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Cracking into the property market, our interview with Nicole Haddow

Cracking into the property market, our interview with Nicole Haddow

At thirty, journalist Nicole Haddow had unstable income, no financial plan and only credit-card debt to her name. But less than two years’ later she became a home-owner. PDX had the opportunity to interview Nicole about her experience cracking the property market. Her experience that then lead her to document the good and the bad … Continued
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What are the hidden risks of using Afterpay?

What are the hidden risks of using Afterpay?

It seems that with Buy Now, Pay Later we really can have it all! You see it, you like it, you want it, and now you’ve got it — all thanks to Afterpay. So, what is it? Afterpay is a digital service that allows consumers to obtain products immediately, splitting the cost into four even … Continued
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Ten signs you’re ready to own a home

Ten signs you’re ready to own a home

Ten signs you’re ready to own a home You’ve got a steady job. No debt. A healthy bank balance. And if given the option you’d much rather binge episodes of House Hunters than the latest season of Married At First Sight (okay, maybe just one episode). But should you take the leap into home ownership? … Continued
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6 ways to streamline your life and save money

6 ways to streamline your life and save money

It’s the weekend and you’re inside, again! Now is as good a time as any to start streamlining areas of your home, and take stock of what you own, and consume. There are so many ways to up tidy your life, save more money, and create less physical and mental clutter in the process. 1. … Continued
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How to: Create a productive work zone at home

How to: Create a productive work zone at home

Is working from home working for you? If you’re like most people, this “working from home” thing takes a lot of adjusting. You may be struggling with the lack of routine and autonomy that comes with your workplace. Conversely, maybe you’re struggling to STOP working now that you have more time in your day thanks … Continued
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Four lifestyle suburbs you need to know about (but may have not have considered moving to)

Four lifestyle suburbs you need to know about (but may have not have considered moving to)

A lifestyle change doesn’t need to be something you put off until retirement. In fact, a growing number of millennials are skipping the wait — escaping major cities for a semi-regional tree or sea change, or a mix of both. And it’s not hard to see why. Congestion is increasing, along with rent and rising … Continued
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Five affordable postcodes millennials should invest in

Five affordable postcodes millennials should invest in

“Millennials will be renting forever. They’ll never enter the property market…” How many times have we heard similar comments being thrown around in the media? It can often feel like an uphill battle when it comes to breaking into the property market, creating a climate of anxiety and uncertainty. But beyond the headlines there is … Continued
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The single person’s guide to saving

The single person’s guide to saving

Being single can present some obstacles when it comes to saving — two incomes are always better than one — but it can also come with many opportunities, provided you’re savvy and proactive with your finances. Dream big First things first, write down exactly what your life goals are. Do you want to own your … Continued
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