Cash Flow

Meet the couple who bought their house with cash and other fanatical savers

Nina Hendy These Australians paid for their house in cash and have two years of wages in the bank.

Do your kids get too many presents? There's an app for that

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons Three out of four Australians believe they are overspending on their kids by hundreds of dollars each month. And then there's the gifts.

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Financial freedom through frugality

Save money by shopping your pantry first, and avoiding pre-packaged food.

Catherine Robson How to get rich, happy and save the world.

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15 things to do by 30 to create a better life after 60

Young adults can do things now that will improve their financial future

John Collett Your 20s are the time to set in place some basics that will help set you up for a brighter financial future.

How to save on Easter spending

To save money, Simone Plaza and her family are having a camping holiday this Easter.

John Collett Don't let the Easter bunny eat all your savings.

Six money tips from someone who saved $1 million by age 30

Years of living frugally and finding ways to make extra cash helped Sabatier meet his savings goal. But then last year he made a costly mistake: he got comfortable.

Jonnelle Marte After college, Grant Sabatier was unemployed, broke and living with his parents. Here's how he reached his goal of saving $US1 million ($1.3 million) by age 30.

Pay now and consume later for happier spending

You'll enjoy the holiday more if you pre-pay and it feels

Catherine Robson Spending money can be as painful as stubbing your big toe.

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Comparing comparison sites – they don't

Shopping around for the best insurance is not easy.

Michael Pascoe You're using a comparison site to shop around? D'oh – odds are you've just been taken for a ride.

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Life's simple pleasures will make you rich

Camping can be a great way to relax – and a cheap holiday.

Caitlin Fitzsimmons How to escape FOMO, YOLO spending and envy.

Valentine's Day? Bah, humbug!

Come Valentine's Day, florists spruik long-stem roses grown in the Andes in South America.

Caitlin Fitzsimmons Let's be honest, there'll be a lot of obligation spending for couples this week. Roughly $100 per person.

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Sarah Silverman's take on fart jokes applies to money

Comedian Sarah Silverman understands that scarcity sells.

Catherine Robson The comedian can teach us something in terms of restraint.

How phone companies trick you into spending more

Apple sells two models of the iPhone 6s so think about which is the best investment for you.

Angus Kidman In the market for a new phone? You'll need your wits about you.

Warning signs you're in financial strife

Denise Cullen If the festive season has left you feeling financially worse for wear, you're not alone.

Collecting experiences beats accumulating stuff for value for money

Enrolling in a cooking class on Thai cuisine highlights a personal enjoyment in Thai food and the desire the learn how to cook it well.

Catherine Robson When it comes to spending money, we want the biggest bang for our buck.

The eight rules to lose weight and make money

Lifestyle changes need to be permanent for long-term success.

Noel Whittaker Most New Year's resolutions involve losing weight and gaining wealth, and you are probably battling both as the weight stays on and the credit card bills start arriving.

How much Australians spend on health

Australians spend more on vitamins than prescription drugs.

Georgina Dent Good health is priceless in theory but in reality it comes with a significant price tag. 

Wardrobe lessons from a reformed shopaholic

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons Shopping addiction is the female equivalent to gambling, a psychologist says.

Mobile plans: Spend more now to save much more later

Alex Kidman Many of us think in terms of how much data we're using now without thinking about the fact that many mobile plans cover two year terms.

Love your leftovers: saving money and the planet by reducing food waste

Caitlin Fitzsimmons Join our club. We can call it the Leftovers Lovers League.

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Be a financial winner: Start saving early, invest in growth assets and cut tax payments

Noel Whittaker Aussies are great at paying their bills but hopeless at saving voluntarily.