One good reason to look beyond your broker

House For Sale

As a recent report released by Choice has indicated, using a broker to find a home loan may not be all it is cracked up to be.

One of the issues Choice raises in their article is the false perception that brokers can offer the absolute best loan to each client based on the borrower’s individual circumstances.

But the reality is that not all lenders have agreements in place to issue loans through all brokers. Should the best loan for you be offered by an organisation that your broker doesn’t have an deal with, they can’t live up to their reputation of being able to find you the absolute best product.

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Posted in Banking Education, Saving Money

Saving for your house deposit is about making sacrifices

Buy Your Dream Home By Choosing The Right Mortgage

Saving for a deposit for your home loan can be a long and tiring task, and sometimes it seems like you are never going to reach your goal.

But there is a way to reach your target and get into your home sooner than you think, but it does require some sacrifice on your part.

Before we get to those however, you will first want to figure out what you will need to save.

Having a savings goal is paramount to your success.

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Posted in Saving Money

Retirement – how much is enough?

Retirement – how much is enough?

You may dream about overseas holidays, home renovations or simply spending more time with your friends and family in retirement.

However, the reality is that many people’s savings are unlikely to match their retirement expectations unless they take action.

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Posted in Better Living

Modern insurance for a modern lifestyle

Modern insurance for a modern lifestyle

Insurance is something most people only think about when it is too late – when they need to make a claim.

And we’ve all heard the horror stories of people who thought they were covered only to find out that their policy didn’t cover them when they needed it most.

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Posted in Better Living

21 Different ways to watch TV and movies

21 Different ways to watch TV and movies

Traditionally, if you wanted to watch a TV show or movie you pretty much had three choices: you could watch it on free-to-air TV, watch it on cable TV, or rent or buy a DVD.

But there are now more ways than ever to watch TV shows and movies in Australia – at last count there were over 20.

With the advent of the internet, and now the convergence of television and online services, your choices are way beyond what you could have imagine even five years ago.

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Posted in Better Living

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