Guide to savings accounts

Best savings rates, high interest accounts, no fees savings... We all want lots of money. But the only thing worse than earning it, is putting it away for a rainy day when we're eighty. A high interest account is the simple answer to miser-free savings.

Savings Accounts

Your essential guide to building an emergency savings fund

Your essential guide to building an emergency savings fund

Having a solid savings back-up in a crisis is invaluable. Whether you’ve lost your rental bond while moving house, or lost your job because of a major economic downturn, it pays to have a little extra up your sleeve that’s solely dedicated to supporting you through a difficult financial time.

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What you need to know about gifting money to your kids

What you need to know about gifting money to your kids

Whether you’re helping them buy their first home or paying school fees for your grandchildren, gifting money to your children can be a wonderful thing to do. But while you may think the process simply involves writing a large cheque in your child’s name, it won’t be long until you realise things are a little more complex, especially if you are on the Age Pension or receive Centrelink payments. 

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How to create a budget

How to create a budget

A budget is really handy to have, whether you constantly find yourself low on funds or just never seem to be able to save up enough cash to pay for that shiny new kitchen appliance you’ve been coveting. 

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Savings accounts vs term deposits

Savings accounts vs term deposits

Where’s the best place to stash your cash and earn interest? In a shoebox box hidden under your bed, in a savings account or a term deposit? There’s no right or wrong answer, but if you’re looking to make money on your savings then we suggest ditching the shoebox or piggy bank.

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Joint savings accounts

Joint savings accounts

Are you living with your partner and sick of having to pay joint bills with separate bank accounts? Do you both have the same goals for your money? Can you be pretty confident your partner isn’t going to wake up in Vegas with no shoes, a new tattoo and a credit card bill as long as their arm?

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Online savings accounts

Online savings accounts

The internet is not just for funny cat videos (although those are important too.) It’s also the perfect place to find yourself somewhere to park your hard earned savings.

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What is a savings account?

What is a savings account?

So you’ve got a nice little nest egg built up and now you need somewhere to stash it. Well, a piggy bank is severely outdated and when you leave your savings in your everyday transaction account, well… you spend them.

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How to calculate interest on savings

How to calculate interest on savings

Interest is like a fee for borrowing money. That’s pretty straight forward in the case of your home loan - but when we’re talking about your savings, what does borrowing money have to do with it? Well, when you put money away in a savings account, that’s essentially you lending the bank your money. It’s still accessible to you at any time, but while you’re not using it, the bank can. In return for that, they pay you interest each month.

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Ways to save money

Ways to save money

Ah, the age old question: how can I save more money? Well, there are as many answers as there are people asking the question. From cutting back on bad habits to going DIY on just about any aspect of life you can name, there are plenty of schemes people have come up with for saving.

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Setting up a Savings Plan

Setting up a Savings Plan

You should actually start by giving yourself a pat on the back for getting to step one! You’ve acknowledged that it’s time to get your finances in order, ready to start saving for the future. Good work you!

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The Ins & Outs of Savings Account Features

The Ins & Outs of Savings Account Features

With hundreds of savings accounts on the market, choosing the right one to grow your hard-earned dollars in can be a daunting experience. To make the process easier and a little less stressful, Mozo has created this guide highlighting the features you should consider when choosing a savings account. 

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7 Steps to Savings Account Heaven

7 Steps to Savings Account Heaven

So here are the coveted, much anticipated and holiest of savings holies: the Seven Heavenly Savings Virtues - along with the Seven Deadly Sins of Spendthrift Iniquity. If you follow these steps you’ll reach your savings goal in no time!

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Types of Savings Account

Types of Savings Account

Whether you’re saving for a holiday, a home deposit or a new pair of shoes there’s a savings account out there for all savings scenarios! There are plenty of different types of savings account to choose from. Don’t be overwhelmed! Read this guide as we delve into the different types of savings accounts to help you decide which one best suits you and your hard earned savings. Then you can sit back and watch your savings grow!

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Kids Savings Accounts

Savings for children - tips and tricks

Savings for children - tips and tricks

Just because your kids are the sweetest, brightest-eyed customers in the bank queue doesn't mean they won't have to dodge a savings bullet or two. Here are our top tips to children's saving survival.

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Bank accounts for children - how to maintain kids savings motivation

Bank accounts for children - how to maintain kids savings motivation

Life’s uncertain, and as parents, we all want the best for our children and their future. One of the great ways you can help out is to get your kids into healthy money habits early on, whether that’s opening up their own savings account or teaching them to have savings goals they can commit to. That way, they’ll be well-equipped to handle their finances once they’re older and they’ll be more than ready to tackle the tricky financial challenges of adulthood.

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Savings for children - the Mozo guide

Savings for children - the Mozo guide

Bringing up a savings-savvy kid could save you a fortune in averted financial delinquency later on, so it pays to get them excited about hoarding their, alright, your cash in the best kids savings account around.

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Savings account news

Sate your high-interest appetite with savings updates and belt-loosening news.

Young aussies offered highest savings interest rates in 2020

Young Aussies offered highest savings interest rates in 2020

Most Australians aren’t getting much joy from their savings accounts right now. In our snapshot of December’s savings interest rate landscape, we saw the average ongoing savings rate in Mozo’s database plunge to less than half a percent.But there is some hope and it’s held in the hot little hands of young savers. Specialised savings accounts for kids and young adults are well and truly leading the way, with interest rates as high as 3.00%. If they’ve been taught well, anyone who sits in the relevant age bracket should get saving while the variable savings rates are good. Make sure you check the fine print of the market-leading accounts below for any conditions you’ll need to meet to earn bonus interest.

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