How do you easily save money every day? If one of the many Australians living pay cheque to pay cheque, you need some help with saving. Research from BT Financial group found that financial stress has been growing every year so we’ve created a list of easy ways to save money regularly.
Having a baby can be a costly experience, but we’ve collated the following nine tips so you can start preparing now for this big life stage you’re about to embark on. Save, save, save The average cost of having a baby in a private hospital in Australia is approximately $8,500, according to Medibank Private. And […]
If there’s one thing every business should have in Australia, it’s a high interest savings account. Not only does this account help you should cash flow ever become a problem, but it also helps prepare you for the future. Today we explore how this account can bolster your overall business planning.
By Alison Banney | Banking and Investment Expert at Finder.com.au Having a clear savings goal is a great way to stay motivated to save money. Whether it’s a short-term savings goal or long-term savings goal, these five tips will help you stay on track and achieve it sooner. 1. Set a goal that you actually want to […]
3/4/18 Summary: The cash rate was kept unchanged at 1.5% following the April RBA Board meeting; The accompanying statement was largely similar to the one released in March; The RBA still appears to expect a better economy in 2018; The popular forecast is that first rate hike will not occur until early 2019. It’s not […]
Australia has one of the best retirement systems in the world – but do you know much about it? Superannuation can be complicated, however, it doesn’t have to be. We’ll help you understand the basics of the super system so you can start taking advantage of your financial future today.
Getting ready to move house in Australia? There’s no doubt about it, the process can be stressful, even if you’re one of the Australians who moves every other year. That said, we want to help reduce some of the stress. Here’s our official checklist of everything you need to do before you move house!
By Richard Laycock | Insurance Expert at Finder.com.au Home insurance can be a confusing concept to some, especially if you’re a first home buyer and aren’t completely sure how it works. And even if you already have home insurance and you think you’re adequately protected, you could still be caught out without enough cover. The best […]
To rent or buy – that’s the question plaguing Australians. The property market might be a tough one to get into, but there are many other reasons as to why you might be better suited renting over buying. Today we dissect the pros and cons of renting versus buying to help you make that decision.
…Good But Could Be Better Summary: The Q4 GDP numbers were a little weaker than expected; But other indicators suggest that the economy is doing a bit better than Ok; For 2017, we upgraded our mark for the Australian economy to a B- ; Things are getting better but there is still room for improvement. ‘You […]
The first home owners grant is an incredible tool for helping Australians to buy real estate when they haven’t before. However, these grants are different in every state and territory, with specific eligibility criteria in place. What do you need to understand to make sure you get yours?
Today we are taking a moment to recognise and celebrate the exceptional women who work at BOQ. At BOQ Village in Brisbane, BOQ State office in Sydney and across our branches nation-wide, we will be celebrating International Women’s Day. This week we took a moment to chat to two of these exceptional women, Fiona Harding […]
Summary: The RBA kept the cash rate unchanged for the 17th successive meeting; The accompanying statement was essentially unchanged from the previous month; The stronger global economy is helping Australia; But the RBA is still some time away from a potential rate increase The World is not enough But it is such a perfect place […]
Last week, one lucky BOQ first home buyer won a whopping $25,000! Rachelle, from Western Australia, was the lucky winner! We chatted to Rachelle about her experience with BOQ, her home buying process and how she is going to spend the big bucks! Rachelle has been renting ever since she moved to Perth for university […]
The new BOQ website is here, check it out: www.boq.com.au! Take a look at some of our key features below to familiarise yourself with the new website. Firstly, let’s quickly run through six items that have been updated on our main navigation bar. This main navigation bar will appear at the top of every page […]