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With the cut-off date for tax returns looming uncomfortably close (October 31st), there’s not much time left for you to sort out your tax and claim your much-needed refund. Once you have your refund in hand, however, you might be persuaded to just go out and spend it all, without giving other options any real thought. The problem with blowing your refund in this way is that you usually regret it later and wish that you had been more sensible with...

  Buying a boat is a huge lifestyle decision, so you need to make sure that you purchase the right boat for your needs and one that is also within your budget. Let’s take a look at some of the different types of boats that are popular with Aussies, so you can decide which one is best for your needs.   Sailboat There is a wide range of boats within the category, from small dinghies to major ocean-going models. However, if you want a...

Most people who ride motorbikes appreciate the freedom that a bike gives them, anything from an easier commute to work to simply enjoying the open road on a sunny day. However, another factor that often plays heavily on the decision to buy a motorbike is that a bike costs less to run when compared to a car, SUV or even a Ute. Using less fuel on a day-to-day basis is not only great for your hip-pocket, but it is also good...

You might have seen a few ads about 0% finance and thought that it sounds like a great deal, particularly if you are in the market for a new car, boat, motorbike or caravan. After all, not having to pay any interest on your loan is awesome and is not something you see every day. Well, it’s best not to get too worked up over these offers, because unfortunately, this is a case of if it looks too good to be...

It’s no secret that looking for a loan can be a nightmare. If you’re looking for finance, there are countless lenders in the industry and it can be hard to know if you are getting the most competitive deal that suits your needs. Some people are under the impression that going straight to your current bank is the best idea, but there are countless reasons why you should consider using a finance broker. They can generally offer a more competitive...

Many Australians own a caravan, camper trailer or RV and their numbers are increasing every year. However, whilst Australia has a great climate all year round, most of us tend to hook up our mobile homes during the summer months, avoiding the cooler winter season. After all, when you can stay nice and cosy at home during the winter, why bother going on the road? Well, there are some perks to travelling around Australia during the cooler months, from avoiding traffic...

As a small business owner, you are quite often pushed for time and just don’t have the heart to organise your financials. You always mean to get there, but when the end of the month comes around, you still haven’t had the time to get a handle on your finances. The problem with being time poor in business is that you can end being seriously poor, especially if you don’t sort out your financials and understand where your business is at...

Just imagine how much money you spend financing your annual holiday and weekend getaways. Then think about how much money you usually spend hiring an RV, caravan or camper trailer, as well as a boat or jet ski for your holiday. Have you forgotten your dream of owning a top of the line motorbike or an ATV, and what about all of the trips on your bucket list? Financing all of these dreams can seem like a fool’s errand and completely...

With the end of the financial year rapidly approaching, now is the time to reap as many tax benefits as you can for your business in the current financial year. However, if you leave purchasing new vehicles and equipment until July, you will have to wait a whole 12 months before you can claim any depreciations or other tax benefits. This means that you need to decide whether a personal or a commercial loan is best for these major purchases. As...

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