Category Archives: Other Help

The Smart Way to Borrow from the ‘Mum and Dad Bank’

Parents love their kids and want to help them out. Kids love being able to realise their dreams and their folks can be a big help. But sometimes ‘it’s complicated’.   With the property market moving further out of reach, flat wages and higher personal debt, financial stress is on the increase. And the risks…
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How Parents Can Help Their Kids Without Losing Their House

About one in five first home buyers last year were at least partly financed by their parents. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, that number had increased by four per cent in just a couple of years1. In the past, parents only had three ways to help their kids get on to the ‘property ladder’:…
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What to do when selling a car that you owe money on

What I need to know about selling my car, if I still have money owing on a car loan. When it comes to selling your car, there is one major thing that makes it more difficult - not actually owning it. Yes, if your car is still secured under a loan, you do not really own it. Sure, if…
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Emotional support and practical advice

You don't have to go it alone. There is free and confidential help available. State and Territory Government Departments provide emergency temporary accommodation in low-cost hotels, motels, caravan parks and similar accommodation for people who are homeless or experiencing a housing crisis.
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