Mortgage: Necessity of the hour

One of the most important sector of finance in  the Australia is Mortgage. This industry is vital aspect of the financial sector. Mostly, banks, pension funds, mortgage concerns, credit unions, insurance companies and societies provide loans. Generally, two types of mortgages are available, when it comes to rates, i.e. variable rate (where rate differs at the choice of the loan provider) and standard rate (where the loan is provided at a particular standard rate). Continue reading


How Should I File My Taxes?

Being a responsible citizen of the country, it is very important for you to understand the need to file tax returns every year on or before the stipulated due date. While many people might feel that filing tax returns is a very complex and messy affair, it is not actually so, provided you know how to go about it. However, it is important for you to have a clear idea as to how to go about the entire job of filing taxes. Here are few important and useful tips that could be very useful. Continue reading


How to manage my mortgage

When you find attractive low rates offered by another lender, you can try switching to the new lender. However, you need to look into the exit fee charged by present mortgager. You also need to know how much the new mortgager will charge for arrangement, valuation and legal charges.

To compete with the “Best Buy” offers, some lenders keep interest rates low and jack up the arrangement fee. Whereas, some lenders claim to offer free valuation and legal fees but keep the interest, on higher side. Continue reading



How to Finance a Property?

There is no doubt that the economy is looking up again and hence, quite a few investors in the real estate industry are flocking back to the real estate market again. Apart from some green shoots being seen here and there, there is also the advantage of low interests which also is helping these professionals to try their hand in the real estate industry. However, getting finance on your property, investment or even rental real estate is quite challenging and there are quite a few important points which need to be taken into account. Let us try and find out the various ways by which one can raise finance on various types of properties. Continue reading



How much can you afford to spend on a house?

One of the best ways to invest money is to buy a house. However, one cannot afford to spend all his money on a house. With banks reducing the mortgage constraints and reducing the home loan rates to less than 5%, it is very tempting to buy a house. Though the house value is increasing constantly, it is important to have a limit on expenditure. (on how much to spend). The house might be the biggest investment that a person makes in his lifetime and it is important to be smart in this investment. Continue reading



How to Plan Your Budget Friendly Holiday?

How many months ago have you been on a holiday? You should consider the option, if you get time. Holiday is the perfect word to define taking rest and enjoying with your closed ones. Everybody wants to be a part of long holidays. The only problem which persists is financial management. There are certain simple tips, which can make a lot difference to our budget. Who says that we cannot enjoy holidays without burning a hole in our pockets? Continue reading


Steps to Beat Inflation with Smart Retirement Income Plans

The impact of inflation is not understood appropriately by today’s youngsters. They should have the wisdom and foresight to take inputs from their parents and grandparents because they can teach today’s generation how inflation has eaten into the vitals of our society over the past many decades. If you ask your grandfather, he will have stories to tell which might look unbelievable and out of the world. Continue reading