When you're in debt or living paycheck to paycheck, it's hard to be interested in personal finance. What's the point in learning to manage money when you don't have any of it? It's easy to ignore your situation altogether, but the point of personal finance isn't to make your finances perfect; it's just about improving them.
Banks such as Westpac, NAB, ANZ, and Commonwealth have employed deliberate delaying tactics to arbitrarily make the process of cancelling a credit card more difficult. Australian banks are yet to meaningfully respond to an industry-led report that found there is a serious need for reform in how credit cards are handled, and as we move closer to a cashless society, it's becoming more and more important.
A ton of fake GoFundMe donation pages were set up for the family of Robert Godwin Sr earlier this week after he was murdered in the US. It's a nasty trick, no doubt, but this isn't the first time scammers have preyed upon sympathetic contributors, and it won't be the last. Here's how to spot the fake campaigns before you throw your money away.
It takes time and discipline to develop better habits. While there are tricks that can help make those habits easier to form, we often throw money at the situation to try to make them stick.
It's hard to stick to your budget when you travel, especially if you have kids who want souvenirs or gifts that can add up. Instead, consider loading a prepaid card before your trip and giving it to your kids, or using it to cap your own souvenir spending.
Big W's big eBay store sale ends at midnight tonight. That means you only have a few hours left to land a bargain on TVs, cameras, video games, consoles, tablets, home appliances, smartphones and Lego. To save you the trouble of sifting through hundreds of products spread across multiple pages, we've assembled the cream of the crop right here!
Learning to manage money is tricky. So much of it has to do with individual habits and attitudes, and your history with money has a huge impact on that.
In the eternal war between Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay, the world's largest smartphone maker just scored another — minor — victory. Millions of customers from Australia's second largest bank can now use Samsung's phones and smartwatches instead of their credit and debit cards to pay at almost any NFC payment terminal around the country.
In our monthly Ratehacker round-up, Jeremy Cabral from comparison site finder.com.au highlights the latest credit card deals, plus the best savings accounts and home loans.
Most people over a certain age have a bunch of vinyl records gathering dust in a wardrobe, trunk or suitcase. (It's how you separate Generation X and Baby Boomers from everyone else.) If your collection is still in mint condition, a few of them could be worth a few bucks. If you're an old school punk or Beatles fan, they could even be worth more than $10,000.
eBay is hands down one of the cheapest, easiest ways to shop for a used bicycle. However, dropping a bunch of cash on something you can't see is always worrisome, especially when it's something that needs to fit you properly. The folks at Global Cycling Network have a few tips to find something that will work for you.