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What to Consider When Starting a Savings Account or Investment Fund

Starting an investment or a new savings account is a huge milestone, and one you can feel proud of – however, your financial journey doesn’t just stop there. Between monthly costs, interest rates, accessibility, and what level of risk you’re willing to take on, there’s a lot to consider – and when you’re set to grow your money and make financial decisions that could affect your future, i…

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5 Easy Ways to Spot Scams and Prevent Fraud

Financial fraud continues to rise, and the internet has only made it easier for scammers and fraudsters to reach unsuspecting victims through many different means – whether it be through voice calls, emails, SMS, or even instant messages. With that in mind, we’ve got 5 easy tips to share to keep yourself safe and alert. Verify emails, calls, and SMSs Fraudsters and scammers will often tr…

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4 Reasons Why You Should Break the ‘Money Talk’ Taboo

In our family life, there are few occasions where we actually sit down with our parents, siblings, or children and actually discuss our budgets and what might be hindering us from reaching our financial goals. In many cases, parents might feel worried about their ability to provide for their children, and children might feel uncomfortable in asking their parents for money or guidance to…

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How to Use Technology to Help You Save Money

The power of technology puts the world’s information at your fingertips, and when you’re ready to create a budget or set a savings goal to get ahead, that means that you can turn to many great apps, devices, and online services to get the job done! Here, we’ll run through several great ideas to help you save money. Use a shopping companion app When you’re out and hitting the grocery stor…

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How to Make Money from Home

Whether we plan to start our own full-time business or would like a ‘side-hustle’ from home, many of us at one time or another have dreamt of working from home or pursuing another goal outside of our workplace. Fortunately, the internet has enabled many of us to pursue many different forms of work from the comfort of our own homes, and can help serve as a secondary form of income to mana…

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How does a Lender Process Your Loan Application?

Have you ever wondered how a loan provider might process your application when applying for credit - whether for a short-term loan, a bond, or another form of finance?  Credit providers are required to screen loan applicants to ensure that they lend responsibly, and that a borrower can afford to repay their debt over time. Here, we'll break down just how a loan lender might process your…

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5 Habits That Financially Secure People Share

When it comes to planning and getting ahead, it’s a good idea to learn from those who’ve met their goals and have learned and practiced savvy skills – and for most, the biggest challenge to be faced is finding financial security. Whether it’s controlling your spending or setting savings goals, there are many things you can practise to sharpen your financial skills – and with that in mind…

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Top Tips to Help You Reduce Financial Stress

Managing our finances and sticking to a budget can be one of the most stressful tasks we ever take on – especially if life throws us a curveball or we face an unforeseen expense. Thankfully, help is never far away – and to help you manage your financial matters and put steps into place to reduce your stress, we’ve got some practical tips that you can follow to keep your finances in tip-t…

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