Things to Think About When Working in The Gig Economy

The gig economy has had a peculiar trajectory during the pandemic, which has been influenced by lockdown, border closure and government policies.  It dipped severely in the beginning and then rose to more than 40% of pre-Covid numbers.  This has largely been driven by the increase of the meal...

The gig economy has had a peculiar trajectory during the pandemic, which has been influenced by lockdown, border closure...

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Disney Life Lessons

Good financial habits seem like the remit of adulthood, but the habits we learn as children definitely inform our approach to money management later on. Here are ten lessons that we learned from Disney movies that still hold true for all of us:   Little Mermaid – READ THE CONTRACT. And...

Good financial habits seem like the remit of adulthood, but the habits we learn as children definitely inform our...

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Pet Insurance

If you’re like us, you’ll find that there isn’t anything more ‘purr-plexing’ than the array of pet insurance products available to the Australian pet owner. In fact, we’d go so far as to say that it can be a ‘ruff’ ride to find out what works best for you. Okay,...

If you’re like us, you’ll find that there isn’t anything more ‘purr-plexing’ than the array of pet insurance products...

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Receipt Apps

Believe it or not, receipts are not created just for the purpose of filling your wallet or purse with small pieces of paper for you to use to scribble out a last-minute shopping list! Treated with the respect they truly deserve, receipts can help you out in a number of...

Believe it or not, receipts are not created just for the purpose of filling your wallet or purse with...

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Club Lennox & SCCU partner up to support largest regional mental health unit in NSW

Thanks to the efforts of the annual Club Lennox Christmas Tree fundraising drive and Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU), a cheque for over $3,800 has been presented to Our Kids - Northern Rivers Children's Health Fund. Receiving the cheque on behalf of Our Kids, Fundraising Coordinator Rebekka Battista said With restrictions...

Thanks to the efforts of the annual Club Lennox Christmas Tree fundraising drive and Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU),...

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Choosing between a personal loan and a credit card

You’re beginning to plan your wedding and you need to start paying suppliers. Perhaps you need to break free of the daily grind and go on that family vacation or new year, new you retreat. Maybe you backed into a pole at the shopping centre car park and you...

You’re beginning to plan your wedding and you need to start paying suppliers. Perhaps you need to break free...

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Your home in 2021 — love, list or buy?

Every January, we have a chance to reflect on the year and think about the future. What do we want to achieve in the next 12 months? Where to go on holiday? Could the house do with a lick of paint? However, 2020 was a bit different, fundamentally changing the...

Every January, we have a chance to reflect on the year and think about the future. What do we...

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What is compound interest and how is it calculated?

Interest is the money paid to you by your financial institution to reward you for banking your savings dollars with them. Compound interest is the simple equation which could help amass more dollars in your savings account. Albert Einstein referred to compound interest as the 8th wonder of the world...

Interest is the money paid to you by your financial institution to reward you for banking your savings dollars...

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What is negative and positive gearing?

When tuning in to media coverage around property and particularly investment properties, there is a good chance you’ve heard the term ‘negatively geared’. Of course, as balance would have it, there is also another relative concept called ‘positively geared’. Put simply, negative gearing is where you’ve borrowed money to invest,...

When tuning in to media coverage around property and particularly investment properties, there is a good chance you’ve heard...

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How can I earn interest on my money?

Earning interest on your money is one of the ways you can begin to grow wealth and have your savings working for you, whether you’re saving for something specific such as a holiday or a deposit on a house, or you’re just setting aside some ‘rainy day’ money. There are...

Earning interest on your money is one of the ways you can begin to grow wealth and have your...

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What are some of the ‘extra’ payments when buying a house?

You’ve been following the market, looking at mortgage calculators, and you’ve got your eye on a house you’d like to make your home. The problem is, you’ve been fixated on the cost of the house. You know how many hundred thousand you’re willing to pay for it, but you may...

You’ve been following the market, looking at mortgage calculators, and you’ve got your eye on a house you’d like...

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Banking Re-imagined has Arrived in Lismore & Mullumbimby

Australia’s Mutual Lender of the Year, Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) has re-opened the doors to their redesigned Lismore and Mullumbimby Financial Service Centre (FSC) and it’s catching local attention. At a time when many have had to pull back on spending, SCCU is doing the opposite. Reinvesting into the...

Australia’s Mutual Lender of the Year, Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) has re-opened the doors to their redesigned Lismore...

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