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Don’t be fooled by rock-bottom deals

Reduce your monthly mortgage by following these top tips Home loan customers are being warned of fixed-rate deals because of the high revert rates once the fixed term expires. Picture: Supplied HOME loan customers lured into signing up to rock-bottom fixed rate deals are being warned they could be getting …

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Telcos urged to offer free Poke-data

Pokemon GO has been an overnight success, quickly becoming more popular than many of the world’s biggest social media platforms, and driving Nintendo’s stock sky high. But is it a fad, or a stayer? Pokemon Go is rough on battery and data. Picture: Jack Tran AS POKEMON Go fans around …

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How you could save $35,000

Money magazine editor Effie Zahos. ONE less glass of wine at the pub each week could leave you $17,000 better off. One less beer could make that more than $35,000, an extra meal at home each month might work out to $38,000, and giving up that manicure could leave you …

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Food blogger cops a serve

Don’t mess with Dead Ringer’s Tim Philips. Picture: John Feder WELL, that’s one way to nab a free meal. A Sydney food blogger has copped a serve after sending a cheeky social media message offering publicity in exchange for a feed. But the self-described “Foodie Instagrammer” bit off more than …

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Aussies can’t afford to live on credit

Consumers are being urged to be careful before sign up to interest-free credit card or loan deals. Picture: Supplied CASH-strapped Australians are having to resort to using their credit card to pay for everyday expenses and many can’t pay off their plastic bills in full each month. Alarmingly, new data …

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Why you’re missing out on $190

David Koch shares five top tips to save money. Do whatever you can to spend little or nothing for this one day. WE’D all love a bit of extra time in our lives, and this year we’ll get some. That’s right, 2016 is a leap year which means that your …

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‘Retired in our 30s with millions’

Living the dream. THEY didn’t win the Powerball, rob a bank or go Breaking Bad. But their family had to wonder when they announced plans to retire in their early 30s to travel the world — and proceeded to do just that. “At first they asked, ‘Did you win the …

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Pessimism can be positive for investors

The central bank has kept the cash rate on hold at a record low of 2 percent. CommSec Chief Economist Craig James expects the RBA to stay on the sidelines for quite a number of months. Half-empty or half-full? Property investors should prepare for both. REAL estate investors haven’t had …

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Be careful with the super rush

SMSF Association managing director Andrea Slattery says self-managed super funds are growing steadily. MORE than one million Australians have turned their backs on established superannuation funds and have set up self-managed accounts. The fastest-growing sector of national savings has almost doubled in five years to be worth $575 billion. There …

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20pc upfront — or don’t bother

Some lenders are requiring borrowers to have bigger deposits to get a home loan. A TWENTY per cent house deposit is the new norm as many lenders increase the amount borrowers need to have stashed before buying a home. As climbing house prices continue to make purchasing a home for …

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