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

Your guide to switching to an electric vehicle

Ready to get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle? Discover everything you need to know in our handy guide.

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The Clever Way Home Podcast Episode 3: Tips for saving

Join us as we unearth rich and relatable savings hacks that could help give your deposit the boost it needs. Tune in to the third episode of The Clever Way Home Podcast.

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The Clever Way Home Podcast Episode 2: How much will I need?

In the second episode of The Clever Way Home Podcast, we explain the true cost of buying your first home, to help you budget accordingly. Gain a holistic overview of all the financial considerations involved.  

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The Clever Way Home Podcast Episode 1: Making myself loan ready

In the first episode of The Clever Way Home Podcast, we’ll help you take that first big step onto the property ladder by making yourself loan ready. Prepare and stay informed to give you the best chances of success with a lender.

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New year resolutions

Tired of not sticking with your New Year’s resolutions? Here are some simple ones that will help you save some money.

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Tips to prepare your home for bushfires

Summer’s here and so is the threat of bushfires. See how to prepare your home for another bushfire season.

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I need $5K what are my options?

When the unexpected happens and your savings can’t cover it, what are your borrowing options? We look at personal loans, credit card options and more.

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6 savvy saving tips for Christmas

How can you save money over Christmas? We look at 6 savvy saving tips to help you get through an expensive time of year.

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How to feel more confident buying your first home

Buying a home can feel scary. Here are some tips to help you feel more confident buying your first home.

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Must-do Australian road trips

Must-do Australian roadtrips for the holidays. We look at the best local driving holidays instead of going overseas.

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Benefits of a home loan pre-approval

Thinking of getting a home loan pre-approval? See how to get pre-approved for a home loan and how it helps your house hunting.

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How to refinance your home loan

Learn how to refinance your home loan with our helpful tips. See the advantages and disadvantages of refinancing.

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The pros and cons of buying new and used cars

You're ready to upgrade your wheels or say goodbye to public transport and hello to the open road via car ownership.

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The process of buying your first home

Buying your first home can be daunting. But what if we broke it down step-by-step? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to do right now.

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Offset accounts explained

An offset account could save you thousands of dollars in interest and help you pay off your home loan sooner. Here’s how it works.

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How to achieve financial wellbeing

Learn about how to achieve financial wellbeing. Being in full control of your money & make plans for the future. Read these smart tips

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The pros and cons of buying a home versus renting

Choosing between purchasing a house and renting is one of the biggest financial decisions. Discover the advantages and disadvantages of renting vs buying a home

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Financial Assistance for First Home Buyers

There is financial assistance available for first home buyers. Learn about the Australian government scheme, states grants and promotions.

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Tips to save for a home loan deposit faster

Trying to save for a home loan deposit, but finding it a bit daunting? Read our clever tips on saving for a home loan deposit.

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The feel-good benefits of saving money in the bank

Did you know that saving money can make you feel super? Find out the feel – good benefits of saving money in the bank.

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What are the most valuable features to look for in your first home?

Find out the most valuable features to look for in your first home. These features can determine potential growth and livability – read more

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How to buy a home before you turn 30

For first-timers, there are loads of incentives, schemes and grants that can help you get your foot onto the property ladder. Read about to buy a home.

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5 easy ways to smash credit card debt

Aussies have spent up big on their credit cards over the past year. So to help you get back in control, here are five simple tips to reduce credit card debt

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A to Z of home buying

Buying a home, especially your first, can feel a little daunting at times. We’re here to help make your first home buying experience easier with our A to Z of home buying.

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