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Getting kids into the savings habit

Chances are if your child is exposed to any advertising at all (be it online or on TV), there’s probably no shortage of a must-have items they’ve set their sights on. Turn this to your advantage and use it as an opportunity to develop positive savings habits.

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Saving as a couple

More than just combining your money, you’ll also have to potentially deal with differing opinions and emotions about finances as well. It doesn’t have to be daunting though – the key is to keep the lines of communication open, set some ground rules, decide your goals and get saving.

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Setting up a savings plan

Setting savings goals for yourself - whether they're large or small, short or long term - can turn the act of saving from being a drag into something exciting and motivating. Your goal could be anything from a holiday or a deposit on a house to planning for a comfortable retirement.

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Budgeting

A good budget will show you if you're spending more or less than you can afford, so you can stay on top of your bills and start putting money towards any future goals.

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Saving for a home deposit

Most of us dream of owning our own home. It's also likely to be the biggest purchase we'll ever make. It's never too early to save for your dream!

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Getting your first job

Chances are though your new employer has handed you a pile of paperwork. And so you can get paid, they've probably asked you for your bank account details. Don't get put off by all the forms - we'll talk you through what you need to do.

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Saving for a holiday

Hit the road sooner with our holiday planning guide.

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Having an emergency fund

You never know when the unexpected can happen. An emergency fund could be just the safety net you need.

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Saving for a wedding

Planning a wedding? These tips may help you achieve your wedding goals.

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New financial year health check

The new financial year begins in Australia in July – halfway through the calendar year. You could take this as an opportunity to set some new goals.

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Baby-proof your budget

Babies may be beautiful, but they’re not cheap.

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