Seven Books to Improve Your Money Mindset!

It’s amazing how addictive reading about good money habits can be.  Here are seven books we think are a must for those of you keen to improve your financial habits. The Barefoot Investor: The only money guide you’ll ever need With almost 2 million copies sold, Scott Pape’s best seller...

It’s amazing how addictive reading about good money habits can be.  Here are seven books we think are a...

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What Pocket Money can Teach Your Children?

Pocket money is a great way to help teach your child financial management skills. It gives them a firm idea about the value of things, teaches them to save and gives them a sense of responsibility for achieving their own goals. It’s important for parents to remember that children take...

Pocket money is a great way to help teach your child financial management skills. It gives them a firm...

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How to Stop Living Pay Cheque to Pay Cheque?

For many, Simply Red’s song “Money’s too tight to mention” makes us feel incredibly seen.  We are living pay cheque to pay cheque, with no savings in reserve should something go wrong, feeling the daily stress of making do. And like many long standing habits, our approach to money can...

For many, Simply Red’s song “Money’s too tight to mention” makes us feel incredibly seen.  We are living pay...

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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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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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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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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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Who is the RBA and what is the ‘cash rate’

On the first Tuesday of every month, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announces what it plans to do with interest rate. Whilst it very rarely exceeds a ¼% increase or decrease, it often gets a mention on the evening news. It’s a fundamental influence on our national economy and...

On the first Tuesday of every month, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announces what it plans to do...

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American Express contributes an additional $10,000 into SCCU Community Grants, bringing the total amount up to a massive $60,000

Proving how businesses can come together to make a real impact, Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) today announced an additional $10,000 on top of their $50,000 Community Grants program thanks to their international payments partner, American Express. Having tripled their contribution into the Grants program this year, SCCU CEO, Stuart...

Proving how businesses can come together to make a real impact, Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) today announced an...

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SCCU increase the level of financial support to provide $50,000 in Community Grants

Southern Cross Credit Union announces more funding than ever before for their Community Grants program, with a total of $50,000 to be shared across applications from families, individuals, business and community groups. Community Grants is SCCU’s largest annual community program, generating enormous interest across the Northern Rivers. Living true to...

Southern Cross Credit Union announces more funding than ever before for their Community Grants program, with a total of...

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Fixed vs Variable – what does it mean?

There are several elements and factors that go into determining which home loan product is best for you and interest rate is often front of mind. Even if you’re not thinking about buying a house just yet, you’ve probably heard of the terms ‘fixed’ and ‘variable’ rates on the news...

There are several elements and factors that go into determining which home loan product is best for you and...

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