Easter on the cheap, how HECS affects your home loan app & VIC Travel Voucher Scheme: This week’s best banking news

Easter on the cheap, how HECS affects your home loan app & VIC Travel Voucher Scheme: This week’s best banking news
  • How to have a cost-effective Easter weekend
  • Does HECS-HELP debt affect your home loan application?
  • Housing Retrospective: 30 years of Australian property trends
  • Elon Musk’s Starlink gets hit by inflation, raises prices across the board
  • Young homebuyers could be better off investing in Adelaide
  • Everything you need to know about the Victorian Travel Voucher Scheme

All in this week’s best banking news recap: editor’s pick.

How to have a cost-effective Easter weekend

Hanging for the Easter long weekend? Well, lucky for you, it’s only a few weeks away! Whether you’re going away, having an epic family feast or hitting up the Easter Show - the costs can add up quickly.

According to the National Retail Association, Aussies are expected to spend $3.4 billion nationwide this Easter. So, with that in mind, here are some tips for having a budget-friendly Easter weekend.

Read the full article: How to make your Easter weekend as cost effective as possible for our top tips.

Does HECS-HELP debt affect your home loan application?

Isn’t it funny? You go to uni for four years and walk out with a piece of paper and $50k+ debt.

All jokes aside, HECS and Fee HELP have been a real lifesaver for many Aussies wanting to study without having to come up with the money upfront.

But what are the repercussions of having student debt when applying for a home loan?

Read the full article: Does HECS-HELP debt affect your home loan application? to find out.

Housing Retrospective: 30 years of Australian property trends

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Did you know that in 1991 you could buy a house at Bronte Beach for just $307,729?! Madness! It doesn’t get wilder than that, folks! Or does it?

A recent progress report from Aussie Home Loans has shed light on how the Aussie property market has evolved in the last thirty years. Let’s just say it’ll make you wish you had a time machine.

Read the full article: Housing Retrospective: Thirty years of Australian property trends for a blast from the past!

Elon Musk’s Starlink gets hit by inflation, raises prices across the board

After hitting 250,000 customers, Elon Musk has upped his Starlink satellite broadband prices. Starlink dropped the news to its customers via email, explaining that “the sole purpose of these adjustments is to keep pace with rising inflation.”

Following this, Elon himself took to Twitter to try and start a discussion about inflation:

Read the full article: Elon Musk’s Starlink gets hit by inflation, raises prices across the board for the full scoop.

Young homebuyers could be better off investing in Adelaide

Young homebuyers could be better off investing in Adelaide

According to new Corelogic data, property sales are slowly dropping across the country despite sky-high prices and red-hot auction lots. However, smaller capital cities seem to be the exception.

It appears that young homebuyers with smaller loan limits may want to steer clear of major cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra and instead check out the likes of Brisbane or Adelaide for cheaper options.

Read the full article: Young home buyers could be better off investing in smaller Australian capitals, like…Adelaide? for the full rundown.

Everything you need to know about the Victorian Travel Voucher Scheme

This just in: As a way to help boost the suffering travel and tourism industry, the Victorian government launched a $200 travel voucher scheme this week. 

There was a limited number of vouchers available which ran out pretty much straight away – and they’re non-transferable. Those lucky enough to get their hands on one might be wondering what to do with it?

Read full article: Everything you need to know about the Victorian Travel Voucher Scheme for the deets.

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