Category: News

What do you need to know about myTax service?

2 August, 2014

The ATO (Australian Tax Office) has launched the new myTax services. It was said that it would help the customer reduce the time taken for filing tax and also makes the process easier.

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How to reduce your mortgage interest rate?

30 July, 2014

On an average, the mortgage rates are 4.19% for 30 years and 3.23% for 15 year loan. Though it is the historically low interest rate that is seen by the Australians, the interest rate can be even reduced. Even if your interest rate goes down, a little, you would be saving a lot more money, which can be used to pay off your loan.

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How to save money in home renovation?

26 July, 2014

Home renovation is not just a point of luxury. One needs to know that this would increase the value of the house. If not done properly, it would reduce the value of the house. However, after spending the last dollar possible on the mortgage, Australians have to find a way to renovate their house, without spending much.

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Low credit score affects your car insurance premium

23 July, 2014

You need to know that the insurance premium for your car is not a constant number. It depends upon a lot of factors. Basically, if the company considers you as a rational and disciplined person who would take his responsibilities, then your insurance premium would be low. The credit score is the best way for the insurers to determine whether you are a risk free customer or not.

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Surprising things that does not affect your credit score

19 July, 2014

There are a lot of myths when it comes to the credit score. People want to make a better score and are ready to alter all the things which affect it negatively. There are a lot of misconceptions, when it comes to the elements, which actually create a difference in the credit score. Following are the few factors which are considered to influence your credit score.

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How to save money on health insurance?

16 July, 2014

No matter what type of insurance you have, you are paying the premium out of your pocket. It is the money which could be saved for your retirement, spent on vacation or locked in an investment. A considerable reduction in the premium would help to save you a lot of money than you can imagine.

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12 July, 2014

There is no doubt that for most of the elderly people, life certainly is a curse. According to sources, almost 65% of the elderly population above the age of 60 has no other way but to depend on a job for sustaining themselves. Even though they may have put in more than 35 to 40 years of hard work in their active years, when it is needed most, money and security eludes them. So, in this article we will try and find out ways and means to plan for retirement through some simple steps.

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How to increase the retirement savings?

9 July, 2014

Most Australians today are worrying about saving a few extra dollars for their retirement. You need to have a strategy on how much to save and how to save. This strategy would help you to start with the plan and continue with it, effectively.

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How to reduce tax in your retirement?

5 July, 2014

When it comes to the worth of the retirement fund, it all depends upon the tax. You will be left with the fund after the tax for spending. Thus, the amount of money which would go as tax is very essential. According to statistics, most of the people underestimate the power of the taxes. Retirement does not give the leverage of not paying taxes.

Most of the retirees think that the mortgage, leisure and health care are the top most expenses in the retirement fund. However, what they do not realize is that the taxes stand at the top in the expenses. 23% of the retirees do not even consider the taxes in the calculation.

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How to survive the debt?

2 July, 2014

Though the economy is a big downturn, people have not stopped borrowing money. This means that most of us are in a debt that we cannot repay. On an average, each Australian household is in a debt of a little more than six thousand dollars as of April, 2014. As per statistics, 277 individuals are declaring insolvency, every day. That means, one person is becoming bankrupted, every five minutes and 12 seconds. Here are a few tips to make sure that you are not in that list.

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