5 investing rules to live by

investing rules to live by

Investing can be daunting for anyone who’s never done it before, beyond putting their money into a high-interest savings account (that may not even keep up with inflation).

But investing doesn’t have to be scary, in fact it should be exciting, because at the end of the day you’re growing your wealth. The trick to it is understanding the basics, so we’ve pulled together five fundamentals that’ll help you manage your money in the market.

Here are five rules to live by when it comes to investing.

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5 ways to curb your online shopping habit

online shopping habit

It’s quite difficult now to even remember a time before online shopping. It’s just too easy to hop on Instagram and buy the latest season’s shoes/jacket/jeans/swimwear. So easy that it’s addictive.

If you’re getting a regular ‘fix’ from hitting order on ASOS or Amazon, maybe it’s time to kick the habit to the curb and save your dollars.

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6 money tips to get you through the festive season

Money-Festive-Season

When December swings around, it’s easy to get caught up in the Christmas spirit, but there’s a fine line between feeling festive and feeling like you’ve just broken the bank.

Each year, people all over Australia head into the holiday seasons with mixed feelings of excitement and total and utter fear that they’ll come out the other side with debilitating debt that they’ll be paying off until Easter.

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are six tips to help you avoid breaking the bank this holiday season.

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Are you getting the most value out of your bank?

Getting Value From Bank

A lot of us inherit the financial institutions of our parents, mainly because they set up our bank accounts for us when we were just little tackers who were too young to do the comparison shopping ourselves.

As a result, a lot of us sail through our young adult lives with a bank we didn’t actually choose, and which may not be giving us the best deal on the market. Fortunately, the advent of the Internet has made finding the best banks infinitely easier. The secret is knowing what to look for.

Here’s what to look out for when choosing a bank.

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Investing 101: Everything you need to know about bonds

What are bonds

Before you can dive headfirst into the world of investing, it’s important to gain an understanding of how things work. Bonds are one method of growing your money through investing and they come with a lot of options and factors that you should wrap your head around before wrapping your money in them.

Here’s everything you need to know about bonds.

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How to deal with awkward money situations

awkward money situations

Sticky financial situations occur a lot between friends and it’s because Australians don’t like talking about money. In fact, most Aussies would rather talk about politics and religion than their own financial situations.

This lack of communication often results in a disconnect between how we handle our own money and how our friends expect us to, which can lead to a number of awkward situations…

We’ve picked out a handful of common money dilemmas encountered amongst friends and included some advice about how to tackle them without brushing anyone up the wrong way or making things awkward.

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