Category: Guest Blogs

Don’t let home lending jargon ruin your buying confidence

Purchasing a home is a big decision and not something many people do often, so there’s no surprise people get stumped when it comes to the jargon they hear around home lending. Guest blogger Kathryn Plevey, from Heritage Bank runs through some of the basics: Think about your job – whether you’re a mechanic, builder,…

Financial planning part 3: What questions should you ask a financial advisor?

So far in this 3 part financial planning series, CEO and Founder of adviicemrkt, Spiros Christoforatos, has run through the recent financial planning reforms and the best ways to find a good financial advisor. To finish off the series, Spiros reveals the top questions to ensure you choose the right financial planner for you. There…

Financial planning part 2: How do I find a credible financial advisor?

Last time round, we asked CEO and Founder of adviicemrkt, Spiros Christoforatos, to run through the reforms in the financial advice world. In part 2 of this 3 part financial planning series, he shares with us his top tips for finding the best financial advisor for you.  There are various ways to do your due…

Financial planning part 1: What are the financial advice reforms?

With the financial planning industry going through massive transformation and publicity for all the wrong reasons, we asked CEO and Founder of adviicemrkt, Spiros Christoforatos, to run through what the reforms are in the financial advice world and why they are happening. This is the first in a series of three guest blogs he’ll be…

4 Reasons Why Australia is Shopping Online This Christmas

To help you and your helpers gear up for the Christmas spending frenzy, we asked shopping expert Katie Paterson from money saving platform Flipit, for her top reasons for hunting down your Christmas gifts online.  December 7 was just named the ‘busiest online shopping day in Australian history’, as online sales were up as much…

MoneySmart Week: Tips for planning a career break

To finish off our blog series for MoneySmart Week, an initiative aimed at helping Aussies make effective financial decisions, we asked female finance guru Zoe Lamont to provide her advice for financially surviving a career break. Here are her 5 top tips:  1. Plan Ahead If you can, plan ahead. When do you want to take the break?…

How to give yourself an Instant Wealth Check

Discover the true state of your finances – and which areas need your attention in 2014 – with this easy template from money mentor Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon’s brand-new 12-Step Prosperity Plan. There probably isn’t one of us who can say we haven’t splurged instead of making an extra repayment on the credit card or chipping away at that mortgage…