Tips for a meaningful Christmas

30 November

Creating a Christmas filled with genuine warmth and joy often seems like a daunting task amidst the hustle of holiday preparations. The season of cheer can quickly turn into a flurry of stress, leaving many of us more relieved than regretful when...[Read More]

Protect your home against dry weather threats

30 November

Protecting homes from dry weather threats, such as bushfires, requires proactive measures and preparedness. Here are some steps to help protect your home: Maintain the exterior: Clear roofs, gutters, and chimneys of debris regularly to prevent the...[Read More]

Government takes action on ‘help to buy’ housing laws

29 November

Thousands of Australians seeking to buy a home will soon get assistance with laws due to go to federal parliament. The “help to buy” laws to be introduced this week will support 40,000 eligible home buyers with an equity contribution of up to 40...[Read More]

More rent protections likely for NT, SA and WA tenants

29 November

A suite of renting reforms designed to protect South Australian and Northern Territory tenants is set to pass their respective parliaments. Western Australia is also seeking to modernise its tenancy laws, with an amendment bill introduced to its...[Read More]

Family law – separation and divorce

23 November

No matter how sincere and pure people’s intentions are when they utter their marriage vows and say ‘I do’, there comes a time in some marriages when the relationship irretrievably breaks down. In such cases, separation is usually inevitable...[Read More]

Subdued 2024 for property as rate pain hits home

22 November

Lacklustre growth or even a mild correction in Australia’s housing market has been forecast for 2024 by a key property analyst based on the belief higher interest rates will really start to bite. SQM Research’s managing director Louis...[Read More]

Warning for DIY home renovators

22 November

Renovators are being reminded of the hazard of a deadly material found in one in three houses. About 4000 people die each year from cancer and other asbestos-related diseases – three times the national road toll. In the lead up to the 20th...[Read More]

Resistance Training on a Budget? Build a Home Gym

16 November

While most people are aware of the importance of regular aerobic exercise, the significance of resistance training (aka weight or strength training) is often overlooked. It’s recommended that adults engage in at least two 20- to 30-minute...[Read More]

Renter’s insurance – it’s good for both tenants and landlords

16 November

If you live in a residential building or apartment complex, it’s natural for certain fears to cross your mind. For example, if a fire accident or flooding occurs through no fault of your own, who pays for the replacement of your possessions that...[Read More]

Living rough: 40,000 young people locked out of housing

15 November

When young Kamilaroi woman Imogen was a teenager she was faced with an impossible choice. Stay in a violent environment or become homeless. So for 10 years from the age of 14, Imogen experienced homelessness and the many struggles that accompany not...[Read More]

Understanding debt recycling: Good and bad debt

9 November

Debt recycling is a financial strategy that can help you transform bad debt into good debt, boosting your wealth and enhancing your financial future. This article explains the concept, its benefits, risks, and how it might apply to your specific...[Read More]

How to Save Money Around the Home

9 November

With interest rates rising almost everywhere, including Australia and the United Kingdom, people have begun tightening their purse strings as best they can. However, decreasing spending to ensure your expenses match your reduced budget could mean...[Read More]

Millions in rent relief for WA tenants ‘doing it tough’

8 November

Stressed and in-debt tenants at risk of eviction in West Australia will be eligible for up to $5000 as the state government rolls out a multi-million dollar rent relief scheme. Premier Roger Cook says the $24.4 million program that starts in...[Read More]

Budget-Friendly Home Renovation Ideas

2 November

Inspired to initiate home updates after watching some of the best home renovation shows on television and streaming sites? We can’t really fault you for getting all worked up, as there’s nothing quite as exciting as embarking on a home...[Read More]

Housing rebound eyes new mark but rates threat looms

1 November

Australia’s housing market is about to sail past its previous record high though the possibility of another cash rate lift and an injection of new properties for sale could keep future growth in check. The housing market experienced a steady...[Read More]