return

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This week our friend Stealthy Wealth shares his approach to tax returns. “With Tax season opening on 1 July, I thought I would share my policy on the timing of submitting my tax return. I either submit my tax return at the very beginning of the tax season or at the very end. I base ...

Money Hacks: Reduce income protection premiums

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@synapseza recently shared this top tip on taking out income protection. I have an Income Protection/Disability Protection/Life Cover/Let's-add-some-more-complicated-benefit-enhancements-and-accelerators-to-charge-even-higher-premiums product with Discovery. The Income Protection is by far the most expensive benefit of the product. Looking through the policy document I noticed that there is a choice between waiting periods. Of course my broker didn’t mention ...