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Australians are finding it harder to pay off their homes, with 28% of over 55s still making mortgage repayments, and it's only going to get worse.

The painful reality of mortgage stress in retirement

If you own your home and have paid it off by the time you retire, you can live for 'free' - no more mortgage repayments - whereas if you rent when you retire, your rent keeps going on and on. But Australians are finding it harder to pay off their mortgages ... More
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Why you can blame your over-spending on your inner ape

Follow these four key steps to tame your inner ape and help you stick to your financial resolutions With a few days' holiday in January and time to clear our minds, many of us articulated some resolutions that were made with good intentions. But now ... More
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Why 86% of Australians don't know their monthly expenses

If you don't know how much you spend on household expenses and entertainment every month, you're not alone. It appears very few Australians can tell you the exact amount, according to a new study by UBank. A staggering 86% of the Australian population ... More
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Payday loan alternative could save Aussies thousands

Cash-strapped Australians now have a new alternative to predatory payday loans and sky-high interest rates after Good Shepherd Microfinance launched Speckle, a short-term cash loan. One in five Australian households have used payday loans in the past ... More
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How to survive if you can't make it to pay day

A growing number of Australians are one emergency away from financial ruin. With cost of living pressures on the rise, what should you do if you're going to run out of money before pay day? Prioritise your bills Make a list of all your upcoming bills ... More
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