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Acorns

Acorns. If you haven’t heard of it. Google it. I signed up about 6 months ago and I’ll admit that I’m a fan. The app is designed to automatically invest your spare change.  Acorns will track your expenses and round up to the nearest dollar, then later withdraw...

Homeloans – How to be above average

So often the focus is on getting the home loan the best rate, fees etc but the real benefits come in taking a few extra steps to ensure you are above average. Here's what you can do: Pay less interest – keep your savings inside your...

The Dissolving Deposit

Why 5.6% is the magic number to remember. The challenge for many homebuyers is understanding all the costs associated with purchasing a new home. The purchase price of the property is the most obvious cost however it’s important to understand the additional costs and how they...

How to avoid a financial hang over this Holiday Season

We get it, Christmas time can be expensive. Everything sort of comes at once and you are put through the pressures and stress of having to buy not only a larger than normal amount of food and alcohol but also presents for your loved ones. The plastic...

Toyota Hilux Vs. Ford Ranger

Claiming the crown for the ultimate ute. Old rivals meet again in this fight for the right to be called “King of the Outback”. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Which of these two utes will be right for you? Both are packed...

The Truth About 0% Car Finance

There is no such thing as a free lunch! So you are ready for a new set of wheels, and you have seen the 0% finance being offered by car dealerships. That seems like a pretty sweet deal right? Well it might not be as good as...

Convert Your Thinking

The Best Convertibles You Can Buy For Less Than 30 Grand We are well and truly out of summer now. The long evenings and smell of BBQ have gone replaced with cold, wet, wintery conditions and sheer darkness by about 5:30pm. Although it doesn’t seem like it, now...

Hard Act To Follow

The New Range Rover Sport Road Tested. Ok here we go. It has taken me quite a long time to write this review as I rather liked the old Range Rover. It was comfortable with adequate power, looked great from all angles, and was sturdy and prominent...

Time to F Around

Review of the Jaguar F-Type I never much cared for Jaguars. I always saw them as an 'old man' alternative to a BMW or a Mercedes. Jaguars of years gone by have been heavy, slow (ish), and comfortable with much leather and wood grain adorning every square inch...

Tips for First Car Buyers

Buying your first car is an incredible time in your life. It brings with it a new found sense of freedom and the possibilities that the ownership of a car presents are boundless. All too often people can get so caught up in the excitement of...