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Great Southern Bank Blog

Guides, tips and ideas to help you at every stage.

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The cost of having a baby in Australia

We look at the most underestimated costs of having a baby and how to ensure they’re covered.

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Financial lessons to teach your kids

Discover fun, effective ways to teach kids about money. Empower your children for a financially-literate future.

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9 common mistakes to avoid when refinancing a home loan

Thinking about refinancing your home loan? Make sure you avoid some of the more common mistakes with our handy guide.

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Fixed versus variable: What’s the difference in a nutshell?

What's the differences between a fixed and variable rates, and are there any other options?

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A guide to saving for a home deposit

Are you saving for a home deposit? Great Southern Bank has a comprehensive guide to help you reach your goal.

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What is Lenders Mortgage Insurance and who needs to pay for it?

If your home deposit is below a certain amount, you may need to pay Lenders Mortgage Insurance. Find out how it works here.

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Decluttering tips that will also make you money

Clearing the clutter will not only make you feel better, but will also help you make money. Learn how to declutter and boost your wallet today!

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The Bank of Mum and Dad
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Five ways to add value to your property

Find actionable tips to increase the value of your property and learn how to plan for home improvement projects.

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How To Identify Phishing Email

Find out how to keep your personal information safe by identifying phishing emails, one of the most common scam tactics in recent years.

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How to save for holiday

If you’re dreaming of your next overseas trip, check out our tips for how to save for a holiday, and how to keep your money safe when you get there.

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How to prepare for a bushfire

Our bushfire protection checklist can help ensure you’re prepared if and when the worst happens.

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Celebrating international womens day

We look at the financial challenges facing women and what Great Southern Bank is doing to help.

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What is Afterpay? And what are its benefits and risks?

Is Afterpay too good to be true? Or can it be genuinely helpful? We explore the Afterpay pros and cons you need to know.

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