Category: "Finance Action Hero"

Spend less than you earn

February 5th, 2019 | no comments

“What’s your hot finance tip at the moment?”

Everyone is looking for that secret of the inner circle, the thing that no one else knows that they can act on and instantly become rich. They are looking for astounding insight and wisdom that could change their lives forever. And here it is...

Spend less than you earn.

The generations that lived through the World Wars and the Great Depression learnt this the hard way. Rationing was brought in under various guises by governments at the...

There is no easy money

January 5th, 2019 | no comments

We have all said it.. ‘If only I could win lotto’ or ‘A pay rise would make everything easier’. This type of wishful thinking can extend even further. We have all heard terrible tales of people who invested in something exceedingly risky, or something way out of their comfort zone, only to lose all their investment. Often we sit back and look at those stories in the news, wondering how they possibly believed:

That making their money back four times over in one year was realisti...

How to sidestep a tele-swindler

February 28th, 2017 | no comments

Our very own Peita D recently received a phone call from a legitimate Canberra based phone number. Identifying themselves as the Australian Tax Office, they warned Peita that if her tax bill was not paid over the phone right now, the police would be at her front door to personally collect the money. Thankfully Peita knew something was abit off and ended the call, but it had us worried how tricky these fraudsters have become.

Last year alone, Scam Watch reported $83 million squandered from...