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The first hurdle to managing your money is knowing where you're at. Our free calculators afford a clearer picture.
Possibly even more confusing than a bunch of money numbers are the words that purport to explain them.
So if you've been charged an inexplicable fee, or have all manner of terms and clauses in a banking contract, let Mozo bust your jargon jam.
Helpful as we are, you might want to check out some other sites around the place that can help with money matters.
This online currency converter has the latest worldwide currency rates and lets you perform currency conversions in a flash.
Get a free copy of your credit report at MyCreditFile and check your credit rating, which is used by lenders to assess your application for loans, credit cards, phone accounts and more.
The Government's first home owner scheme provides a one off grant of up to $21,000 to eligible first home owners. You can find all the details and even apply online.
Looking for lost super? The ATO's free online SuperSeeker service looks for your lost super in real time and finds possible matches. You can also do a more extensive lost super search over the phone.
If you want to consolidate your super by transferring it from one fund to another, here's a link to the ATO's superannuation portability form which you can download online.
ASIC's free online unclaimed money search tool will help you find money left in old bank accounts, company shares or life policies that you might have forgotten about or didn't even know you had.
If you need to make an official complaint against a banking, insurance or investment provider, the Financial Ombudsman is a free and independent dispute resolution service.
The Government has introduced new measures to make it easier for you to switch banks if you are not satisfied with your current one.
If you're saving for your first home, FIDO's new home saver account calculator and checklist can help you decide if this type of account is for you.
Our articles have all the info you need to minimise fees, max out your benefits and get your finances sorted.
From Monday we will farewell the humble credit card signature, as the 11-week rollover period comes to an end. During the rollover period, which started on 1 August, merchants who had not yet upgraded their terminals could still allow customers to opt for the signature, however from October 20 the signature transaction option will be taken away from retailers.
If the Commonwealth Bank has its way, you'll be using your “tap and go” cards or smartphone apps to pay for your work commute instead of the Opal card, as the big four bank is in talks with the NSW Government about giving customers the option, according to smh.com.au.
Buy an old house, give it a makeover and get rich from the sale. All the hit ‘renovation’ TV series make it look like a breeze but a few poor decisions and your ‘reno-vestment to riches’ plans could end up in the skip bin.
A report released by the Australian Council of Social Service has found 36.8% of children in sole parent families are living in poverty, compared to 17.7% of all children in Australia.
“How do I find competent and trustworthy financial advisers and rate them?” That’s the question posed by many Aussies, as choosing the right financial adviser can be a difficult decision.
Aussies could be in for a boost if the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) goes ahead with plans to cut the base interest rate next week, as analysts have predicted it will.
Many Aussies were bitterly disappointed when the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided not to lower interest rates earlier this month and it seems unlikely that any reductions will be seen until the new year.