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Why good credit can help you buy a house

Are you thinking about taking the next big step in your life and applying for a home loan? Buying your own property is a major part of becoming financially stable in the future, because you have a huge investment as a part of your portfolio. However, if you don’t have a clean credit report, you could find it difficult to get favourable terms on your mortgage. When a lender looks at your application for a home loan, they’ll consider more…

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The 2016 Census results are in: How do we look?

Census 2016 made its fair share of headlines. From #Censusfail, to the ensuing Senate Committee hearings, to the thousand and one think pieces breaking down everything that happened – more people probably talked about the Census itself than actually participated. But on June 27 this year, the Census data was finally released – and it provides a unique snapshot into living in Australia. From cultural makeup to credit scores to cars we own: mistakes on the night aside, the Census…

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Millennials at a festival
Stephen Koukoulas: What I would do right now, if I were a millennial

If I were a millennial today, I would strive to save and invest, and limit my extra spending for really nice to do things. It sounds obvious, but many people, young and old, don’t manage their finances well, and this sees them less well off than they should have been. Saving and investing sounds like no fun when there are so many spending choices for young people. The millennial cohort of the community are increasingly well qualified to take the high-profile and…

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Eight ways for young Aussies to get their foot onto the property ladder

It was something people used to take for granted: you save for deposit, you get yourself a mortgage, you find a modest little house and off you go: a property owner in Sydney, or Melbourne, or Launceston, or Townsville. But how much does that picture line up with the reality these days? We’ve been looking at some recent media stories, and when you line them up you see many trends that suggest the dream could be slipping out of reach…

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