Put $2150+ in your pocket by Christmas

Christmas is approaching faster than you can say “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer” and bringing with it the usual money worries. Having a very merry Christmas can be tough on your wallet – but with 13 weeks to go there are plenty of ways to beat the festive financial fret by preparing and saving well in…

MoneySmart Week: Emergency proof your finances

It’s MoneySmart Week, and here at Mozo, we know there’s nothing smarter than always being prepared. Life can be pretty unpredictable. Unexpected medical bills, uninsured damage to your property, or sudden unemployment can happen to anyone at any time and have a massive impact upon your quality of life. But although you might not be…

#EPICFAIL – Dumbest ways to spend your student tax return

Thanks to former Prime Minister Gillard’s recent reforms, most students will be receiving a sizeable lump sum come tax return time. As we gleefully eye our suddenly swollen bank accounts, we’ll almost inevitably be sucked into the intoxicating and dangerous illusion that we’ve magically become boundlessly wealthy. Cue carefree spending, upbeat shopping montages and senseless…

Buy Nothing New Month Week 3: Thailand, Tricks and Tea

I am now three weeks into Buy Nothing New Month. That’s three weeks of buying nothing new – aside from the obvious essentials – in order to fight consumerism, reduce consumption and save some serious cash. If I’m honest, the last three weeks have been super challenging. Kicking my mindless consumerism habits has been tough,…