Making a budget is easy, but how do you stick to it when times get tough?
12 Jan 2015 |
Making a budget is not about going on a diet of brussel sprouts and water, but about making sure you are using your hard-earned money for the things you really want.
We round up our top tips for building a healthier budget in 2015.
5 Jan 2015 |
Christmas credit card bills and back-to-school costs are putting the squeeze on many household budgets.
The top one-year term deposits pay less than the best online savings accounts – so is there still a good reason to lock away your money?
23 Oct 2014 |
CHOICE reveals term deposit traps and top term deposit rates for six months, one year and three years.
Who will provide the most bang for your buck when it comes to savings?
29 Sep 2014 |
Don't leave your hard-earned money in zero interest paying transaction accounts, use a high interest account instead.
Transaction fees are disappearing fast: there are now a range of fee-free accounts for everyone.
23 Sep 2014 |
Save on fees by choosing an account with no monthly fee and no fees for many ‘everyday’ transactions.
Kids' accounts are teaching kids some surprising lessons about banking
4 Jul 2014 |
We review 26 savings accounts designed for children and teenagers, including products offered by ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, Bankwest and Westpac. We find good interest rates but also some bad conditions and fees.
Monitor your money with your smartphone.
22 Jan 2014 |
We've checked out 10 financial apps that let you keep track of your spending or budget on the go.
Manage your bills online.
8 Oct 2013 |
With BPAY and direct debit, there are now more convenient options than ever for paying your bills - but which one's the best for your wallet?
When it comes to term deposits, financial institutions aren’t showing much reward for your loyalty to them.
15 Jul 2013 |
Over the past few years, bonus rates on online savings accounts have been as good or better than the highest rates on term deposit accounts. New regulations will see the pendulum swing back towards term deposits.
A CHOICE shadow shop found that adherence to the revised Banking Code is spotty at best.
31 May 2013 |
A revised banking code is one thing. Compliance is another.