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How do banks create money

Do banks really create money out of thin air?

Most people tend to think of banks as intermediaries between people with savings and people who want to borrow money. They loan out deposits to borrowers, and make a profit by charging more interest than they pay savers.But is this an accurate description of how banks work? Nowadays, there’s a lot of debate about where banks actually get the money for loans, with some suggesting deposits may not be the source after all. Below, we explore a few of the main theories.

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How to avoid money stress as a new parent

How to avoid money stress as a new parent

A huge 75% of new parents underestimate the cost of having a child, research from Credit Union Australia (CUA) shows. Indeed, almost half of those surveyed regretted not saving more money before starting a family. Around 40% said that with hindsight, it would be good to save between $5,000 and $8,000 to cover the extra costs.

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